A new study suggests a link between certain facial features and the severity of the punishment a judge assigns to felony crime.
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.
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.
Journalist’s Resource has pulled together academic studies that look at dietary supplements from various angles, including usage rates, adverse health effects and marketing to teenagers.
A new study suggests high school graduates are less likely to be sent to prison and receive slightly shorter prison sentences than criminal offenders who did not finish high school.
A study in
Health Affairs suggests spending for prescription opioids tripled from 1999 to 2012 and that Medicare and Medicaid covered a growing portion of those costs.
A study in the
Journal of Forensic Sciences explores the unclaimed dead, including who they are, why they aren't claimed and how coroner offices process them.
2016 paper published in
Pediatrics that looks at how often U.S. parents refuse or delay childhood vaccinations and how often pediatricians dismiss patients for vaccine refusal.
Crime and drunk driving tend to fall after marijuana legalization, according to a 2016 research review.