In a statement signed by other experts, the authors of a recent op-ed in the New York Times argued that risk assessment tools can actually increase pretrial detention. And they point out that using arrest and conviction histories means that people of color are disproportionately labeled as dangerous. These fundamental, technical problems “cannot be resolved,”… Read More
UK man was convicted of making false allegations of sexual abuse. For every clear-cut case of fraud, there are many murky ones.
Supreme Court rules that people on probation are entitled to more rights than previously thought. Read More
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s sex offender registry law violates offenders’ right to due process. In an opinion handed down Friday, the court — voting 3-2 — found the law requiring all offenders to register unconstitutional, unless offenders are first given the opportunity to demonstrate they aren’t a danger to the… Read More
Originally prosecuted as statutory rape in state court, the defendant was indicted on the child pornography charges after authorities discovered a deleted video of the two having sex in defendant’s phone’s back-up Google cloud account. Read More