Meda Chesney-Lind

Meda Chesney-Lind is a professor emerita of Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is also a past president of the American Society of Criminology.
The University Of Hawaii Needs A Criminal Justice Department Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The University Of Hawaii Needs A Criminal Justice Department

A degree program would give us better policing, better prisons and better policy.

Let’s All Pitch In To A New Community Bail Fund Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Let’s All Pitch In To A New Community Bail Fund

Legislators passed some reform measures this session, but poor defendants are still discriminated against. A new nonprofit effort will help.

Despite Progress, It’s Still Not A Post-Feminist World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Despite Progress, It’s Still Not A Post-Feminist World

We must continue to think about greater gender equity for future generations.

Honolulu Police Are Using Lethal Force Far Too Often Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Are Using Lethal Force Far Too Often

A high percentage of officer-involved shootings by the Honolulu Police Department involve circumstances that pose little threat to cops.

We Need Police Accountability in Honolulu PF Bentley/Civil Beat

We Need Police Accountability in Honolulu

The city's police department shouldn't act as if it is above the law or as though cops are the law. Real oversight is necessary.