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Predicting Sexual Crime: Are the Experts Biased?

Leroy Hendricks had a long history of sexually molesting children, including his own stepdaughter and stepson. When he was 21, he was convicted of exposing himself to two girls, and […]... More>


The Power of One: The Psychology of Charity

Mother Teresa famously said: “If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” There are worse people to turn to for […]... More>


Budgets and Biases: Summing Up American Values

Our lawmakers may have averted the fiscal cliff on the first of the year, but the threat of sequestration still looms over the nation. If the Congress and the White […]... More>


Wealth and the 47 percent: An ancient debate

The first two debates of this presidential campaign have left little doubt about the central political and philosophical issue dividing the country today. The candidates have all drawn a bright […]... More>


Looking For Trouble (And Seeing It)

I’ve known a few troublemakers over the years. These were guys with huge chips on both shoulders, who would gladly pick a fight if you looked at them wrong. And […]... More>