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How Scientific Is Forensic Science?

We like to think that physical evidence is a foolproof way to lock in a conviction. The problem is that forensic science isn't exactly a science.
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Revisiting the Messy Language of the Second Amendment

The debate over the Second Amendment is not just about guns—it's also about grammar.
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Why Does the U.S. Sentence Children to Life in Prison?

The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences people to die in prison for offenses committed while under the age of 18.
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Why is Perjury So Rarely Prosecuted?

Perjury is often considered the "forgotten offense." Despite being widespread, it is rarely prosecuted. 

Do Police Deter Crime?

Is there a connection between larger police forces and lower crime rates?
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Ghettoside: Murder & Justice in South LA

Detective Wallace “Wally” Tennelle was a rarity: a cop who actually lived in the South Los Angeles neighborhood ...