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Convicted In Cook Release!

This site analyzes 5 years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.

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Crime & Punishment Release!

This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative & FreeGeekChicago

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Chicagoland Review – 10 points on Episode 2 & 3

CJP’s latest installment in our running review of “Chicagoland,” CNN’s ‘docudrama’ on our fair city.

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Chicagoland Review – Part 1

The shocking degree to which facts and figures from City Hall go unchallenged in CNN’s Chicagoland reporting.

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Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth

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.

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513 Murders in 2012 – Caused by 50 Years of Failed Economic Policies!

There are consequences for decades of failed political and economic policies that play out in the lives of the people of color throughout Chicago.

513 Murders in 2012 – Caused by 50 Years of Failed Economic Policies! - Read More…

More on the Police Manpower Debate

More insight into what is driving the limited discussion on police manpower in Chicago.

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Passing stenography off as analysis based journalism

Reprinting numbers provided to you by the CPD’s media department is not “conducting an analysis,” it is being a stenographer.

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Thoughts on Chicago Tonight Appearance

Eddie Aruza did something no other Chicago based journalist has done over the last two years - ask the FOP a follow up question!

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Police Staffing in America’s 5 Largest Cities

How does Chicago rank amongst the top five cities in the US when it comes to officers and homicides?

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Chicago Homicides & Police Personnel

Is there a correlation between the number of offices employed by the CPD and the number of homicides in Chicago?

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Pot Tickets

Possible consequences of the panacea of decriminalization Chicago style!

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Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law

Gangs and how the media drives a criminal justice response that we keep repeating without any success.

Gangs: Television Coverage, Violence, and the new RICO law - Read More…

NATO & All the Unanswered Questions

Why hasn't your Chicago press pushed for answers to these questions about the prep by Chicago criminal justice agencies for NATO summit?

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Closing Districts

Shedding a little reality in the discussion about closing districts. Not something you will hear from the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Chicago Police Board Reforms Pass City Council

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.

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Some Thoughts on the “Under the Gun” Series

Cross-cultural comparisons are fraught with pitfalls for the best of researchers, not to mention journalists.

Some Thoughts on the “Under the Gun” Series - Read More…

Change in Government Must Include Change in Media Practices

The Chicago & Cook County criminal justice system and press must rely on statistics derived from long-term analysis and drop the weekend, week, and monthly comparisons that do not inform the public.

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Separating facts from fiction

My thoughts on my appearance on Politics Tonight on CLTV last week with Tio Hardiman from CeaseFire and Pat Camden from the Fraternal Order of Police.

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Rape by 23rd district officers and the missing “whole story”

The whole story would contain the details of the response by the CPD to the previous complaints against these officers.

Rape by 23rd district officers and the missing “whole story” - Read More…

Criminal Justice System is Failing Us

This is an expanded version of an opinion editorial that the Sun Times decided not to run about the recent failings of the Chicagoland criminal justice system.

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CJP’s Analyzes the Mayoral Candidates’ Crime Platforms

CJP exposes how almost nothing new is being brought to the table by the group of mayoral candidates.

CJP’s Analyzes the Mayoral Candidates’ Crime Platforms - Read More…

Police Resource Allocation and CJP’s Attempts to get Access to Data

Since the CPD is not willing to release this information to the public, CJP has decided to release the information on our own.

Police Resource Allocation and CJP’s Attempts to get Access to Data - Read More…

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Convicted In Cook Release! Dec 15, 2014

This site analyzes 5 years of conviction data from the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Crime & Punishment Release! Apr 02, 2014

This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative & FreeGeekChicago

Chicagoland Review – 10 points on Episode 2 & 3 Mar 27, 2014

CJP’s latest installment in our running review of “Chicagoland,” CNN’s ‘docudrama’ on our fair city.

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