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Evidence shows that far from cutting crime, increasing the prison rate is likely to have a negative effect on wider society.
Fifty years ago this month President Nixon declared drugs “public enemy number one” and began the war on drugs. His war altered American institutions, but not for the better. His policies transformed the U.S. criminal justice system, with devastating consequences.
A college education can set you up for a lifetime – though it can come with a hefty price tag
I will never forget the violence of the white mob when we left our home. I still see Black men being shot, black bodies lying in the street. I still smell smoke and see fire. I still see Black businesses being burned. I still hear airplanes flying overhead. I hear the screams. Our country may forget this history,
The extraordinary May 23 interception of a Ryanair flight carrying Belarusian opposition journalist
The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the sovereign power of American Indian tribes on June 1, 2021, ruling that tribal police officers have the power to temporarily detain and search non-Indians on
The ancient elm’s trunk bows gently, gracefully toward the ground before reaching skyward again. Perhaps this unique shape is the result of the generations of children playing on its branches, or the weight of the history the tree has witnessed.
"While some national labor groups remain silent, union locals across the country are speaking out to defend Palestinians from Israeli aggression."
Unfairness alone is upsetting – upsetting enough to drive people to punish those who have benefited from unfair outcomes.
There is a well-known phrase that describes a certain view of police officers. Often abbreviated in graffiti and on placards to “ACAB”, the words “all cops are bastards” have been widely adopted as a response to the way police forces operate.
As Americans across the nation protest police violence, people have begun to call for cuts or changes in public spending on police.
Police departments that get more equipment from the military kill more civilians than departments that get less military gear.
Calls to reform, defund or even outright abolish police in the U.S. are coming from many corners of American society.
In many industries, such as construction, transportation, warehousing and health care, the workplace is dangerous. In 2018 alone, 5,250 workers died on the job.
Sentencing a person to die is the ultimate punishment. There is no coming back from the permanence of the death penalty.
Public attitudes towards punishment have been a key area of research in criminology. Criminologists are interested in the attitudes of the general public towards the punishment of those who have committed crime.
A federal jury in California has unanimously decided that the weedkiller Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing the lymphoma of 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman, who had used Roundup on his property for many years.
U.S. Representative Katie Hill was the latest victim of a form of sexual abuse that’s become increasingly common: revenge porn.
Rachel Maddow looks at the criminal and questionable associations of Lev Parnas
Pauses in answers, body movements, elusive or angry looks, confusion, anxiety — the facial expressions and gestures made by witnesses matter in court. Conclusions about the credibility of witnesses can hang on their nonverbal behaviour.
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