On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, staff writer Francie Diep discusses her experiences covering the opioid epidemic and a promising new treatment program at the University of Kentucky.
Expanding on the Situational Crime Prevention theory that making crimes harder or less appealing to commit will make them less likely to occur, two criminologists make the case for "providing opportunities" for would-be criminals to commit their acts legally and safely.
Eric Holder’s plan to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders is met with praise, and supported by the facts.
From elder meetings to equine therapy, programs focusing on healing are found to be cheaper and more effective than jail time.
With the backing of numerous scientific studies and provincial health authorities, Insite will fight for its life against the Canadian federal government in court.
Portugal’s example suggests that de-escalating the war on drugs might create a new sort of peace dividend.
A cross-national comparison of alcohol and marijuana use among adolescents indicates that stricter laws may prevent high school kids from drinking, but not from smoking pot.
A new study of college students finds a correlation between body art and deviant behavior, but only for those with multiple tattoos or piercings.