Connecting criminal justice, policy and politics

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Protesters gather at a scene where someone was shot.
Protesters gather in this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo from Kenosha, Wis., at the scene where someone was fatally shot Tuesday night during demonstrations over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police. As a result of Blake’s death, the state legislature created the Racial Disparities Task Force. The group came up with 18 recommendations for legislative change. (David Goldman/AP Photo)

Addressing crime is a common political topic. But how much effect do politicians really have on criminal activity? A criminal justice professor and a crime reporter discuss the intersection of illegal activity and political policy.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • A. Emily Ralph Technical Director
  • John Eason Guest
  • Jamiles Lartey Guest

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