Nicholas Chagnon

Nick Chagnon is a lecturer at UH Manoa in the Departments of Sociology and Women's Studies. He teaches criminology and sociology courses, and researches topics such as police reform and gender violence. He is a member of Hawaii J20+.
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.

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.

Sense And Nonsense About Sex Offender Registries Screenshot: Hawaii News Now

Sense And Nonsense About Sex Offender Registries

The most common misconception is that everyone on the list is a predator who poses a substantial risk to strangers.

Regressive Policies And Deplorable Ethics: Jeff Sessions Must Go Flickr: Gage Skidmore

Regressive Policies And Deplorable Ethics: Jeff Sessions Must Go

The attorney general has proven himself to be unqualified to direct the efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Inaugurating Resistance: A Call to Action Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Inaugurating Resistance: A Call to Action

Many of us were simply despondent after the election, but we’re mobilizing now.

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.