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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...

Deadly Arson and the Murder Next Door: The Warning Signs of Violence

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2012 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Hindsight, they say, is 20-20. I can imagine the second-guessing and shattering waves of if-only experienced by the caring, competent people surrounding both of these cases.

Gerry Smith

FBI Official Warns of Growing 'Existential' Cyber Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology

Despite the increased frequency and severity of online crime and espionage in 2011, many American corporations and consumers are still not taking the ...

The NRA: They Apologize for the School Shooting...You Know, That One...

Cliff Schecter | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

This would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. Listen as the NRA calls someone, tells them Hillary Clinton, Cuba and perhaps Mars is coming to get their guns.

The Lull in Between Storms

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 10.22.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Now more than ever, we must not stop working with and pressuring Congress and the Obama Administration to pass real, substantive, and long-lasting changes in immigration policy.

"Stupid Crook Tricks: Global Dumbing"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

The crook told the cabbie to ask a cop for directions. The cop recognized the idiotic passenger from a surveillance tape and arrested him. For once a man asked for directions and look what happened.

Philadelphia Shooting: 9 Teens Wounded, 1 Dead

AP | Posted 06.09.2011 | Home

CHESTER, Pa. — Shots rang out in a suburban Philadelphia social hall where a teenage party was being held, killing two people and sending eight ...

Enrico Ponzo Captured: Mobster Fugitive Found In Rural Idaho

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MARSING, Idaho — For more than a decade, the vast farm fields of rural southwestern Idaho provided Enrico Ponzo the isolation he needed to hide ...