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DNA databases may deter criminals, but at what cost?
Some communities face surveillance anxiety, even when they’re on the right side of the law.
Super-recognizers help fight crime, but their powers remain mysterious
And how AI could help them do it even better.
Courts use algorithms to help determine sentencing, but random people get the same results
Numbers aren’t always as impartial as they appear.
Your DNA probably didn’t make you do it
Judges and juries aren’t swayed by genetics.
Could We Give Criminals Corrective Brain Implants?
Instead of the death penalty
How To Trace Deliberate Criminal Infections Back To Their Sources
The microbe-sourcing technique has played a role in many modern investigations, including the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks and one man's terrible revenge scheme against his mistress. But how does it...
How Brain Scans Can Lighten Sentences In Murder Cases
An increasing trend of defendants using neuroscience to argue for lesser sentences
Do Their Teenaged Brains Make Adolescents More Likely To Commit Crimes?
Teens have more trouble controlling their impulses in emotionally charged situations.
How Often Do Mass Shooters Die In Their Attacks?
Almost half of mass shooters die during the attack, but certain factors raise the likelihood of that happening.