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Prosecutors are corrupting the intent of lynching laws.
Rapists should be held accountable. But is more incarceration the best way?
White supremacy and the birth of the modern Democratic Party.
A nineteenth-century memoir sheds light on the origins of the modern prison.
DNA is a powerful forensic tool. If only crime labs could be trusted with it.
Brandon L. Garrett
A new law aims to deny pariah sex offenders even exile.
The new book "With Dogs at the Edge of Life" asks whether we need less humanity, not more of it.
Serving time in Richmond City Jail
The neglect and abuse of Pakistan's tribal areas.
The history of terrorism in France offers lessons in how best to respond to the Paris attacks.
Reducing prison populations isn’t enough. We need a new criminal system founded on priniciples of justice rather than fear of crime.
The limits of using DNA to create images of subjects.
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Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Peter E. Gordon
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