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Seeing More Blacks in Prison Increases Support for Policies that Exacerbate Inequality

Informing the public about African Americans’ disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for punitive policies that perpetuate inequality. ... More>


Minimizing Belief in Free Will May Lessen Support for Criminal Punishment

Exposure to information that diminishes will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people’s support for retributive punishment. ... More>


Are Death Row Inmates Innocent If They Refuse a Last Meal?


The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court


The Limits of Memory for Witnesses of Crime