New research finds that legalized abortion following Roe v. Wade accounts for 45% of the decline in U.S. crime rates over the past three decades. Some other economists are not convinced.
Victims are less likely to report violent crime to police if they live in counties where immigrant populations swelled after 1990, according to research forthcoming in
An overview of violence in Brazil to help international political reporters who are covering the October elections
This updated collection of research looks at how mandatory school uniforms impact student achievement, attendance and behavior as well as the presence of gangs in public schools.
Lead exposure in childhood is linked to antisocial behavior in adolescence, suggests a new study published in
What are schools doing to prepare against gun violence? We've gathered research on strategies and effects.
Federal courts are less likely to give Latinos and Native Americans the option of getting out of prison early for good behavior, a new study suggests. Offenders who are Asian are the most likely of any racial group to be allowed to earn “good time” credit.
Research on child abuse in America, with a focus on incidence, risk factors and sentencing.
The state of the economy when someone leaves school can impact whether he finds a job or starts a life of crime, a new paper finds.
A new study suggests most people who earn money illegally do it by selling drugs and earn less than $1,500 a week, on average.