Criminal Justice

About 70,000 people live in Rocinha, making it the most populous favela in Rio de Janeiro. iStockphoto
Eduardo Campos Lima December 23, 2019
The increasing number of fatal acts of police are among the emerging concerns addressed by the Pastoral of Favelas, an archdiocesan commission created 42 years ago to respond to the needs of Rio’s slum dwellers.
Jan-Albert Hootsen December 10, 2019
Mr. LeBarón, the family's spokesperson, said he hopes he can channel the grief and anger over the killings into a broad social movement. “We want to unite the whole country. We want a social movement, not a political one,” he said.
Jenny Shank December 02, 2019
'Body Leaping Backward' is a melancholy, atmospheric memoir that reads as a sort of urgent confession.
The Editors November 15, 2019
Hate crimes, particularly directed at the Jewish community, are stubbornly persistent both worldwide and in the United States, the editors write.
Pope Francis urged greater efforts to reform prison systems, address the root causes of crime and ensure acceptance and reintegration once a person completes his or her sentence.
Colleen Dulle October 24, 2019
The Kings Bay Plowshares 7, a group of Catholic activists who broke into Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in April 2018, were found guilty of three felonies and a misdemeanor each, including trespassing and defacing federal government property.