David T. Johnson

David T. Johnson is professor of sociology at the University of Hawaii Manoa and the author of many works on criminal justice, including “The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan,” which received awards from the American Sociological Association and the American Society of Criminology.
In Hawaii, It Is All Too Easy To Punish Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

In Hawaii, It Is All Too Easy To Punish

All that is required to file a valid criminal complaint is a prosecutor’s signature.

The Mailbox Conspiracy And Honolulu’s Culture Of Corruption Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

The Mailbox Conspiracy And Honolulu’s Culture Of Corruption

A new book by federal public defender Alexander Silvert on the Kealoha conspiracy is a must-read.

What One Of America’s Leading Police Professionals Says About Police Reform Policy Exchange

What One Of America’s Leading Police Professionals Says About Police Reform

Bill Bratton has led police departments in Boston, New York City and Los Angeles and has done more to influence American policing than any other person.

A Catastrophe Is Growing At Oahu’s Jail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Catastrophe Is Growing At Oahu’s Jail

Longstanding problems with overcrowding have now helped make OCCC the most dangerous place in Hawaii.

Honolulu Has Serious Police Problems Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Honolulu Has Serious Police Problems

There’s a failure of political will to hold law enforcement accountable for its performance.

Sense And Nonsense On Releasing Jail And Prison Inmates Cory Lum/Civil Beat2017

Sense And Nonsense On Releasing Jail And Prison Inmates

In many parts of America the coronavirus outbreak behind bars is far more widespread than previously believed.

Hawaii Needs To Release Inmates Soon, And On A Large Scale Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Needs To Release Inmates Soon, And On A Large Scale

We are at serious risk of a public health catastrophe in our correctional facilities and communities.