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A column that examines the science, social science and technology of criminal justice
Justice Lab August 14
Can neuroscience predict how likely someone is to commit another crime?
Justice Lab July 31
How a ‘90s panic spawned an anti-crime measure that doesn’t make you safer.
Justice Lab May 24
When your appliances work as police informants.
Justice Lab December 15, 2017
Why are black imprisonment rates going down? Four theories.
Justice Lab March 27, 2017
The search for the truly nonlethal weapon.
Justice Lab October 27, 2016
Science — and law enforcement — are rethinking young adults.
Justice Lab October 12, 2016
Training cops in the use of force.
Justice Lab September 29, 2016
An end to traffic stops and hot pursuit. Arrest by drones. And new tricks for terrorists.
Justice Lab March 23, 2016
Pew researchers release a new prison scorecard, but it ain’t perfect.
Justice Lab November 18, 2015
The race gap for adults is shrinking. Why is it widening for juveniles?