Society, Justice and Law

Looking to get around court rulings on homelessness, Washington cities may offer shelter, then crack down

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, associate professor of law and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

The Seattle Times

February 20, 2021

COVID crisis: After losing jobs and homes, more people are living in cars and RVs and it's getting worse

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, associate professor of law and director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at Seattle University.

USA Today

February 12, 2021

New York City Looks To Wring More Money Out Of Residents By Grabbing Property And Handing Out Tickets

Story includes details of a study on forfeiture by Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics.

Forbes

February 11, 2021

New Report: Forfeiture Doesn’t Work to Combat Crime but Is Used to Raise Revenue

Across the country, law enforcement agencies use forfeiture to take billions of dollars in cash, cars and homes under the guise of fighting crime. Yet a new study authored by Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics at Seattle University and released by the Institute for Justice, demonstrates that police use forfeiture to boost revenue.

February 10, 2021

Far-right extremist violence and American presidents: The pattern isn't what you'd think

Guest column co-authored by William Parkin, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Seattle University and co-investigator for the U.S. Extremist Crime Database.

Salon

January 30, 2021

'A return to normalcy': Former press secretaries weigh in on Psaki

Among those former presidential press secretaries is Scott McClellan, vice president of university affairs. 

CNN Reliable Sources

January 24, 2021

Concern for US homeless population as street counts cancelled amid pandemic

Story includes comments from Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project in the Seattle U School of Law.

The Guardian (UK)

January 21, 2021

Residents demand answers from Seattle City Hall about ongoing violent protests

Story includes comments from Patrict Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.

KOMO News

January 21, 2021

Brother and sister from King County cancel inauguration plans to DC

Story includes comments by Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.

Q13 Fox Seattle

January 19, 2021

Biden's Recovery Plan to offer aid to Americans, unemployed workers, and small businesses

Story includes interview with Vlad Dashkeev, PhD, assistant professor of economics.

KOMO News

January 15, 2021

What does President Trump's impeachment mean this time? A Seattle political scientist explains

Story features interview with Patrick Schoettmer, PhD, instructor in political science.

KING 5

January 14, 2021

Parler CEO complains about backlash from tech world

Story includes comments from two Seattle University professors.

KOMO News

January 12, 2021

President Trump blocked from Facebook and Instagram

Story includes interview with Caitlin Carlson, PhD, associate professor of communication.

Q13 Fox

January 7, 2021

Seattle author says ‘mutual aid’ will be crucial in 2021 and beyond

Story about book - Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next). -  written by Seattle U law professor Dean Spade.

Crosscut

January 7, 2021

Google Union’s Future Likely Hinges on Tech Giant’s Response

Story features comments by Seattle U law professor Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

January 6, 2021

Why you should care about the Senate runoffs in Georgia - New Day NW

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING TV New Day Northwest

January 5, 2021

Lakewood family among the first to receive $600 stimulus payments

Story includes comments from Seattle U political science professor Patrick Schoettmer.

Q13 News

December 31, 2020

Dean Spade on the Promise of Mutual Aid

Dean Spade is an associate professor of law at Seattle U. 

The Nation

December 16, 2020

County officials discuss future of Renton hotel being used as temporary homeless shelter

Story includes interview with Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project in the Seattle U School of Law.

KOMO News

December 3, 2020

The hidden victims of gaslighting

Story includes the work of Angelique Davis, PhD, associate professor of political science; and Rose Ernst, PhD, assistant professor of political science, who have been researching how racial gaslighting maintains a pro-white/ anti-black balance in society. 

BBC Future

November 24, 2020

Seattle University Study Finds Regional Variation in Police Use of Force and Injury

In what the authors say are findings using the largest and most comprehensive database ever on police use of force, a new study documents regional variation in use of force and injury - with a focus on Washington, California and Wisconsin incidents

November 23, 2020

All eyes on public safety: A look at Seattleites’ concerns about their neighborhoods

Guest op-ed by William S. Parkin, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice; and Jacqueline B. Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice and director of the Crime & Justice Research at the Seattle University.

The Seattle Times

November 13, 2020

Is the Seattle Police Department understaffed? Here’s what the data shows.

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice. 

