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A Growing Number of Americans: Drug Abuse Is a Health Issue, Not a Crime

Other countries, like Canada and Switzerland, have shown how the shifting opinion can result in action.

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The Secret Cost of a Surveillance Society

Fear of the criminal justice system can lead to negative health, financial, and educational outcomes.

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Tax Crime Nation

Tax evasion persists, and tax return scams involving identity theft are on the rise.

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Bring Back Hemlock! America’s Dirty Secret About Lethal Injections

Amid drug shortage, states look to shady distributors—with disastrous results.

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Private Eyes Behaving Badly

How is the criminal justice system compromised when our investigators need investigating?

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Are You Financing Seafood Crime?

As some of the world’s top seafood consumers, Americans funnel billions of dollars a year to a shady network of exploitative fish launderers.

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Ban the Box: Employing Former Felons Will Improve the Economy and Public Safety

Lawmakers in 10 states and over 50 cities have already enacted Ban the Box policies, eliminating the check-box that asks about an applicant’s criminal record. It’s time for Congress to follow suit.

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Let’s Stop Using the Term ‘Modern-Day Slavery’

Human trafficking isn’t a relic of history.

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Radical Life Extension and Time-Slowing Drugs

These ideas for the future of prison sentencing are outrageous, but the current state of affairs is, too.

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Joining a Gang Makes People Sick

Seattle’s version of the 7 Up series reveals the long-term damage to adults who were in gangs as kids.

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The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014