More on Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement


The War on Drugs Has Made Policing More Violent

By Jonathan Blanks. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. July 19, 2016.

Rudy’s Racist Rants: An NYPD History Lesson

By Nat Hentoff and Nick Hentoff. July 14, 2016.

The Right to Choose: Trial by Jury, or Judge

By Tim Lynch. JURIST. June 27, 2016.

Cato Studies

Keep the Kids Inside? Juvenile Curfews and Urban Gun Violence

By Jillian B. Carr and Jennifer L. Doleac. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 47. March 16, 2016.

Watching the Watchmen: Best Practices for Police Body Cameras

By Matthew Feeney. Policy Analysis No. 782. October 27, 2015.

Clicking on Heaven’s Door: The Effect of Immigrant Legalization on Crime

By Paolo Pinotti. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 8. August 20, 2014.


Thin Blue Lies: How Pretextual Stops Undermine Police Legitimacy

Jonathan Blanks. Case Western Reserve Law Review. Vol. 66. No. 4. 2016.

Don’t Retreat on “Stand Your Ground” Laws

Ilya Shapiro. America's First Freedom. January 2014.

Forfeiting Reason

Roger Pilon. Criminal Law and Procedure News. Vol. 1. No. 2. Spring 1997.

Public Filings

Bravo-Fernandez v. United States

By David Debold, Akiva Shapiro, Ilya Shapiro, & Randal John Meyer. Legal Briefs. June 17, 2016.

Stamps v. Town of Framingham

By Matthew R. Segal, Adriana Lafaille, Ilya Shapiro, & Trevor Burrus. Legal Briefs. September 29, 2015.

Kane v. Lewis

By Adam K. Doerr, Erik R. Zimmerman, Ilya Shapiro, & Randal John Meyer. Legal Briefs. September 14, 2015.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Researcher Perceptions of Lawful, Concealed Carry of Handguns

John R. Lott, Jr. and Gary A. Mauser. Regulation. Summer 2016.

Reducing Wasteful Incarcerations

Christopher Robertson and Jamie Cox Robertson. Regulation. Summer 2016.

Policing in America

Policy Report. March/April 2016.


The Syndrome

Featuring Tim Lynch. July 14, 2016. Film Screening.

Policing in America

Featuring Trevor Burrus, Jonathan Blanks, Emily Ekins, Adam Bates, & Matthew Feeney. December 1, 2015. Conference.

Does the American Criminal Justice System Need an Overhaul?

Featuring Tim Lynch. November 16, 2015. Debate.