The Bergen Record
Hackensack, New Jersey
A comprehensive series examining New Jersey's troubled juvenile justice system through
research into court records and interviews
with experts. Presents models of reform from across the country.
The Miami Herald
"Crime and No Punishment"
An exhaustive analysis of south Florida court systems and their reliance on plea
bargaining. Shows that Miami has more crime and less punishment than any other big city in
"Overwhelming Evidence: Crime Labs in Crisis"
A five-part series explaining how crime labs work--and don't. Exposed major flaws in crime
laboratory systems in Washington and other states, providing reasons for these problems,
and detailing possible solutions.
The Sunday Telegraph
Nashua, New Hampshire
A six-day series of stories and photographs offering new insights into the issue of
domestic violence, featuring interviews of batterers as well as victims and including a
step-by-step guide to promote public awareness and help victims.
Phoenix New Times
Series on Zero-Down Bankruptcy
A series of four articles exposing abusive "no money down" bankruptcy practices
by law firms in the Phoenix area.
"Legal Challenges to Anti-Gay Initiatives"
A series of four articles offering a historical record and careful explanation of the
legal consequences of anti-gay ballot initiatives and the constitutional challenges to