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Dana Goldstein is a former staff writer. She writes Justice Lab and reports on the intersection of education and criminal justice. Her work has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, and other magazines, and she is the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.
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Justice Lab October 27
Science — and law enforcement — are rethinking young adults.
Feature February 2
Kahton Anderson and the raging raise-the-age debate.
Justice Lab November 3
And why it can lead to criminal behavior.
Q&A September 18
A former prostitute makes the case for busting johns.
Feature August 4
Should prison sentences be based on crimes that haven’t been committed yet?
Justice Lab July 13
Besides the danger, being ignored.
News July 7
Seven facts about rape.
Feature June 28
From the people who live and work there.
News June 25
Age restriction would be toughest in the nation.
Justice Lab June 4
Surprising new research suggests parolees who go somewhere new are less likely to offend again.
Q&A May 19
“If these biker gangs were non-white, we’d have a national freakout.”
Justice Lab May 15
Is being 19 years old a defense?
Justice Lab May 14
Experts say that people admit to crimes they didn’t commit. Why did only one juror in the Etan Patz murder case believe them?
Justice Lab May 6
A new book says kids know they’re a fantasy — even a healthy one.
News April 14
But they hardly ever get punished this severely.
Justice Lab April 2
A study lingers on the lives of those we incarcerate.
News March 27
But does the state go far enough?
Justice Lab March 20
Why people age out of crime, and what it could mean for how long we put them away.
News March 17
What the HBO documentary series shows us about real-world law enforcement.
Justice Lab March 12
A new study points to a strategy for reducing police shootings in towns like Ferguson.
Feature March 6
Skipping school is a problem. But why is it a crime?
Justice Lab March 4
No, freeing potheads and shoplifters is not enough.
Justice Lab February 12
A new book examines the morality of crime.
The Lowdown February 11
Why they’re disappearing, which states still use them, and what really happens during those overnight visits.
Justice Lab January 29
Why are IQ scores still being used to determine who is fit to be executed?
Justice Lab January 26
Does tear gas belong in schools? Do police?
Justice Lab January 21
… But just a tiny bit, and it took a long time.
Justice Lab January 15
A new book faults Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden and the NAACP for our prison state.
Justice Lab December 18
Another way justice is not colorblind
Justice Lab December 11
A new federal victim survey challenges the ‘one-in-five’ notion.
Justice Lab December 5
What research tells us in the wake of the Rolling Stone controversy.
Justice Lab December 4
Even the Supreme Court gets it wrong.
News December 2
Can New York’s police learn to handle the mentally ill?
Justice Lab November 20
New Orleans is not the only city where police don't get it.
Feature October 6
Junior Smith was a troubled kid who needed help. Instead, West Virginia sent him to jail.