Our newest research roundup examines capital punishment from multiple angles, including prisoner experiences, factors that affect sentencing and how effectively the death penalty deters crime.
The latest research analyzing the spread of HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia across the United States.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, offers journalists guidance on covering racism in America and explains why newsrooms should use the term "racist" more often.
This study offers evidence of racial and gender bias in preschoolers — children responded less positively to photos of black boys than photos of white girls, black girls and white boys.
A new study reveals the dangers of Christmas in the U.S., where thousands of people are injured each year by holiday decorations, sleds and Santa impersonators.
Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott talks about the role of identity politics in the upcoming midterm elections and what he thinks journalists can do to improve their coverage.
As the #MeToo movement has grown, one question continues to surface: Why would someone who experienced sexual assault wait years to come forward? Research shows the answer is complicated.
Safe gun storage can limit unauthorized users’ access to firearms. This roundup features recent research on the topic.
According to survey data from more than 2100 adults, one-quarter of Americans who have been stalked never told anyone about it.
Researchers have found a link between journalists’ coverage of sexual assault, the prevalence of rape in society and how seriously police take reports when victims come forward.