Research shows that “feeling safe” is highly subjective.
A new analysis of crime stats suggests that economics trumps biology in causing violent behavior in teenagers.
Local police departments should reflect the communities they serve, but fixing that alone won’t curb unnecessary violence.
Rennie Gibbs, a 16-year-old in Mississippi when she gave birth to a stillborn child, is facing life in prison for taking cocaine during her pregnancy. Hers is among a burgeoning number of cases in which women are prosecuted for allegedly endangering their unborn children.
Some recent attempts to quantify the chaos.
Evil needs a face and it doesn't look like your neighbor—or your child. Evil must be inhuman, other. The familiar is innocent. We let our guard down. This is part of the diversity paradox.
In the 29 states that use the law, stand your ground increases the likelihood of a justified homicide ruling—but only when a white person is accused of killing a black person.
If you control for developing countries and South Africa, with its history of apartheid and ethnic conflict, there is a strong link between the number of guns per capita and gun-related homicides in a country.