Tag: Criminal Justice

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    A neuroscientist and an ethicist ponder the subject of violence and how to prevent it: “It’s beyond a reasonable doubt now that there is this brain basis to crime,” says Professor Adrian Raine. But “we have to be very careful how we use this information,” warns Professor Paul Wolpe. More

    March 7, 2014 | Comments

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    “The fundamental problem is that governments that are trying to convict and fine and imprison and execute people have no incentive in giving those people lawyers that will defeat those goals,” says Southern Center for Human Rights president and senior counsel Stephen Bright.  More

    December 20, 2013 | Comments

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    “If we can bring in some light, the darkness will not overcome the light, and that’s where faith is. We believe that.” More

    February 3, 2012 | Comments

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    A new study by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice rules out celibacy and homosexuality as causes of the Catholic sexual abuse crisis. More

    May 20, 2011 | Comments

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    In inner cities across the United States, high numbers of African-American men are caught up in the criminal justice system. It’s costly to keep them in prison, and it’s also costly to the communities they leave behind. More

    May 22, 2009 | Comments

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    The US is the only Western democracy that still sentences youthful offenders to life in prison without parole for serious crimes. But there is growing resistance to that.

    January 30, 2009 | Comments

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    In 1988, Larry Youngblood was convicted and sent to prison for raping a child. The evidence was overwhelming but justice was not done, raising the question: in the matter of a serious crime, when someone is given a long prison sentence, should it ever be too late to reopen the case?

    June 9, 2006 | Comments