A new study finds that residents of states with higher levels of gun ownership are more likely to be shot to death by a family member or intimate partner.
The information is being provided through a new "fusion" intelligence-gathering center in El Salvador that is funded by the Department of State.
The national election in Guatemala likely marked the bitter end to what was once the most hopeful anti-corruption movement in the hemisphere.
New research suggests that "broken windows" policing has resulted in more young people getting arrested for trivial offenses—especially young people of color.
In his latest book, French historian Dominique Kalifa investigates how mainstream representations of poverty have been used for centuries to harm the poor.
To gain a historical perspective on how Trump and his closest allies might react if the Mueller report proves damning, one only needs to look as far back as 1974.
When the underlying data they rely on is incomplete—and it often is—the growing use of machine learning tools in America's criminal justice system can have devastating effects.
The 94-year-old former SS guard faces trial, charged with complicity in the mass murders at the Nazi concentration camp Stutthof during World War II.
White Americans hold many negative stereotypes about undocumented workers.
A new report from The Hamilton Project refutes claims that immigrants are ruining native-born Americans' job prospects and driving up crime rates.
Conservatives see Mollie Tibbetts' murder as proof of a need for more stringent immigration policies. Here's why they're wrong.
Researchers find that those who have a mental illness are more likely to be the victim of a violent crime.
The Victims of Immigration Crime (VOICE) office's quarterly report offers case studies, but it does not include statistics on crime rates.
Police respond to a shooting on June 28th, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland.
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The research the attorney general drew his conclusions from had some serious flaws.
In colonial Virginia, authorities could hang settlers for a crime as small as stealing grapes or killing a neighbor's chicken. The penal code in America's first colony was, in fact, so harsh its governor eventually reduced the number of capital offenses out of fear that settlers would refuse to live there. Since then, the number and severity of crimes punishable by death in the United States have fluctuated; today, the death penalty is still legal in 31 states. Here are some of the critical turning points in the history of capital punishment in America.