Crime and Punishment

Number 26140
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source Chicago Reporter
State Illinois
Year 2013
Publication Date March 1, April 29, Nov. 1, 2013
Summary The Chicago Reporter developed a first-of-its-kind series of data-driven stories shedding light on the country's third largest criminal courts system. Each of these stories were built on/based on the same database: More than 11 years’ worth of court records for Cook County. The data set was so rich that we spun it into a series of stories over the year. Collectively, they put consistent picture emerged that put pressure on the judges, police, lawmakers and elected officials who control the criminal justice system.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 28
Keywords criminal courts; Cook County; criminal justice
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