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In January 2010, University of North Dakota student Caleb Warner was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student. Using a preponderance-of-the-evidence standard, a UND tribunal found Warner guilty of sexual misconduct and swiftly expelled him. Yet the police, presented with the same evidence, never arrested or charged Mr. Warner.
Many people think that if [there is activity] in the brain, whatever behavior flows from it is involuntary. Sometimes that is the case, but you cannot draw that inference just from looking at a brain scan.
The June 3 Maryland v. King Supreme Court ruling that police can take DNA samples from people who are arrested for serious crimes is still echoing in the chambers of law and public policy.
It is hard to disagree with those who are demanding stronger gun-control laws and better mental-health oversight of unstable people. But how workable are such measures — and how effective? And are we asking the right questions?
The U.S. could choose to follow the lead of the United Kingdom, where all arrestees suspected of serious offenses are included in a DNA database. New research shows the approach would save 415 lives per year.
Does the United States really have a sexual violence rate that is comparable to the Congo? In a Washington Post piece, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) resident scholar Christina Hoff Sommers explains how a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study is fundamentally flawed, and an example of careless advocacy research with bad consequences
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a study suggesting that rates of sexual violence in the United States are comparable to those in the war-stricken Congo. How is that possible?