The Seattle Times

November 9, 2020

President elect Biden's anticipated impact on WA State

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

Q13 Fox

November 8, 2020

A criminal defense for poverty, behavioral health? Seattle officials to weigh controversial proposal

Story includes interviews with Bob Boruchowitz, director of the Seattle University School of Law’s Defender Initiative; and Jacqueline Helfgott, professor of criminal justice and director of the Crime & Justice Research Center.

The Seattle Times

November 3, 2020

Understanding the landscape of Facebook’s dominance

Times op-ed column includes interview with John Kirkwood, Seattle U law professor.

The Seattle Times

October 23, 2020

Mayor, experts warn of dire situation as SPD loses ‘unprecedented’ number of officers

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice.

MyNorthwest.com

October 16, 2020

Western Washington Gets Real: Asians push for the 2020 Census

Story includes comments by Robert Chang, professor of law and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality.

KIRO 7

October 14, 2020

Within Boston police, more often white officers win the awards and Black officers get punished

Story includes interview with Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor Criminal Justice and chair of the Criminal Justice Department.

The Boston Globe

October 10, 2020

Analysts weigh political impact after President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

Story includes interview with Seattle U political science professor Patrick Schoettmer.

KOMO News

October 2, 2020

Patience Malaba

Seattle U Graduate Student and Affordable Housing Advocate Receives 2020 Bullitt Environmental Prize

The Bullitt Foundation awarded the 14th annual Bullitt Environmental Prize to Patience Malaba, an environmental justice and affordable housing advocate who immigrated to the United States from Zimbabwe. Malaba is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program and will graduate after fall quarter.

September 29, 2020

What Amy Coney Barrett will mean for the High Court

Story includes interview with Seattle U School of Law Prof. Andrew Siegel.

KOMO News

September 27, 2020

Seattle University law prof: For civility, we should restore filibuster and not pack the court

Story features interview with Prof. Brooke Coleman.

MyNorthwest

September 22, 2020

Seattle U Support for National Voter Registration Day Sept. 22

Seattle University is marking the day with activities and projects all focused on providing information, data and access to spur voter registration and engagement.

September 18, 2020

Crime fears mount in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood

Story includes comments by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KOMO News

September 16, 2020

NYT: Attorney General explored possible criminal charges against Durkan for allowing CHOP

Story includes comments by Seattle U School of Law Prof. Andrew Siegel.

KOMO News

September 16, 2020

This Year's Common Text program addresses racial justice

Each year the university selects a text or texts to launch the academic year for incoming students. Incoming students receive the year’s Common Text over the summer, and the issues it raises are incorporated into some classes and pursued in a year-long series of programs built around the themes. This year, rather than having just one text, organizers selected a number of resources.

September 11, 2020

19 years after 9/11, Americans continue to fear foreign extremists and underplay the dangers of domestic terrorism

Article was co-authored by William Parkin, PhD, associate professor of criminal justice.

The Conversation (published online in the Houston Chronicle)

September 10, 2020

Debates over Seattle spending, policing spotlight tension between mayor and City Council

Story includes comments by Marco Lowe, Seattle U political science professor.

The Seattle Times

September 8, 2020

For Black lives to truly matter, we must go beyond pervasive pronouncements

Column by Marcus Harrison Green, founder of the South Seattle Emerald, includes an interview with Seattle U political science professor Angelique Davis.

The Seattle Times

September 3, 2020

Professor: Transparency will be key as four regional police agencies get new leaders

Story features an interview with Seattle U law professor Deborah Ahrens.

KNKX-FM

August 27, 2020

For people in crisis, Seattle defaults to police

Story includes comments from Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

Crosscut

August 27, 2020

'The video stands by itself:' Seattle police guild releases edited footage from Sunday riot

Story features interview with Victor D. Evans, PhD, assistant professor of communications.

KING 5 News

August 19, 2020

Motel eviction exposes gaps in Seattle’s low-income housing options

Story includes comments by Professor Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project at the School of Law.

Crosscut

August 18, 2020

After Epic 8-Year Battle, California Uber, Lyft Drivers May Soon Receive Employee Benefits

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, JD, professor of law.

