Probing Question: Is the death penalty on the decline in America?

In November, the Commonwealth of Virginia executed John A. Muhammad, the infamous “D.C. sniper” responsible for 10 murders seven years earlier. On the eve of his execution, a Washington Post poll found 66 percent of Virginians ...

Former China Mobile exec guilty in bribery case

(AP) -- A former deputy chairman of state-owned China Mobile Ltd., the world's biggest phone company by subscribers, was convicted Friday of taking bribes and sentenced to prison.

Mapping the modern death sentence

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Law have collaborated on a new website that uses a data-driven, interactive map to illustrate the rapid decline of the issuance of the death sentence in the United States ...

Are death row cases plagued with racial bias?

Defendants charged with murder in North Carolina from 1990 to 2009 were more than twice as likely to receive the death penalty if the victims were white, Michigan State University researchers have found.

Knowledge gap undermines position of foreign women in UK custody

Researchers from the Institute of Criminology reveal that many women trafficked into the UK who commit crime under duress are imprisoned without support or protection, and call for improved ways to identify the victims among ...

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