Criminal Justice

America This Week February 20, 2019
This week's guest is John Pfaff.
John Pfaff December 21, 2018
If we really want to scale back our reliance on prison, we need to change how we approach violence, and most people—politicians, reformers, the public—seem unwilling to do this.
Activists march holding a banner that reads in Portuguese “Black women against racism, genocide and femicide. Our lives matter,” during a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Filipe Domingues December 19, 2018
Ms. Morais’s death is a notorious example of an everyday horror in Brazil and other Latin American states: the crime of femicide. In 2017 at least 2,795 women were victims of femicide in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Stephen J. Pope December 06, 2018
Adopting the practices of the restorative justice movement could help re-establish the church’s moral credibility on preventing and responding to sex abuse.
The Editors November 30, 2018
The United States spends $81 billion to lock people up each year, and the human costs of incarceration to inmates, their families and entire communities are incalculably greater.
St. Michael's College School in Toronto. (CNS photo/Michael Swan, The Catholic Register) 
Catholic News Service November 21, 2018
The accused are 14- and 15-year-old students of St. Michael's College School in midtown Toronto. Five of the accused turned themselves into police early Nov. 19 and a sixth was arrested on his way to school.