Sending Health Care Workers instead of Cops Can Reduce Crime

[ad_1] In September 2020 Golda Barton’s 13-year-old autistic son became frantic with anxiety the first day she had to return to work after several months at home. His mother called 911 and asked for a crisis intervention team. When Salt Lake City police showed up, the...

Where Gun Stores Open, Gun Homicides Increase

[ad_1] Editor’s Note (5/25/22): This article is being republished in the wake of a school shooting in Uvalde, Tex., that killed at least 19 children and two teachers. It was the deadliest such attack since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...

The Field of Firearms Forensics Is Flawed

[ad_1] In 2003, Donald Kennedy, then editor in chief of the journal Science, wrote an editorial called, “Forensic Science: Oxymoron?” He answered this question, in effect, “yes.” Unfortunately, the answer remains much the same today. Forensic experts continue to...

Science Must Not Be Used To Foster White Supremacy

[ad_1] The white supremacist who drove 200 miles to a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket and opened fire, killing 10 people, had posted a manifesto. Most of the people he killed were Black. The manifesto’s 180 pages cited not only racist conspiracy theories, but also...