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Kevin Costner is a prisoner who is implanted with a CIA op's knowledge
"...of moral quandary is built into the premise of Criminal, from a script by David Weisberg and the late..."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Crime Month: Criminal
This comics series is made for and best enjoyed in the dark
"...Criminal is one. Whenever I'm lucky enough to score a..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Books Post by Robert Faires

Criminal Justice Reform Heads to Senate Floor
Commission would conduct full review of nation's criminal justice system
"...after it was introduced in the U.S. Senate, the Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009 on Thursday passed out..."

Jan. 22, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice Advocates and Officials at Odds Over Pandemic Precautions
Campaigning by another name
" enforcement front – still in campaign season – criminal justice reform advocates and public officials have gotten crossways...."

March 18, 2020 News Post by Michael King

Criminal Justice: Mercy at the Margins
Small changes proposed in state criminal laws
"...Whitmire, D-Houston and chair of the Senate Committee on Criminal Jus­tice. His reasoning: by 17, you should understand the..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

A Sobering Look at Criminal Justice
Tony Fabelo tells us the way it is
"...Everybody's favorite criminal justice policy wonk Tony Fabelo is offering a sobering..."

March 1, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Attorney Appointed to Consider Whether Lehmberg Will Face Criminal Charges
Felony conviction would lead oust D.A.
"...elected district attorney has been appointed to consider a criminal charge filed earlier this month against Travis County District..."

June 28, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Fixing Criminal Justice
Should the feds try to fix a broken system?
"...Should the government undertake a review of the nation's criminal justice system – and if so, should there be..."

Dec. 2, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Evolution of a Criminal Airs on PBS
Texas filmmaker probes his own criminal past in searching doc
"...In his debut documentary Evolution of a Criminal, Texas filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe weaves together autobiography and..."

Jan. 12, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

West Investigation Now Criminal Investigation
Law enforcement makes arrest, will not state if connected
"...Safety has changed tack and has now undertaking a criminal investigation...."

May 10, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Death Watch: Court of Criminal Appeals Stays Halprin's Execution
The case has been sent back to trial court for review
"...On Friday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted Randy Halprin a stay of execution for..."

Oct. 4, 2019 News Post by Brant Bingamon

Not Your Same Old Criminal Jurisprudence Committee?
New voices on committee asking more questions
"...82nd – or 81st, or 80th even – House Criminal Jurisprudence committee. Or at least it isn't sounding that..."

Feb. 28, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change
A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races
"...Everybody supports "criminal justice reform." Advocates across the entire political spectrum trumpet..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Criminal Justice Policy Folly
Perry signs executive order creating state Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center, basically reconstituting Texas' Criminal Justice Policy Council, which he axed back in 2003
"...on Jan. 29 an executive order creating the state Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center to collect and analyze data..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Dose of Integrity for Texas Criminal Justice
The Court of Criminal Appeals has created an Integrity Unit – but can the CCA really be part of the solution when it's so much a part of the problem?
"..."concrete" and "commonsense remedies" to fix the state's much-maligned criminal justice system. Indeed, the parade of wrongfully convicted continues..."

June 27, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Common Law: Does An Old Arrest Show Up on a Criminal Background Check?
What's best to do after a case gets dismissed
"...While a dismissal is an excellent outcome to any criminal case, it doesn't change the fact that you were..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Column by Chris Perri

Criminal-Justice Officials Get Spanked
Officials with Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Board of Pardons and Paroles get tongue lashings during Lege hearing, where agency leaders were questioned about communication and coordination problems
"...Officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Board of Pardons and Paroles got a..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Solid but uninventive American remake of a sly Argentinean movie about a couple of con men who should have left well enough alone.
" resist – and such is the case with Criminal. However, con movies, if merely repeating things that have..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Emily the Criminal
Aubrey Plaza goes from wage slave to free crook in a capitalist critique
"...a job interview. This happens twice in Emily the Criminal, and those scenes offer a catharsis for anyone who..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
"...last-minute stay of execution after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decided it needed more time to consider newly..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Criminal Justice: Cutting the Three Ps
"...If lawmakers want to reduce criminal justice spending, they'll have to cut the budget of..."

March 4, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice Reform
Slow Train A-Comin'
"...the time to clean up problems in the state's criminal justice system. Thus far, however, the tally for criminal..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Time to Fix Criminal Justice System
Sen. Jim Webb says broken system must be fixed
" study and make recommendations to improve the U.S. criminal justice system...."

March 27, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Racial Fairness in the Criminal Justice System
Activists, academics, advocates gather at Columbia to address issue of racial fairness in criminal justice system
"..."disparities in sentencing are an inevitable part of our criminal justice system," there was no violation of the Constitution...."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Criminal Justice: Innocence Is No Defense
There are several dozen criminal justice reforms under consideration, and a handful might actually be enacted.
"...than a dozen bills attempting to reshape the state's criminal-justice system. Rep. Terry Keel, R-Austin, Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin,..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Texas Families Rally for Criminal Justice
Claim state's justice system is broken
"...the loved ones of those incarcerated, each deals with criminal injustices in ways Perry and his political constituents could..."

Nov. 10, 2014 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Court of Criminal Appeals to Accept E-Filing in Death Penalty Cases
Move comes after petition filed in response to judge's decision to close courthouse door before executed inmate's attorneys could file last-minute appeal
"...In a surprisingly swift decision, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals published on Nov. 6 a new rule on..."

Nov. 9, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Criminal Justice Goes Unreformed by a Dismal 87th Texas Legislature
High presession hopes lead to deeper disappointments now
"...Mitchell and her colleagues in the criminal justice reform movement are disgusted after months of work..."

June 4, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Kathy Mitchell Pushes for Criminal Justice Reform by Getting Serious About Being Compassionate
"...has been simple: The things we're doing in our criminal justice system just don't work. For example, as the..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Features Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Criminal D.A.” Plan Simmers at County
Commissioners to consider legislative role on Nov. 13
"...County District Attorney and County Attorney offices into a "Criminal District Attorney" remains under consideration at Commissioners Court, with..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Michael King

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