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How Recent Immigration Complicates Our Racial Justice Policies

As greater numbers of non-white immigrants enter the country, our racial justice policies are leaving behind longstanding racial minority populations.

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The Unique Needs of Veterans in the Legal System

Vet courts, like drug courts, treat the underlying factors for first-time offenders.

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Ex-Guatemalan Commando Guilty of Concealing Role in Massacre

Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes, who obtained U.S. and Canadian citizenship, is the highest-ranking soldier convicted on charges related to the slaughter of 250 villagers during the country’s civil war.

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In U.S. Trial of Massacre Suspect, a Rare Chance for Guatemalan Justice

A survivor of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre and former Guatemalan commandos who carried it out will testify against a former army lieutenant, a U.S. citizen who prosecutors say lied about his involvement.

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The Flaws of Familial DNA Matching

New research warns investigators of inaccurate results, and unfairness to minorities.

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Boys in Custody and the Women Who Abuse Them

The nation’s system of juvenile justice has long been troubled. But recent studies have revealed a surprising new menace: female staffers at detention facilities sexually abusing the male youngsters in their care.

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The Death Penalty is Experiencing Technical Difficulties

How legal wrangling over the chemicals used in lethal injection could shut down capital punishment.

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Seeking Second Chances Without DNA

DNA testing has overturned many wrongful convictions but the vast majority of criminal cases have no DNA to test. And some of those inmates’ convictions are also flawed.

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Book Seeks True Justice for Crime Victims

Susan Herman, author of “Parallel Justice for Victims of Crimes,” wonders what if society did not see its help for victims as mere compassion or charity, but a core societal obligation?

When the Wheels of Justice Grind Out … Coupons

Critics draw attention to massive class actions that compensate attorneys well but recompense the afflicted with little or nothing of value.

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Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

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Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

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Bringing a Therapy Dog Into a Children’s Hospital Might Be a Terrible Idea

Despite the popularity of animal therapy in American pediatric hospitals, a new research review reveals that there's little support for its health benefits.

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Simply moving toward or away from something alters the way you think about it, according to a new study.

The Big One

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