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September 24, 2013 11:07 AM Can Technology Reduce Alcohol-related Crimes?

States have adopted different approaches to reducing recidivism by intoxicated drivers. Some employ ignition interlocks that prevent an offender’s car from starting if the person in the driver’s seat fails an inbuilt breathalyzer test. Others have adopted 24/7 Sobriety, which...

By Keith Humphreys

September 11, 2013 11:18 AM Did They Ever Figure Out Who Did That Whole Anthrax Attack Thing?

As we get ready to commemorate another passage around the sun since 9/11, the day that is said to have changed everything, it is customary, amidst the pontificating and rending of political garments that typically ensues, for us to take...

By Luke O'Neil

August 14, 2013 11:23 AM 'Stop and Frisk' Statistics

Reposted because it’s newsworthy.And our graphs (based on data from the late 1990s): [Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]...

By Andrew Gelman

August 05, 2013 12:53 PM The Death Penalty is Not a National Problem

Janell Ross rounds up evidence that the use of the death penalty may be in retreat in the U.S.. Being strongly against capital punishment, I am pleased at developments. But death penalty opponents will not get to abolition if we...

By Keith Humphreys

April 23, 2013 11:45 AM Not Your Average Chechen Jihadis: Drawing the Wrong Conclusions About the Boston Bombing

Ever since the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified as ethnic Chechens, the national conversation about the incident seemed to focus on the connection between the violence and Chechnya. The two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, certainly lived...

By Joshua Tucker