Journalists rely on three types of research papers most often in their work: White papers, working papers and peer-reviewed journal articles. We explain each, pointing out its strengths and weaknesses.
Police officers rarely use force to apprehend and detain criminal suspects and, when they do, the majority of suspects are not injured, according to an analysis conducted by a team of mostly medical doctors.
A new working paper from scholars at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University finds that alcohol sales decreased in states that have legalized medical marijuana since 2006. As of late 2017, medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia; recreational marijuana is legal in eight states and D.C.