KQED (San Francisco NPR)

August 18, 2020

The Seattle City Council owes Police Chief Best an apology

Guest editorial by Professor Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, of the Criminal Justice program.

The Seattle Times

August 12, 2020

Cuts to Seattle police department face potential problems from federal authorities

Story features comments from Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KOMO News

August 11, 2020

Graphic of AI4ALL program

Future Leaders in AI

About 70 high school students took part in a two-week virtual program sponsored by Seattle University and AI4ALL to learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning using data from the Seattle Police Department to help it identify potential bias crimes in the details of police reports.  

August 4, 2020

Hundreds become lawyers in Washington state without bar exam requirement due to COVID-19 exemption

The Washington Supreme Court decided the state should grant diploma privilege in June after a petition from the faculty of Seattle University’s School of Law.

The Spokesman-Review

August 2, 2020

King County’s plan to fix homelessness put power in the hands of those who’ve been homeless. But who gets to choose them?

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, a co-founder of the Lived Experience Coalition and law professor at Seattle University.

The Seattle Times

July 31, 2020

New Study Analyzes the Psychological Impact of Discussion-Based Active Assailant Response Training on Students

Empirical peer-reviewed study conducted by researchers at Seattle U, Xavier and Northern Kentucky University found that students report lower levels of psychological distress during active assailant response trainings compared to other routine emergency preparedness practices.

July 22, 2020

'Racial gaslighting made me feel like a foreigner in my own home'

Story includes comments by Angelique Davis, JD, associate professor of Political Science.

BBC 3

July 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Criminal Justice Chair in New York Times Story About Trump Support for Police

“The ‘law and order’ thing is nothing new, but what is new in the Trump era is police chiefs pushing back on that," Matthew Hickman, PhD, told reporter Katie Rogers, a White House correspondent.  

July 14, 2020

A Japanese exchange student studying for finals

Court Victory for International Students

Legal action, including a lawsuit by a coalition of West Coast universities, including Seattle U, convinced the federal government to rescind an order that would have prohibited international students from remaining in status or obtaining a visa to study in the U.S. if they are receiving remote-only instruction this fall.

July 14, 2020

Trump Continues Criticism of Movement to Defund the Police

Story includes comments by Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair, Criminal Justice.

The New York Times

July 13, 2020

If Seattle defunded its police department, what would happen next?

Story includes comments from Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professor of criminal justice.

KOMO News

July 10, 2020

Trumps CHOP claim is false say governor, Seattle mayor

Story includes remarks by Seattle U Political Science Adjunct Professor Marco Lowe.

KIRO 7

July 10, 2020

Religion, LGBT Rights Again on Collision Course at High Court

Story includes comments from School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

July 8, 2020

To Keep Bad Cops Off Streets, States Consider Police Licensing

Story cites earlier research led by Seattle University and Professor Matthew Hickman.

Bloomberg Law

July 7, 2020

Washington universities push back against new ICE international student guidelines

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

July 7, 2020

This court case could weaken WA’s Indian Child Welfare Act

Story includes comments by Brooke Pinkham, staff director for the Center for Indian Law & Policy.

Crosscut

July 6, 2020

The fight over monuments asks, who is an American hero and who is a 'symbol of hate'?

Story includes comments by School of Law Professor Ronald Slye.

USA Today

July 3, 2020

Washington law schools form task force, addressing racial discrimination in state’s courts

Gonzaga University, University of Washington and Seattle University law schools have formed a task force to address racial discrimination in Washington’s criminal justice system.

KXLY TV (Spokane)

July 2, 2020

Behind America’s Mutual Aid Boom Lies A Long History Of Government Neglect

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law and an expert on mutual aid.

Huffington Post

July 2, 2020

After appearing to drop, homelessness rose last year in King County, estimate says

Story includes comments by Sara Rankin, associate professor of law and Director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) at the Korematsu Center.

The Seattle Times

July 1, 2020

Guardians or warriors? How hiring veterans impacts Seattle Police

Story includes comments by Matthew Hickman. PhD, professor and chair of the Criminal Justice program.

Crosscut

July 1, 2020

We Continue to Spin in Circles.’ Inside the Decades-Long Effort to Create A National Police Use-of-Force Database

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Program.

