Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Muslims make up 9% of France's population and half of all its prisoners – many convicted on drug charges. But social justice isn't part of the country's growing debate on legalization.
Singapore claims to have nearly eliminated drug use and crime thanks to capital punishment - but the data tells a very different story.
West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan said his state has the "worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country". We asked the experts to check the evidence.
Our panel of experts examines whether immigration leads to more crime using data from across 200 metropolitan areas and 20 years of research.
South Africa has stubbornly high rates of violent crime. More concerning, though, is that the latest crime stats suggest the recent increase in murders is not slowing - it may even continue.
Why does suburban drug dealing tend to skirt the rampant violence of inner-city drug dealing?
Should cyberbullies be isolated and shamed? Or should they be helped ? Victims of cyberbullying could take to being cyberbullies themselves.