The federal death chamber at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, as seen in April 1995.
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The most commonly used justification for capital punishment is not actually supported by evidence.
Thuli Madonsela, professor of law and former Public Protector of South Africa.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
Everyone wants a slice of the pie.
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Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
What makes us comply with the rules? Behavioural economics holds some clues for how to enforce coronavirus measures.
Hiroshima after the US military dropped the atomic bomb on 6 August 1945.
Peace Memorial Museum
Kwame Nkrumah and Ali Mazrui associated nuclear weapons with imperialism and racism, but proposed different approaches to address the problem they present.
Locking down the federal government.
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President Trump’s new executive order on cybersecurity signals some significant new federal cybersecurity efforts.
Can we reduce the likelihood of digital attacks?
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For decades, deterrence has effectively countered the threat of nuclear weapons. Can we achieve similar results against cyber weapons?
The way that the EU dealt with its CETA trade deal with Canada makes it clear to Britain that negotiating a free trade agreement will be very long and difficult.
Standing up for what’s right can come with a cost to the individual – but also a benefit.
It helps society function when people punish selfish acts, even at a personal cost. A new theory suggests third-party punishment also confers some benefits on the punisher.
Juan Melendez – one of 150 innocent people who have been released from death row.
Witness to Innocence
More than 150 people have been released from death rows around the US after having their wrongful convictions overturned. Most continue to face social stigma and unemployment.
The government is using a graphic novel depicting an asylum seeker’s failed journey to Australia as its latest method of deterrence against boat arrivals.
The immigration department has added new contemporary imagery to the growing list of iconic works that surround the vexed issue of asylum seekers. Most Australians can already vividly recall media of the…