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We spoke to hundreds of prison gang members – here’s what...

David Pyrooz, University of Colorado Boulder and Scott H. Decker, Arizona State University The United States incarcerates a larger proportion of its citizens than any...

American youth don’t know much about the juvenile justice system

Tammy Chang, University of Michigan; Omar Ilyas, University of Michigan, and Vic Wiener, University of Tulsa Young people in the U.S. who end up in...

Could a national buyback program reduce gun violence in America?

Lacey Wallace, Pennsylvania State University Americans own nearly half of the world’s guns, with approximately 120 firearms for every 100 U.S. residents. Gun control policies may...

Scammers don’t cheat because they need the money — they cheat...

Marco A. Palma, Texas A&M University Why do people cheat? When we hear that a poor person scammed others out of money, we may attribute...

Can parks help cities fight crime?

Lincoln Larson, North Carolina State University and S. Scott Ogletree, Clemson University The relationship between parks and crime remains the subject of debate. Some scholars...

Privacy concerns don’t stop people from putting their DNA on the...

Sarah Esther Lageson, Rutgers University Americans are embracing the use of DNA databases to solve crimes. Over the past year DNA submitted to ancestry websites have...

Why do so many Americans now support legalizing marijuana?

Amy Adamczyk, City University of New York; Christopher Thomas, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Jacob Felson, William Paterson University American views on marijuana...

How should we judge people for their past moral failings?

Andrew Khoury, Arizona State University The recent allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have further divided the nation. Among the questions...

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It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips...

Julian Avery, Pennsylvania State University Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter,...