The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life Synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Pittsburgh on Oct. 29, 2018.

Op-Ed | Bowers’ verdict continues the endless cycle of violence

By Sydney Mahmood, Psychology Major September 8, 2023
Last month, Robert Bowers was sentenced to death for committing the worst antisemitic attack in US history. As a senior studying psychology and criminal justice at Pitt, I feel burdened with the knowledge that a death sentence is only the beginning.
The College of General Studies in Posvar Hall.

New CGS major focuses on importance of ethics in criminal justice

By Alaina Goldberg, Staff Writer February 1, 2022
Pitt introduced a new College of General Studies major — law, criminal justice and society — last fall which is a combination of legal studies and the administrative justice majors.
Actress Lori Loughlin bribed admissions and standardized test proctors in order to ensure her children’s acceptance into top universities.

Opinion | Lori Loughlin’s prison sentence further exposes biases in the criminal justice system

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist September 1, 2020
The recent announcement that actress Lori Loughlin received a two-month prison sentence for her involvement in the “Varsity Blues” scandal is yet another example of how biased the criminal justice system is toward people of privilege and fame.
(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

‘Black Mirror’ reflects cruel U.S. crime system

By Will Schulman | Columnist January 25, 2018

Growing up was difficult enough with two living parents — I can’t imagine reaching adulthood with only one of them. What’s truly unimaginable, though, is growing up with your parent’s consciousness...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Off-year election marks desire for criminal justice reform

By Ben Sheppard | Columnist November 16, 2017

Despite our national representatives’ inability to agree on anything, the Nov. 7 off-year elections showed that the nation at large is united by at least one thing — criminal justice reform. Pittsburghers...

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