Opium’s History in China
Opium has been used as a medicinal and recreational substance in China for centuries, its shifting meanings tied to class and national identity.
Why Do We Fall for Scams?
People want to believe that the person they trust with their money, or their hearts, is telling the truth. The con artist relies on that.
The South African Experience with Changing the Police from Within
In states transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy, resistance to police abuses can make or break the larger democratic project, explains one social scientist.
How Forensic DNA Evidence Can Lead to Wrongful Convictions
Forensic DNA evidence has been a game-changer for law enforcement, but research shows it can contribute to miscarriages of justice.
The Long History of Financial Advice for Women
There's a whole modern industry devoted to promoting women’s financial literacy.
Rape has costs beyond the physical and emotional: Emergency room visits, therapy, rehab, wasted tuition, lost wages, and lifestyle changes expensive.
On Military Desertion and Executions
Military desertion is not as rare as one would think.
GMOs, Inequality and World Hunger
In a 2008 paper for the British Journal of Criminology, Reese Walters looked at GMO crops from an entirely different perspective.