Sentencing Minors to Life Without Parole Is Declared Unconstitutional in Washington State
With this ruling, Washington joined 20 other states and the District of Columbia that consider juvenile life without parole unconstitutional
Euphemisms Affect Parents' Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment
Parents are more comfortable with corporal punishment when gentler language is used to describe it.
Tightening the Rules on Restraining and Secluding Students
Under new rules, Massachusetts schools will not be allowed to use certain techniques to restrain or isolate students as frequently and will have to report all restraints and injuries.
Hit By a Pitch: Vicarious Punishment in the Batter’s Box
New research finds a substantial minority of baseball fans disregard their own moral views and support the idea of “beaning” a player in retaliation for an earlier incident.
Study: More Black Juveniles Sentenced to Life Without Parole
As the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to examine life without parole for juvenile killers, a new study identifies the racial and sociological backstories of the existing prisoners.
Hate Crimes Against People With Disabilities Exist
Hate crimes against people with disabilities are widespread and often involve extraordinary levels of sadism. The first step in combating these shameful incidents is an acknowledgment that they exist.
Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story — Review of PBS Documentary
The PBS documentary "Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story" asks the question: Who is responsible when family and society so fail a promising child that she turns to prostitution and murder in her teens?