Time

June 30, 2020

Seattle police have made gains in recent years, but work remains

Guest op-ed by J. Michael Diaz, a King County Superior Court Judge, includes mention of work by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

The Seattle Times

June 30, 2020

How to recognize if you're being racially gaslighted

Story features interview with Angelique Davis, JD, associate professor of political science.

Mashable

June 26, 2020

Seattle U in the News: How to Recognize if You're Being Racially Gaslighted

Associate Professor of Political Science Angelique Davis, JD, is the primary source for a story in Mashable that defines and explains racial gaslighting

June 26, 2020

Why refusing to forget is a powerful political force

Guest op-ed by Onur Bakiner, associoate professor of political science.

Crosscut

June 24, 2020

Listen, learn and act on police reform

Editorial board opinion column mentions work done by Seattle U Criminal Justice Department Chair and Prof. Matthew Hickman.

The Seattle Times

June 21, 2020

US Supreme Court building

The Dream Lives on for DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds the eight-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a “significant victory for Dreamers, who are valued members of campuses and communities across the nation who make many positive contributions to our country,” says President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.

June 18, 2020

Civil asset forfeiture used by some law enforcement ‘as a major revenue source’

Story features interview with Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics.

KIRO Radio

June 17, 2020

King County Labor Council expels Seattle police union

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.

Crosscut

June 17, 2020

A look at Trump's executive order to improve policing

Story includes comments from Matthew Hickman. PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice Program. 

Associated Press

June 16, 2020

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda unveils her own proposal for taxing Seattle’s big businesses

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Sara Rankin, director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project.

The Seattle Times

June 16, 2020

LGBT Ruling Paves Way for Bathroom, Religious Battles at Work

Story includes comments by Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden.

Bloomberg Law

June 16, 2020

Seattle U’s Korematsu Center among advocates filing suit on behalf of Black Lives Matter

Legal advocacy agencies filed a lawsuit in federal court this week on behalf of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County against the Seattle Police Department for its use of force against crowds that gathered to protest the death of George Floyd

June 11, 2020

Seattle council begins ‘inquest’ of SPD budget amid call to defund police

Story includes comments by Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KIRO 7

June 10, 2020

Black Lives Matter sues over violent Seattle police tactics

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and the law firm Perkins Coie filed the complaint in U.S. District Court on behalf of Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County

Associated Press

June 10, 2020

What Would It Mean to Defund the Police?

Panel discussion that included Seattle U Criminal Justice Prof. Jacqueline Helfgott.

KQED

June 10, 2020

What Does Defunding Police Forces Look Like?

Story features an interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, PhD, professs of criminal justice.

Wisconsin Public Radio

June 9, 2020

Food, medics, free rides home: Seattle protests see rush of volunteer support

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law.

Crosscut

June 9, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Faculty expert talks about police use of force data and research

Matthew Hickman, PhD, chair of the Criminal Justice Program, and research partner Bob Scales, spoke with NBC News Bay Area about the need to track use of force data so that police officials can learn about unrecognized bias and more effective techniques, achieving better, less violent results.

June 4, 2020

Experts Track Data To Reduce Police Violence

Story features interview with Criminal Justice Professor Matt Hickman, who is an expert in police use of force and data-driven reforms.

NBC News Bay Area

June 3, 2020

Protesters demand city defunds Seattle Police Department, invests in community based solutions

Story includes interview with Jacqueline Helfgott, Ph D, criminal justice professor. 

KIRO Radio

June 3, 2020

‘Outside agitator’ narrative not supported by Seattle arrest data

Story includes comments by Deborah Ahrens, SU law school professor.

Crosscut

June 3, 2020

Seattle receives 14,000 complaints about police conduct in protests

Story includes comment by Matthew Hickman, PhD, professor and chair of the criminal justice program. 

KIRO 7

June 2, 2020

As police decry George Floyd killing, new force report signals encouraging direction in San Jose

Story mentions data analysis done at Seattle U for a report on police use of force in San Jose, CA.

The Mercury News

May 29, 2020

42 faith groups in 14 countries announce divestment from fossil fuels

Story mentions Seattle 's decision to divest from fossil fuels.

National Catholic Reporter

May 17, 2020

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