Public Safety & Justice

In Unconventional Courtroom, a Little Respect Goes a Long Way

Brooklyn, N.Y., has one of the most innovative courts in the country -- not just for its approach toward defendants but also for its success in reducing recidivism.

The Mythical Link Between Immigrants and High Crime Rates

Decades of research has largely rejected claims associating immigrants with higher crime. A new Governing analysis finds the same to be true for undocumented immigrants in particular.

The New, More Powerful Wave of Civilian Oversight of Police

Cities are strengthening civilians' authority over law enforcement officers. But just how far should their power extend?

Leaked Trump Order Targets Legal Immigrants Who Use Government Benefits

If signed, the executive action would put green-card holders in danger of deportation and could burden state and local agencies.

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