Public Safety & Justice

How Many Police Officers Does a City Need?

There are many factors that go into staffing decisions -- some of which fail to take agencies' actual workloads into account.

For Some, 'Ban-the-Box' Laws Are Making It Harder to Get a Job

The laws are meant to make it easier for ex-felons to get hired. But they're having the opposite impact on some people who don't even have a criminal history.

To Work on Parole Boards, No Experience Necessary

The people who decide criminals’ freedom are often ill-equipped to make informed decisions. That’s where risk assessment tools come in, but they aren't always used.

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