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December 16, 2015
An Unbelievable Story of Rape
An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.
T. Christian Miller
November 11, 2015
When School Feels Like Jail
Isolation rooms and paddling: What some schools in the South are doing to keep students in line.
October 16, 2015
America’s Rock Star Cops
Meet the elite chiefs who revolutionized policing nationwide, for better and for worse. Now they want to do it again.
August 4, 2015
The New Science of Sentencing
Should prison sentences be based on crimes that haven’t been committed yet?
Anna Maria Barry-Jester
June 24, 2015
The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing
How a proven tool may be anything but.
June 9, 2015
Missouri keeps killing Jennifer Herndon’s clients. So she invented an alternate life.
May 26, 2015
Policing the Police
As the Justice Department pushes reform, some changes don't last.
April 7, 2015
The man who was accidentally released from prison 88 years early.
March 13, 2015
Broken on the Wheel
The gruesome 18th Century legal case that turned a famed philosopher into a crusader for the innocent.
February 28, 2015
A savage beating, a culture “beyond repair.”