Criminal Justice Blog
This FOIA request is the start of CJP's campaign to open the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's data for public access. Here we request data related to 5 years of Felony Review cases.
New Contact information for CJP!
We replicated the FOIA we sent to IPRA regarding accessing digital stored data related to complaints against officers for a single month.
Follow the status of CJP's FOIA to OEMC seeking to start making case level data related to the calls for service available to the public
Access the 2010 Chicago Police Department's manpower study and a collection of links for police staffing studies available online from across America.
CJP is seeking access to all the digital data held by IPRA related to all complaints filed against officers for the month of January 2013.
This site analyzes 5 years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.
This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative & FreeGeekChicago
CJP’s latest installment in our running review of “Chicagoland,” CNN’s ‘docudrama’ on our fair city.
The shocking degree to which facts and figures from City Hall go unchallenged in CNN’s Chicagoland reporting.
Join Steve Edwards, from the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, as he moderates a discussion among journalists, advocates for survivors, and criminal justice leaders, for a discussion about violence against women, its news coverage, and the potential for increased data access to impact the public discussion.
There are consequences for decades of failed political and economic policies that play out in the lives of the people of color throughout Chicago.
More insight into what is driving the limited discussion on police manpower in Chicago.
Reprinting numbers provided to you by the CPD’s media department is not “conducting an analysis,” it is being a stenographer.
Eddie Aruza did something no other Chicago based journalist has done over the last two years - ask the FOP a follow up question!
How does Chicago rank amongst the top five cities in the US when it comes to officers and homicides?
Is there a correlation between the number of offices employed by the CPD and the number of homicides in Chicago?
Possible consequences of the panacea of decriminalization Chicago style!
Gangs and how the media drives a criminal justice response that we keep repeating without any success.
Why hasn't your Chicago press pushed for answers to these questions about the prep by Chicago criminal justice agencies for NATO summit?
My thoughts on how to define justice in the Chicago Police Accountability system.
Shedding a little reality in the discussion about closing districts. Not something you will hear from the Fraternal Order of Police.
For the first time in 50 years the Chicago Police Board will see reform come to their operations through a ordinance passed by the city council.
It is imperative that communities understand the police arrest for purposes other than prosecution.
Cross-cultural comparisons are fraught with pitfalls for the best of researchers, not to mention journalists.