New Yorkers Protest the US$850 BILLION Wall Street BAILOUT: Wall Street, NYC - September 25, 2008, photo by A. Golden
New Yorkers Protest the US$850 billion Wall Street bailout, Wall Street, NYC, September 25, 2008. Photo | A. Golden/Flickr

Government & Corporate Wrongdoing

Shocking incidents reported in the news remind us how necessary investigative journalism is to rooting out wrongdoing at all levels of the public and private sector. Schuster Institute journalists investigate cases of government and corporate wrongdoing, putting a face to those who are harmed, and proposing policy changes towards limiting opportunities for gross malfeasance. 

Drug Abuse: Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

Artwork by Dung Hoang

One in five elders in nursing homes in America may be over-medicated with antipsychotics and other drugs, reports Senior Fellow Jan Goodwin in her investigative report for AARP.

Eternal Harvest: 
The Legacy of American Bombs
in Laos
Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos

What most of us don't know about the Vietnam War is that the United States military, in its efforts to quash the Communist insurgency in the North and stop supply routes connecting North and South Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, dropped tens of millions of bombs on the people and landscape of neighboring Laos. Beginning in 1964American forces bombed Laos on average once every eight minutes for nine years.

“Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos" (ThingsAsian Press, December 1, 2013) is a new book by Schuster Institute Senior Fellows Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern dedicated to telling this story. In it, the bombing missions over Laos during the Vietnam War and their devastating effects are described through the experiences of Laotians and people on the ground there trying to clear the land of unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Are We Catching Terrorists? Or Creating Them?

The Terror Factory by Trevor Aaronson

Schuster Institute Senior Fellow Trevor Aaronson analyzed more than 500 federal terrorism prosecutions that took place over ten years and found reason to question whether U.S. law enforcement is actually creating the very enemy we fear. His book "The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War On Terrorism" is a result of this investigation.

Where Does the Money Go in Haiti's Reconstruction?

Haiti Grassroots Watch

Haiti Grassroots Watch
 leads the way in accountability reporting on reconstruction in Haiti. The Schuster Institute provides resources for those who want to investigate what's happening.

The VA Health-Care System's Dishonorable Conduct

Senior Fellow Jan Goodwin explains how the Veterans Administration lacks resources and initiative to care for female veterans. Read the article>

Political Asylum Seekers
in America

Senior Fellow Jan Goodwin reveals the shocking struggles some political asylum seekers to the U.S. experience once they arrive on American soil. Read the article>

Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery

South Africa's New Slave Trade

A new beat covering human trafficking and modern-day slavery took Schuster Institute Senior Fellow to the World Cup in South Africa to report on the slave trade. Read the article>

The Boeing Parts Scandal

Boeing in The Post

The Schuster Institute played a key role in exposing alleged problems in aircraft manufacturing in a report by Founding Director Florence Graves and Washington Post business reporter Sara Kehaulani Goo published in The Washington Post. ​Schuster Institute student research assistants, who played a significant role as researchers on the project, received acknolwedgment in the Post article.​ Read the article>