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Wednesday’s attack in Iran is unusual. Here’s why – and here’s what it means for the future

June 29, 2017

Mic.com “Iran’s repressive government is part of what helps insulate the country against terror.” – Maria Haberfeld, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Jurors see evidence in a different light than the public

June 22, 2017

CNN.com “Eventually, jurors start to see evidence from an objective standpoint” – Maria Haberfeld, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Families of two men killed this year believe justice failing in Shawnee County

June 16, 2017

The Topeka Capital-Journal “Homicides are evaluated in terms of intent, malice, recklessness and negligence” – David Carter, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Judges defend role in sentencing with flawed study

June 8, 2017

Herald Tribune “[This] study is not convincing, and its author doesn’t understand the criminal justice system” – John Kramer, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

CJRA Newsletter – May 2017

May 31, 2017

Read the May 2017 newsletter here.

Do federal consent decrees improve local police departments? This study says they might

May 24, 2017

The Washington Post “Consent decree process may contribute to a modest reduction in civil rights suits” John Worrall, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Violence and abuse in LGBTQ relationships is common. But it’s harder to spot

May 24, 2017

Al.com “Being denied the ability to view or obtain his or her records could amount to a violation of an inmate’s rights…” Miriam Bohmert, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Do Federal Consent Decrees Reduce Police Misconduct?

May 22, 2017

The Crime Report “Reductions in such (civil rights) filings may signal increased satisfaction with police agencies and a move toward reduced systemic police conduct,” John Worrall, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Another state declares an emergency over opioid addiction

May 10, 2017

Yahoo News “The opioid crisis is different than other drug crises in our history in that abusers have a different pathway to addiction — through pain medication, pharmacies — than other addicts,” Faye Taxman, CJRA Expert Read the full story here.

Solo-ish Violence and abuse in LGBTQ relationships is common. But it’s harder to spot

May 9, 2017

The Washington Post “The most common refrain that I saw as I was reading research papers on LGBTQ intimate partner violence was ‘We just don’t have enough research on this,’” Adam Messinger, CJRA Expert Read full story here.

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