Trump Wants to Get Tough on Crime. Victims Don’t Agree.

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS August 11, 2017 Sending more people to prison, deporting illegal immigrants, cracking down on marijuana use — those are some of the things the Trump administration has said will make America safer. But what do crime victims think...

Fatal Police Shooting of Seattle Woman Raises Mental Health Questions

Officers killed Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old with a history of mental illness who was clutching a knife, the authorities said. Her family said there was no reason to shoot.

Dostoyevsky, NPR and Mass Murder: Files Shed Light on Dylann Roof

By KEVIN SACK May 31, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — In early January, after a series of closed-court hearings, a federal judge in Charleston allowed Dylann S. Roof to represent himself as prosecutors sought his execution for a murderous 2015 rampage at a...

Retro Report: The Quest for a Psychiatric Cure

April 16, 2017 Retro Report By CLYDE HABERMAN In America’s most storied political family, Rosemary Kennedy was the first in her generation to die of natural causes. Before then, a brother had been killed in war, a sister in a plane crash and two other brothers...