New York City's crime lab has been a pioneer nationally in analyzing especially difficult DNA samples. But the recent disclosure of the source code for its proprietary software is raising new questions about accuracy.
Officials are again pointing to the need for mass surveillance to take down terrorists. Here’s what we know about how well it works.
When big data uses bad data, discrimination can result.
A data scientist’s experiment reveals surprising information about interconnected smart devices.
New research finds a racial disparity.
To be successful, re-entry programs must work to facilitate more interaction between former inmates and potential role models in their new neighborhoods.
Five years after the Fair Sentencing Act, the government assesses the change.
A new consultancy firm offers advice for first-time detainees, from someone who’s been there.
Meridian, Mississippi, is the latest district to face consequences for disproportionately punishing black students.
While Baltimore erupts, the Supreme Court considers a timely case.
Research shows that “feeling safe” is highly subjective.
Should kids be led out of class in handcuffs for being late to school?
Advocates argue that early release is the most compassionate and cost-effective solution.
A new analysis of crime stats suggests that economics trumps biology in causing violent behavior in teenagers.
Meryl and Susan Goldsmith’s documentary, The Syndrome, has been boycotted and protested against for its portrayal of SBS as outdated science.
Bioethicists, geneticists, attorneys, and cops weigh the pros and cons of a radical new science.
Texas A&M researchers explain how community-based programs rehabilitate juvenile offenders better, and for less money, than correctional facilities.
...and save money at the same time.
Crimes targeting black and transgender Americans persist, but they are under-reported and under-recorded.
Mistrust and resentment may make arrestees more violent once they’re in prison.
New research cautions journalists against harming their most vulnerable sources.