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We Never Really Know

Joe Navarro | Posted 12.16.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

The front pages of newspapers teach us all too often that the "nice guy" we thought so much of actually wasn't so nice. But how did they become that way? Was it because of work or were they always that way?

How The Law Lands Battered Women In Prison

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.02.2014 | Crime

Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News ...

Masters Of Manipulation

Lalit Kundani | Posted 11.29.2014 | Crime
Lalit Kundani

Crime does not polarize so conveniently into black and white. Rather, it is liminal. It can live and breathe in the spaces between good and bad -- on cusps and thresholds and borders -- which troubles us because, while we can instantly identify crime as a "bad" thing, we want so badly to believe that those who commit it are just as easily recognizable.

Why It's Easier To Treat The Homeless Like Criminals Instead Of People In Need

New York Times | LAWRENCE DOWNES | Posted 09.25.2014 | Impact

What can be done about homeless people, those poor, sick, jobless souls who just can’t seem to get their acts together and whose suffering makes th...

Psychopath Vs. Sociopath: What's The Difference?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.24.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The sociopath can be thought of as the rudimentary or undeveloped psychopath. The psychopath simply cannot form emotional bonds with humans. They lack empathy. They're skilled at behaving the way they should, but inside they're empty.

A Criminal Mastermind Might Be Closer Than You Think

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 11.23.2014 | Crime
Linda Kenney Baden

Those most deadly to us are those we cannot easily identity as masterminds. Normal people can become evil, and evil people can look normal.

What Ray Rice Needs

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.15.2014 | Crime
Andy Ostroy

Rage has no brain. Rage doesn't stop to think about consequences. Rage acts first and thinks later. It cannot be "treated" punitively.

The U.S. Can't Afford to Continue the Death Penalty

Allen Frances | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Our adversarial legal process encourages an unenlightened and dispiriting dueling of expert witnesses. In addition, the death penalty has become an anomaly and an embarrassment.

Ritual on Steroids: Staging the World Cup in Brazil

American Anthropological Association | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
American Anthropological Association

The World Cup is a carnival that has turned into a global commodity, organized by semi-official and semi-legal institutions that resemble mafias much more than they do the UN.

Sex Sells: How Nevada is Confusing the Hell Out of Little Girls

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

This week's poll from the Lester & Charlie Institute of Forward Thinking! A few weeks ago, we told you about the insane things going on in Mississipp...

REPORT: 1 In 4 GPS Trackers Worn By L.A. Felons Were Faulty

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A state audit in California revealed faulty electronic monitoring devices allegedly allowed numerous dangerous felons to go unmonitored in Los Angeles...

'Ban the Box' Goes Too Far... and Not Far Enough

Eli Lehrer | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

All over the country, towns, cities and even states have begun a move towards policies that "ban the box" and forbid employers from asking individuals about previous criminal convictions. It's a decent idea on the surface, but on analysis, it goes both too far and not far enough.

America's Most Notorious Criminal Hideouts

Roadtrippers | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Roadtrippers

If The Godfather has taught me anything, it's that crime doesn't pay... well, ok maybe it does, but still, it's a dangerous game with high wins and even higher losses. If you live a life of crime, chances are you'll be on the run, and a hideout can make all the difference.

Can Brain Scans Predict Criminal Behavior? From Alan Alda (WATCH)

Posted 09.16.2013 | MarloThomas

Is it possible to predict criminal behavior? When Alan Alda joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he told me about a new brain scan that is being used to i...

Ariel Castro's 1,000 Year Sentence Isn't the Longest Sentence on Record

Adam Banner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

Life without parole plus 1,000 years. That is certainly making a statement. However, it is far from the longest sentence ever meted out to a criminal convicted of an especially heinous crime.

The Tweet That Helped a Criminal Break into Jail

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Hemanshu Nigam

The Internet represents a double-edged sword for police, providing endless clues to criminal activities while offering criminals countless opportunities to prey upon victims.

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 10.06.2013 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

We've all heard the warning "guns kill" -- but we probably didn't think it included bean bug guns.

Behind the Scenes of Rhino Poaching

Natalie Lapides | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Natalie Lapides

Investigating officers have a grisly, difficult, and often upsetting job to do after a poaching. They arrive on the scene and look for bullets in the gory carcass, determine if there is a calf and find it if there is, and search the area for evidence.

Crimes, Criminals, and the Insanity Defense

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

At the heart of the NGRI defense is the claim the defendant either lacked the capacity to know right from wrong (was brain-damaged, intellectually impaired) or had a mental disorder when the crime was committed, causing an inability to act within the law's requirements.

The Power of Peace

Doug Noll | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Doug Noll

They are convicted killers serving life sentences in the largest, most violent women's prison in the world. They have reduced violence in the prison. In doing their work, they have turned life sentences into lives of service.

Job References Are Pointless

Liz Ryan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

If we cared about talent in our organizations, we'd recruit differently. If we cared about talent, we'd scrap the early-twentieth-century recruiting process we follow in nearly every organization.

Does 'Evil' Brain Area Really Exist?

Posted 02.12.2013 | Science

By: Marc Lallanilla, Assistant Editor Published: 02/11/2013 12:05 PM EST on LiveScience Evil is alive and is lurking in the brains of certain in...

Safeguarding Midsize Businesses (VIDEO)

Posted 03.01.2013 | Technology

How big is your company? It doesn't really matter if you have the right resources available; in fact, the right tools can help smaller organizations n...

Study Shows Severe Inequity In Courtrooms

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.04.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON — A new study shows that federal judges are handing out widely disparate sentences for similar crimes 30 years after Congress tried t...

Judge Throws 'All-Time Stupidest' Criminal In Jail

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

An armed robber who a judge branded "amongst the all-time stupidest criminals” has been jailed for his part in a robbery in which the thieves had to...