Criminal Law & Access to Justice

New Great Gatsby-inspired dating app screens users' criminal histories, American Bar Association Journal, August 9, 2017.

Nonprofits' legal and tech support help settle housing disputes, American Bar Association Journal, July 1, 2017.

Changes in criminal procedure rule could expand the government's investigative net, American Bar       Association Journal, June 1, 2017.    

Inaccurate leads from IP addresses prompt police to serve warrants on innocent people, American Bar Association Journal, May 1, 2017.

Courts should pause the use of AI in criminal cases, Wired, April 17, 2017.

Calculating Crime: Attorneys are challenging the use of algorithms to help determine bail, sentencing and parole decisions, American Bar Association Journal, March 1, 2017.

A good name is hard to clear: a national report on digital expungement applications, SIMLab, Jan. 9, 2017.

Should the public have access to data police acquire through private tech companies?, American Bar Association Journal, Dec. 1, 2016.

New York Considers "textalyzer" bill to allow police to see if drivers were texting behind the wheel, American Bar Association Journal, Oct. 1, 2016.

Looking Suspicious: Websites and apps for sharing crime and safety data have become outlets for racial profiling, American Bar Association Journal, Aug. 1, 2016.

Police face constitutional challenges for using cellphone tracking devices to locate suspects, American Bar Association Journal, July 1, 2016. 

Legal aid agencies are using webchat to answer questions, American Bar Association Journal, July 1, 2016.

Two Technologies Create New Ways to Access Justice, the Huffington Post, June 20, 2016.

Parole programs find benefit in swift-and-certain approach, American Bar Association Journal, May 1, 2016.

Databases create access to police misconduct cases and offer a handy tool for defense lawyers, American Bar Association Journal, Feb. 1, 2016.

Emerging Technologies and the Need for Evaluation, John Jay College Research and Evaluation Center, Jan. 20, 2016.

How to do Criminal Justice Tech the Right Way, Civicist, Jan. 20, 2016.

7 social justice projects tapping the power of police data,, Jan. 6, 2016.

Release of police info draws suspicion, but it helps some defense attorneys, American Bar Association Journal, Dec. 1, 2015. 

Largest public database of Chicago police misconduct debuts, American Bar Association Journal, Nov. 10, 2015.

10 Things You Need to Know About Washington's Innovative Parole Program, the Huffington Post, Nov. 2, 2015.

The Limiting Language of Disruption, the Huffington Post, Oct. 29, 2015.

Expungement and Changing Your Criminal Record, Maryland People's Law Library, Oct. 1, 2015.

Cleaning Records by the Thousands, American Bar Association Journal, Sept. 1, 2015.

These 7 legal hacks are providing greater access to justice,, May 12, 2015.

“Swift and Certain”: Hawaii’s Probation Program goes National, the Huffington Post, Apr. 29, 2015.

Carl Malamud’s crusade to fix PACER,, Apr. 20, 2015.

Helping Expunge an Inaccurate Criminal Record, the Huffington Post, Apr. 2, 2015.

Kentucky tests new assessment tool to determine whether to keep defendants behind bars, American Bar Association Journal, Apr. 1, 2015.

3 police-monitoring apps help build community movements, MobilisationLab, Feb. 18, 2015.

How Mobile Apps Can Combat Police Brutality, techPresident, Jan. 9, 2015.

A Behind the Scenes Look at ExpungeMaryland, Your Automated Expungement Paralegal, techPresident, Dec. 9, 2014.

Youth Charged as Adults: The Use and Outcomes of Transfer in Baltimore City, University of Maryland School of Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender, and Class, Nov. 2014.

Baltimore Enforces Tough Curfew for City's Teens, The Takeaway, Aug. 14, 2014. (Audio)

Cracking the Code, American Bar Association Journal, Aug. 9, 2014. (Video)

Kosovo can lead region on juvenile justice, Kosovo 2.0, Feb. 26, 2014.

Curfew drop-off centers are too little too late, the Baltimore Sun, Feb. 18, 2014.

End automatic youth transfers in Maryland, the Baltimore Sun, Aug. 29, 2013.

Making the case for juvenile diversion in Kosovo, AUK Democratization and Rule of Law Speaker Series, Mar. 15, 2013. (Video)

Youth Courts International: Adopting an American Juvenile Diversion Scheme Under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Oregon Review of International Law, Mar. 2013.

United Nation’s Use & Application of Standards & Norms in Criminal Prevention & Criminal Justice (E/CN.15/2012/22).


Law Architects: New legal jobs make technology apart of the career path, American Bar Association Journal, May 1, 2017.

It all started with,, Sept. 19, 2016.

Experts advise new tactics to fight data breaches, American Bar Association Journal, Aug. 1, 2016.

What Detroit wants to be known for next,, Feb. 24, 2016.

These are the strengths of the Miami tech scene,, Feb. 10, 2016. 

Court uses special masters, mediation to help solve e-discovery issues, American Bar Association Journal, Jan. 1, 2016.

9 public-sector Chief Data Officers to keep an eye on,, Nov. 2, 2015.

How jimmi research is rethinking 3D printing,, September 25, 2015.

Why a strong organisational security culture matters (and how to create one), MobilisationLab, Sept. 3, 2015.

16 ways to protect your online privacy in a high-risk world, MobilisationLab, Aug. 25, 2015.

Opening Night for Code in the Schools celebrates new digs, rapid growth,, Aug. 25, 2015.

Stay safe out there: Threat modeling for campaigners, MobilisationLab, Aug. 12, 2015.

10 organizations that open sourced (at least part of) their platform,, July 7, 2015.

Station North is getting a massive new maker space,, June 24, 2015.

This DreamIt startup is bringing safer blood transfusions to the developing world,, Apr. 7, 2015.

12 communities experiencing with mesh networks,, Apr. 6, 2015.

Kosovo youth set agenda (and gather data) for change, MobilisationLab, Apr. 1, 2015.

10 Code for America civic hacking projects you should be following,, Mar, 5, 2015.

Civic tech powers youth activism in Chicago, MobilisationLab, Dec. 22, 2014.

After Sunflower Movement, Taiwan’s g0v Uses Open Source to Open the Government, techPresident, Nov. 5, 2014.

Can an app help movements grow by scaling higher level grassroots engagement?, MobilisationLab, Nov. 3, 2014.