Our modest goal in this Introduction is to assemble some baseline empirics concerning both private violence and state coercion to provide a context for the pieces that follow. In so doing, we aim to mitigate the need for “scene setting” by each paper in the Symposium. Readers of the Symposium will find here a synoptic guide to some basic facts about the distribution and extent of criminal violence, as well as socioeconomic conditions and police activity, in Chicago.
Aziz Z. Huq
We describe and apply three empirical approaches to identify superfluous police activity, unjustified racially disparate impacts, and limits to regulatory interventions.
Toward the end of the 1970s, the pioneering scholar and advocate Derrick Bell published two landmark articles. Both reflected critically on the school-desegregation litigation he had pursued as a young NAACP lawyer.
The act of terrorism and the state of democracy are related in complex, dimly understood ways.
In the wake of World War II, liberal constitutionalism emerged as a default design choice for political systems across Europe and North America. It then diffused more widely across the globe as a whole.
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