In his final year as U.S. Attorney, the new Justice Department boss dramatically increased firearms prosecutions. The majority of cases targeted non-violent offenders.
Trump demanded reports on immigrants and crime. Existing research shows that they are not nearly the threat the president has made them out to be.
His attorney general nominee pledges to increase federal firearms prosecutions — but tools for nabbing traffickers will remain lacking.
Leading criminologist David Weisburd says researchers found strong evidence that some policing strategies can lower crime.
To reverse a sharp decline in firearm convictions, New York City is pursuing another experiment with specialized gun courts. But making illegal weapons charges stick can be vexingly hard to do.
William DeHayes was arrested for firing his shotgun into the air, but not for killing Katherine Hoover while showing off a YouTube trick. Donna Bryan wants to know why.