Crime

The Slenderman Stabbing Shows Girls Will Be Girls, Too
Adolescent angst and violence are not the exclusive domain of boys
June 04, 2014

We need to move beyond the (hetero)sexual framework we’ve come to accept as the defining norm of adolescence.

Were the Isla Vista Killings Preventable? A GOP Congressman Thinks So, and He's Got Bipartisan Support.
May 29, 2014

Rep. Tim Murphy wants families to have more power in handling a mentally ill loved one.

Not Just a 'White Guy Killer'
Elliot Rodger's perverse sense of racial hierarchy—and his uncertain place in it
May 28, 2014

Elliot Rodger's perverse sense of racial hierarchy—and his uncertain place in it.

Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution Adds Credibility to Court Fight Over Drug Secrecy
April 30, 2014

How can "cruel and unusual punishment" be proven when the drugs are kept secret?

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia
To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa
April 16, 2014

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

Our Odd, Revealing Obsession With "Gritty" Photos of the 1970s NYC Subway
March 12, 2014

The city has erased more than just graffiti.

The Case for Socialized Law

Inequality has bent American justice. Here's a radical way to fix it.
February 03, 2014

When a rich person can buy more justice than a normal person, it perverts society. Here's a radical idea for fixing it.

The Unabomber Pleaded 'Guilty' 16 Years Ago Today
January 22, 2014

Was the Unabomber a madman or a narcissist?

Copycat Suicides Are Real. Are Copycat School Shootings?
December 13, 2013

According to early reports, a student in Colorado opened fire in his high school today, injuring two people before killing himself.

Mexico's Radioactive-Material Thieves Are Probably Dying Right Now, In Exactly This Way
December 05, 2013

The gruesome details of the thieves' likely death.

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