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Understanding Neuroscience and the Law

A brief published by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience provides an overview of “neurolaw” – the intersection between law and neuroscience. The brief summarizes opportunities and limitations in this new field as neuroscientific ... Read More
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Victims and the Movement to Reduce Incarceration

A roundtable, held as part of MacArthur’s Safety and Justice Challenge, brought together victim advocates and jail reduction proponents to discuss strategies for ensuring survivors of crime are heard in the context of justice reform. Read More
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Justice Department to Stop Using Private Prisons Following Mother Jones Investigation

The investigation of private prisons in Louisiana found serious deficiencies in staffing and security, and a higher rate of violence was occurring than the prison was reporting. Read More
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Making Nuclear Risk a Salient Social Issue

A study by the FrameWorks Institute details several recommendations for more effectively engaging the public and involving influencers in public discourse about the risk posed by nuclear weapons and materials. Read More
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ProPublica Project to Help Newsrooms Cover Voting Issues on Election Day

Electionland will monitor data from social media and other sources to highlight potential voting irregularities or ballot access issues that might arise during the 2016 election and help journalists across the country cover problems in real ... Read More
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Assessing the Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Immigration

This MacArthur-supported report assesses the economic and demographic trends of U.S. immigration over the past 20 years, its impact on the labor market and wages of native-born workers, and its fiscal impact at the national ... Read More