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Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention

The criminal justice system exists to prevent crime and to provide justice and healing to crime victims. But that system – police, prosecutors, courts, jails, prisons, and services for people with criminal records in and out of incarceration – is not alone in that mission. Community groups standing apart from the system do so as well, particularly in response to the movements for racial equity in law enforcement and to end mass incarceration. These stories look at the effectiveness of both sets of players, and at responses sparked when the criminal justice system itself is the problem. 

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  • Cybercrime
  • Narcotics control
  • Law enforcement
  • Domestic violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Juvenile justice
  • Prison alternatives
  • Community policing
  • Police agencies
  • Crime prevention
  • Abuse prevention
  • Due process
  • Capital punishment
  • Justice rights
  • Victim aid
  • Probation and parole
  • Child abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Incarcerated peoples' rights
  • Sexual assault victim services
  • Corrections and penology
  • Organized crime
  • Solitary confinement
  • Services for people who are incarcerated
  • Racial inequity in the U.S. criminal justice system
  • Re-entry for people who are formerly incarcerated
  • Gun violence prevention
  • Rehabilitation of people who are formerly incarcerated
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