Crime

Alice Goffman's Denial of Murder Conspiracy Raises Even More Questions
June 03, 2015

The sociologist wrote about joining a murder plot. Now she insists that it was "not about actual violence."

The Subculture of Embattled Abortion Workers
June 02, 2015

I remember what I was doing when I learned that Dr. George Tiller had been murdered.

Did This Acclaimed Sociologist Drive the Getaway Car in a Murder Plot?
May 27, 2015

The questionable ethics of Alice Goffman's "On the Run."

How Social Scientists Try—and Sometimes Fail—to Predict Riots
May 11, 2015

Most Americans think we'll see more Baltimore-style unrest this summer. Are they right?

Pamela Geller Is Not "Morally Responsible" for the Terrorist Attack in Texas
May 07, 2015

The defense of free expression should become stronger in the face of violent threats, not weaker.  

Tamir Rice's Body Still Isn't Buried Because the Criminal Investigation Keeps Dragging On
May 04, 2015

It's been barely five months since a Cleveland Police officer gunned down the 12-year-old.

"We're Going to Protect Our Community Ourselves"
May 03, 2015

Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?

Baltimore's Prosecutor Gets It
May 01, 2015

The charges in the Freddie Gray case show that scaring cops is the best way to fight police abuse.

“Welcome to Indonesia, Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers!”
May 01, 2015

Why the country's new president is executing more foreigners, despite international outrage.

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