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Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Another Double-Digit Homicide Spike

It’s time for this issue to be taken seriously as a failure of governance.

Crime and Punishment
A New Approach to Criminal Justice Reform in the Garden State

The key to criminal justice reform is not police misconduct or mandatory minimum sentences, but the plea bargaining system.

Crime and Punishment
Bring Back Jeremy Bentham

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Crude Economics

Today’s glut could lead to tomorrow’s supply shock.

The Art of the Deal

So far, it’s grandstanding and placebo politics disguising a more moderate agenda.

Wonder Worm

How a caterpillar could help us recycle plastics.

Counting Boots on the Ground

President Trump is delegating authority to his generals—just like he always said he would. But the political costs if anything goes wrong will be his alone.

Migrant Mess

It turns out failed states are not so great at preventing migrant flows.

the 45th president

Those prophesying apocalyptic doom under President Trump have not come out looking so good.

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