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Psychosis and Violence Aren’t Strongly Linked

The idea that violent criminals often suffer from a mental illness that compels them to act destructively is a popular one, but research suggests this notion is unfounded. ... More>


Observer Article

The Science and the Injustice of the Central Park Jogger Case

A screening of The Central Park Five, a documentary about racial bias and false confessions, accompanied the “Law & (Dis)Order: Psychological Science in the Legal System” theme program. Yusef Salaam, one of the exonerees in the Central Park jogger rape case, details his harrowing experiences. APS Fellow Saul Kassin and filmmaker Sarah Burns join Salaam for a discussion of the film. ... More>


Remembering a Crime That You Didn’t Commit


Framed by forensics


Is the Justice System Overly Punitive?