How Offenders’ Distorted Cognitions Cause Hate Crimes

Emily Parkin

America has witnessed a surge of mass shootings, other homicides, and violent felonies in the last two years (e.g., CBS). In this context, reports of hate crimes against Asian Americans increased steeply, along with a rebound of anti-Semitic violence (e.g., Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism). However, aside […]

U.S. Attorney Announces Anti-Hate Crime Initiatives | USAO-EDWA

Emily Parkin

Spokane, Washington – U.S. Attorney Vanessa R. Waldref announced today her office’s increased resource dedication to civil rights, including its participation in a first of its kind, anti-hate crime outreach program entitled United Against Hate, which seeks to directly connect federal, state, and local law enforcement with traditionally marginalized communities […]

CommonWealth Magazine

Emily Parkin

THE TOP HOUSE lawmaker on criminal justice issues is accusing the Baker administration of “outright resistance” to implementing the state’s criminal justice reform law.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Michael Day, a Stoneham Democrat, wrote to Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence Reidy on Thursday questioning the administration’s compliance with aspects […]

Prosecuting Putin and His Cronies

Emily Parkin

International proceedings have already been initiated against Russia by Ukraine in the International Court of Justice. Other proceedings in international tribunals, including the International Criminal Court, have also been commenced as the prosecutor has opened an investigation. This post proposes that another forum, and set of international legal claims, should […]

A Public Defender on the High Court

Emily Parkin

When Ketanji Brown Jack­son was apply­ing to college, her high school guid­ance coun­selor told her not to set her sights too high. Now an exper­i­enced judge, with stints as a public defender, a U.S. Senten­cing Commis­sioner, and a lawyer in private prac­tice, Jack­son is poised to make history as the […]