A town hall in Oklahoma City will focus on the experiences of women and children in Oklahoma’s criminal justice system. The event is being convened by The Atlantic, in conjunction with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting with participation from Oklahoma Watch.
Many researchers describe the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation as the gold standard for interrogating criminal suspects. But the fact that more than a fourth of wrongly convicted suspects gave false confessions has critics assailing the technique.
With their state funding in decline, Oklahoma district attorneys are turning to issuing tickets and putting people on probation for a fee. Their newest effort is to crack down on uninsured drivers by scanning the license plates of thousands of Oklahomans on roadways every year and mailing them tickets.
Oklahoma voters will get the opportunity to add victims’ rights to the state Constitution under a proposal called Marsy’s Law. But giving victims the same rights as those accused of crimes may have unintended negative consequences for law enforcement and prosecutors.