Poverty/Justice

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Police Lineups Are Flawed. Can They Be Fixed?

Police lineups are a staple element of crime shows on TV and in the movies. An eyewitness, behind one-way glass, pointing out a criminal suspect among a group of four or five decoys standing along a wall at police headquarters makes for a highly dramatic momen...

Prop. 57 Changes Ahead? Legal Issues Make it Likely: Walters

In today’s CALmatters column, Dan Walters questions the future of Proposition 57, the criminal reform initiative passed in 2016 with support from Gov. Jerry Brown. The law allows for early release of some convicts, but exempts certain violent crimes, taken ...
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