The U.S. is the world leader in incarceration rates, spending $80 billion a year to imprison 2 million people. But despite these practices aiming to help Americans feel safer, a new Penn State study suggests […]
A new study by J-PAL affiliate Sandip Sukhtankar (University of Virginia) and coauthors Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner (University of Virginia) and Akshay Mangla (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) found that establishing specialized help desks for women […]
Young people across Canada have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.This article was originally published on this website.
Some juror decisions are influenced by perceptions of the prevalence of crimes which can be incorrect or biased, a new study shows.This article was originally published on this website.
Anger and a lack of trust in traditional political institutions—rather than fear—are the key drivers of support for radical right and anti-immigration political movements in Europe, according to a new study published in Social Science […]
A new academic article, published in Frontiers in Political Science, analyzes how the Settlement Act is applied in Sweden’s municipalities. Housing is an important prerequisite for the socioeconomic integration of refugees. The Settlement Act was […]
One evening in early June, a week after 19 students and two teachers were shot and killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, extremism researcher Kesa White started seeing media reports of another mass […]
Conspiracy theories have been around for centuries, from witch trials and antisemitic campaigns to beliefs that Freemasons were trying to topple European monarchies. In the mid-20th century, historian Richard Hofstadter described a “paranoid style” that […]
As of late May, in the three months since Russia invaded Ukraine, 6.8 million refugees had fled the war into other countries. The majority, some 3.6 million people, headed to Poland, while another million went […]
When 5.3 million Ukrainians entered the EU between February and June 2022, alongside life-saving emergency assistance came similarly crucial support: the right to stay and work in the EU for up to three years. This […]