News: Criminal Justice

Parole and Probation Reform in the COVID-19 Era

Illustration by Sally Deng courtesy of Human Rights Watch Columbia University’s Justice Lab produces research and engages with diverse constituencies…

August 14 @ 4:37 pm

Ruha Benjamin, Princeton Sociologist and Leading Thinker on Race and Technology, Will Be 2020 Graduation Speaker

The Columbia School of Social Work has announced that Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University…

May 9 @ 1:38 am

The Case for Smarter Parole in New York

WATCH FULL SHOW (35-minute listen) | COVID-19 PLAYLIST | EDITED TRANSCRIPT | RESOURCES In the 3/18/20 episode of Social Impact…

April 15 @ 10:33 pm

Welcome, Visiting Scholar Dr. Marguerite Burns!

Dr. Marguerite Burns, an associate professor in population health sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public…

January 24 @ 6:18 pm

Michael Friedman & Camille Alleyne: What Does the First Step Act Do for People with Mental Illness?

Adjunct professor teams up with MSW student to assess the impact of landmark criminal justice reform on justice-involved people with…

June 24, 2019 @ 8:27 pm

Launch of Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice Featured in “The Nation”

The new initiative by Columbia’s Justice Lab is intended to help municipalities close youth prisons. On Wednesday, April 10, the…

April 9, 2019 @ 11:09 pm

It Takes Two to Combat HIV Transmission

A new study from Columbia University’s Social Intervention Group confirms the success of couple-based intervention in reducing risky sexual behaviors…

April 4, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

Vincent Schiraldi Interviewed in New Criminal Justice Reform Documentary

Senior Research Scientist Vincent Schiraldi shares his expertise on mass incarceration and juvenile justice in a just-released short documentary: After…

March 7, 2019 @ 7:13 pm

In Address to Class of 2018, Alumnus Dr. Charles E. Lewis Calls for More Social Workers to Enter Politics

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Dr. Charles E. Lewis at the graduation ceremony for…

October 8, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

Is Social Media Surveillance the Virtual Stop-and-Frisk?  New Study by Desmond Patton

As the inescapability of social media erodes the boundary between public and private spheres, law enforcement faces new questions about…

November 2, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

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