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Articles by Alex Clark
- Exploring the staying power of elected sheriffs – a preliminary analysis
A closer look at the incumbency advantages and campaign expenditures of America's elected sheriffs.
Aug 24, 2017
- Seizing Chicago: Drug stings and asset forfeiture target the poor
Instead of protecting Chicago's communities, state asset forfeiture practices and drug stings set up by federal agents target low-income, Black, and Latino residents, setting them up to fail.
Aug 11, 2017
- New data: The rise of the “prosecutor politician”
Jed Shugerman argues that the prosecutor's office has become a "stepping stone to higher office... with dramatic consequences in American criminal law and mass incarceration." His extensive database explores connections between prosecutors and politics in each state since the 1880s.
Jul 13, 2017
- Redefining the Role of the Prosecutor: Conference Roundup
Prosecutors, former judges, and legal experts unanimously agreed: the role of the prosecutor is often misunderstood and underestimated.
Jun 20, 2017