The overall crime rate dropped by around 2.6 percent, decreasing for the 14th year in a row, driven by decreases in property crimes. Consistent with recent studies, the UCR shows that the murder rate rose 10 percent in 2015.
After recent claims of a "rigged" election, some called for police and volunteers to monitor the polls. This briefing memo outlines why "ballot security" operations are risky — and how to prevent intimidation, discrimination, and disruption.
After recent reports of hacking, this briefing memo describes what the risks to America’s voting system security really are — and what states, localities, and voters can do to prevent successful attacks against the integrity of our elections.
The Brennan Center recently submitted comments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Bureau (CBP) on their plan to collect social media information from travelers seeking entry to the United States.
When lawmakers passed new voting requirements, particularly voter ID laws, they claimed it was to safeguard against voter fraud and protect election integrity. But occasionally we have seen politicians slip — and reveal a more strategic motive.
The Brennan Center sent a letter to the President urging him to nominate someone with a strong background in privacy and civil liberties to fill the position of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) chair.