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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Police officer Michael Petlovany of the Washington State University Police Department demonstrates how his body camera operates Febuary 20th, 2013.

Undergraduates will study connection between race, policing

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter July 10, 2022

Undergraduate researchers will analyze disparities in body-worn camera footage from police officers in 2023, funded by a $433,081 grant for WSU's Complex Social Interactions Lab.  For nine weeks, students...

“The nation’s poorest communities paid billions of dollars each year for criminal justice fines, fees, forfeitures, jail and prison costs and much more,” said Joe Soss, Cowles chair for the study of public service at the University of Minnesota. 

Foley Institute discusses criminal justice systems targeting certain communities

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 18, 2021

The Thomas S. Foley Institute hosted a distinguished lecture on Wednesday about how the criminal justice system targets poor people within the country.  In 2015, Ferguson, Missouri, reportedly...

Pullman City Councilmembers approved several building developments, including Kamiak Cottages’ planned development and the planned Paradise Hills subdivision project.

Councilmembers approve Kamiak Cottages planned development

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2020

The Pullman City Council approved several building developments and heard a presentation on the status of criminal justice in Pullman during its virtual meeting Tuesday night. Construction in town The...

David Makin, WSU department of criminal justice and criminology professor, explored a brief timeline of policing in America and how reform should look during his Tuesday night lecture, “From Talk to Action: What Does it Mean to Reform the Police?

Policing needs to be reformed, criminology professor says

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN September 29, 2020

The federal police budget has grown by nearly $193 billion since the 1970s, but the increase in funds resulted in an overworked police force and a lack of accountability, a WSU professor said.  “Looking...

Private prisons are run by corporations that profit through stipends they receive from the government. The stipends are based on the size of the prison or the number of prisoners.

Private prisons can cause longer prison sentences, study says

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN September 27, 2020

WSU researchers found private prisons can contribute to mass incarceration with longer sentences for prisoners, according to a recently published article.  The first private prisons opened in the 1980s....

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