A newsletter about challenging the status quo in the justice system through a non-ideological lens.
New York Times. Thomas Edsall. Did the George Floyd protests reduce police killings?
My take: police are probably policing less intensely than before, and that has both good and bad implications.
[Economist] In 2020 America experienced a terrible surge in murder. Why?
The recent crime spike wipes out 20 years of violence declines
[Vox] 2020’s historic surge in murders, explained
The 2020 murder surge is the largest increase in violence we’ve seen since 1960
[NYT] The Pandemic Has Hindered Many of the Best Ideas for Reducing Violence
You couldn’t create a situation that [Routine Activities] theory would predict to be more volatile,
[New Yorker] How Far Can Abused Women Go to Protect Themselves?
In Alabama, Roman found, no women received justifiable-homicide rulings between 2006, when the state’s Stand Your Ground law was implemented, and 2010, after which the state stopped reporting its data.
[NPR] Women And The Legal Bounds Of Self-Defense
men were 10% more likely to get justified homicide rulings than women. And in Alabama, the disparity was even greater. It was 25%...
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