At ‘Wit’s End’: Scared Straight Programs Remain Popular Among Parents Despite Warnings

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Despite evidence that scared straight-type programs are ineffective and can even be harmful in the long run, many parents continue to turn to local jails for help when it comes to behavioral issues with their children.

Sex Trafficking: Beyond the Abstract Evil

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The way to truly combat sex trafficking is not and never will be to talk around it. We must talk through it.

Young, Indigenous and Imprisoned, Australia’s National Disgrace

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The deep, systemic problems within Australia’s juvenile justice system.

Confessions of a Call Girl Client

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After Andy Bodle spent thousands of dollars on escorts he met online, he had one more powerful desire left unfulfilled

Why Inmates Need More Yoga (and What’s In It For Us)

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Yoga should be included in the prison reform discussion.

Gun Dreams

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In our fantasies, a gun ends all arguments in our favor.

Letting Go of Whitman: ‘Male Violence’ & Practical Empathy

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Talking about empathy is great, but doing it can change lives

The Science of Bad Men

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Epigenetics, the warrior gene and Cameron Conaway’s quest for answers

People Kill People. Okay, But Why?

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Cameron Conaway goes beyond the clichés to discover why we gun each other down.

A Mission to the Venice of the Amazon

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Welcome to Belen, where the poorest of the poor float for half the year on the floodplains of the Amazon.