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Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Bring Back Jeremy Bentham

What the 19th-century philosopher would suggest on criminal justice reform.

Crime and Punishment
Even Vox Thinks the Brock Turner Backlash Is Out of Control

The perils of policy-making-by-outrage.

Crime and Punishment
Trouble Ahead for Prison Reformers

The American public holds contradictory views on crime and incarceration.

Crime and Punishment
94 Percent of Chicago Shootings Go Unresolved

A low police clearance rate contributes further to a sense of disorder and lawlessness in the Windy City.

Crime and Punishment
The Big Driver of Mass Incarceration That Nobody Talks About

Plea coercion.

Crime and Punishment
Bring Back the 12 Angry Men

Two policy fixes for the decline in jury trials.

Crime and Punishment
New Evidence of a Ferguson Effect

Debates about the latest crime spike have been deeply distorted and corrosively politicized.

Crime and Punishment
Sanity Sets In On Stanford Sexual Assault Case

Social media mobs feeding off moral outrage temporarily cloud peoples’ ability to think clearly about substantive public policy questions.

Crime and Punishment
The Brock Turner Dilemma

The problem with efforts to recall the judge in a Stanford sexual assault case.

Crime and Punishment
More Cops, Less Crime

Does America have an “under-incarceration problem?” It depends how you define it.

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Crude Economics

That OPEC production cut is going to have to fall on the Saudis’ shoulders—if it’s to happen at all.

Egypt in Turmoil

The West is ignoring an ongoing crisis in Egypt, as painful austerity measures stoke outrage against the Sisi government.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

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