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NEW Massacre Control: What can be done to prevent mass shootings? (#300, 11/19/17)

"Bump Stocks" Aren't the (Real) Problem: Outlawing them is a good idea. But itís hardly the solution. (#299, 10/8/17)

Sanctuary Cities, Sanctuary States (Part II): Should states legalize recreational pot? (#298, 9/5/17)

Sanctuary Cities, Sanctuary States (Part I): What happens when communities turn their backs on immigration enforcement? (#297, 8/23/17)

Three (In?)explicable Shootings: Grievous police blunders keep costing citizen lives. Why? (#296, 8/1/17)

Silence Isn't Always Golden: A proposal to deregulate firearms silencers ignores the hazards of policing (#295, 7/14/17)

A Lost Cause: Legislators are ambushed. And a gun-numbed land shrugs and moves on. (#294, 6/24/17)

Are Civilians Too Easy on the Police?: When attempts are made to sanction cops, citizens often get in the way (#293, 6/3/17)

Ideology Trumps Reason: Clashing belief systems challenge criminal justice policymaking (#292, 5/16/17)

People do Forensics: Conflicts about oversight neglect a fundamental issue (#291, 4/30/17)

Why Do Cops Succeed?: Shifting resources from finding fault to studying success (#290, 4/13/17)

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Pressures to solve notorious crimes can lead to tragic miscarriages of justice (#289, 3/19/17)

Is Crime Up or Down? Well, it Depends: It depends on where one sits, when we compare, and on who counts (#288, 2/27/17)

An Illusory Consensus (Part II): Good intentions don't always translate into good policy (#287, 2/10/17)

An Illusory Consensus: America's police leaders agree on the use of force. Or do they? (#286, 1/29/17)

Do Gun Laws Work?: Are they doing any good? We crunch the numbers to find out (#285, 1/11/17)

Is Trump Right About the Nation's Inner Cities?: America's low-income communities desperately need a New Deal (#284, 12/17/16)

A Stitch in Time: Could early intervention save officer and citizen lives? (#283, 11/26/16)

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: To avoid anointing Trump, the FBI Director falls into a trap of his own making (#282, 11/2/16)

A Matter of Life and Death: In an era of highly lethal firearms, keeping patrol informed is job #1 (#281, 10/20/16)

Is it Always About Race?: Unruly citizens and streets brimming with guns make risk-tolerance a very hard sell (#280, 10/5/16)

Words Matter: In a conflicted, gun-saturated land, heated rhetoric threatens copsí effectiveness Ė and their lives (#279, 9/17/16)

Where Should Cops Live?: Officer-citizen conflicts stir renewed interest in residency requirements (#278, 9/2/16)

Getting Out of Dodge: For families caught in dangerous neighborhoods, there is one option (#277, 8/19/16)

Better Late Than Never (Part II): DOJ proposes rules for forensic testimony. Do they go far enough? (#276, 8/3/16)

Good Guy/Bad Guy/Black Guy (Part II): Aggressive crime-fighting strategies can exact an unintended toll (#275, 7/18/16)

Good Guy/Bad Guy/Black Guy (Part I): Do cops use race to decide who poses a threat? (#274, 7/18/16)

Intended or not, a Very Rough Ride: A hung jury and two acquittals mar Baltimore's crusade against police violence (#273, 7/3/16)

A Ban in Name Only: Pretending to regulate only makes things worse (#272, 6/21/16)

Better Late Than Never (Part I): A "hair-raising" forensic debacle forces DOJ's hand (#271, 6/10/16)

Location, Location, Location: Crime happens. To find out why, look to where (#270, 5/25/16)

Orange is the New Brown: L.A.'s past sheriff and undersheriff pack their bags for Hotel Fed. (#269, 5/7/16)

Role Reversal: Chicago's falling apart. Who can make the violence stop? (#268, 4/25/16)

Is a Case Ever too Cold?: Citing factual errors, an Illinois prosecutor successfully moves to free a convicted killer (#267, 4/16/16)

After the Fact: Ordinary policing strategies can't prevent terrorism (#266, 3/31/16)

More Rules, Less Force?: PERF promotes written guidelines to reduce the use of force. Cops aren't happy (#265, 3/18/16)

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