Law, Policy & Society

The teacher and the prisoner

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What happens when an armed robber reads Shakespeare?

Poll prep

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Amassing data on candidates nationwide, a new UChicago start-up helps voters navigate their local ballots.

Who’s the deviant here?

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Sociologist Howard S. Becker, PhB’46, AM’49, PhD’51, talks about his career studying deviance.

Criminal injustice

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Jonathan Rapping, AB’88, inspires attorneys who represent indigent clients to fight a system stacked against them.

Unpacking a problem

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Clinical social worker Mary DeVan, AM’72, helps people plagued by hoarding disorders.

Looking behind Asian American parenting myths

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SSA associate professor Yoonsun Choi’s new study explores a diverse demographic with a variety of traditions and needs.

Security, technology, and the separation of powers

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The annual University of Chicago Law Review symposium drills down on tough questions.

The unintended consequence of mandatory child care

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Chile has one of the lowest female labor-force participation rates in Latin America. So in an effort to bring more mothers into the workforce, a policy was introduced requiring firms to provide childcare. But that's not all it did.

Using media to impact policy

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Professor Harold Pollack tells the story of his brother-in-law to raise awareness about intellectual disability.

Spotlight

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A PhD candidate hits the rails on a new writing residency.

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