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More on Rachel Monroe, Julia Scheeres, Brooke Jarvis, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, and Maura Ewing—and how they reported their latest Pacific Standard stories.
And it's called miswanting.
For the last decade, forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner has led a curious, self-funded effort to create something he calls the Depravity Standard, a crowd-sourced instrument for objectively scoring the level of evil associated with humanity's most twisted crimes. But can a scientist really define the outer edges of our morality?