Category: Criminal Justice
A new study suggests a link between certain facial features and the severity of the punishment a judge assigns to felony crime.
This collection of research studies and reports looks at child deaths in hot vehicles, including how the conditions inside automobiles contribute to heat stroke and death.
Mass shootings in the United States used to hurt the stock value of publicly listed gun makers. That effect has worn off, however, as the violence has become customary.
Police officers speak less respectfully to black drivers than white drivers during routine traffic stops, according to a new study from Stanford University researchers.
Millions of Americans have been imprisoned under the War on Drugs. Convicts who receive public assistance after release may be less likely to offend again.
Foster care children are more likely to have an incarcerated parent, be exposed to violence and live with someone with a mental illness than other types of children, including low-income kids and those raised by single mothers.
A collection of government reports and academic papers that help paint a picture of the men, women and children in custody nationwide. We included a few research articles that look specifically at transgender inmates.
A lower resting heart rate partially explains why men commit more crime than women, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Release from prison during an economic upswing may reduce the chance an offender returns to jail, a new study finds.
Dutch cities that regulate prostitution in dedicated areas see a dramatic decline in rapes and sexual assaults, a new study finds.