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Neuroscience Could Reveal Criminal Intent

Researchers at Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Yale universities have discovered that brain scans can identify differences between criminal intent and reckless behavior, in a study supported by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More

"How States Engage in Evidence-Based Policymaking"

Philanthropy News Digest
Related Grantee: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Civic Federation Plan to Address Illinois Financial Crisis

A Civic Federation report proposes a five-year plan to address the State of Illinois’ ongoing financial crisis and budget impasse. Read More

"Civic Federation Sides Against Rauner in Fiscal Plan"

Crain's Chicago Business
Related Grantee: Civic Federation
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How States Stack Up in Evidence-Based Policymaking

Connecticut, Washington, Utah, Minnesota, and Oregon lead the nation in evidence-based policymaking, according to a report from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. Read More
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Applying Neuroscientific Lie Detection in Court

A brief from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience assesses the potential and pitfalls of using neuroscientific lie detection technology in court. Read More
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$11.6 Million in New Chicago Investments

The investments will help spur economic development in low-income neighborhoods, create opportunities for youth and prevent violence, promote police reform and accountability, and support arts and culture. Read More
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Video: Evidence-Based Policymaking Made Easy by ‘Results First’ Tool

In this animated video, learn about the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, which, since 2011, has partnered with states and counties to help them incorporate the use of evidence into their budgeting and policymaking processes. Read More
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Using Evidence When Supporting Community-Based Organizations

A brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative focuses on how governments can use evidence and data to support community-based organizations that are proven to be effective. Read More
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Video: Results First Testifies on Evidence-Based Policymaking

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative team testified at a hearing of the federal Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Read More