Stereotypes may stifle some harassment claims

People in a new study deemed the sexual harassment claims of "prototypical" women more credible, which raises the question of who gets silenced.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

NRA supporters feel conflicted after mass shootings

Following mass shootings, supporters of the National Rifle Association report extremely mixed emotions about the organization.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~6 min

How the Lindbergh baby kidnapping changed media

A new book explores how the kidnapping of baby Charles Lindbergh, Jr., began a media revolution and became the "crime of the century."

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
Dec. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here's why voters passed this groundbreaking reform

Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.

Clayton Mosher, Professor, Sociology Department, Washington State University • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~10 min

Police encounters differ for Black v. white teens

New research on the consequences of police encounters among Black and white teens supports removing police presence from schools, say researchers.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~10 min

Why do tigers have stripes?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Why do tigers have different stripe patterns?

How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret's in their stripes!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Ethnic minorities at much higher risk of homicide in England and Wales

Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage – cases per 100,000 people – applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Undocumented immigration either cuts or has no effect on crime

"[U]ndocumented immigrants had no significant effect on violent crime and actually had a significant negative effect on property crime."

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 8, 2020 ~6 min

Reptiles: one in three species traded online – and 75% aren't protected by international law

Reptiles are consistently overlooked by regulators of the trade in wildlife, but many face extinction in the wild.

Tanya Wyatt, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~5 min

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