Crime

Gun Violence And The Debate Over Gun Control Legislation

September 17, 2013

The Washington Navy Yard shootings underscore ongoing concerns about gun violence. The debate over gun control legislation nationwide.

Friday News Roundup - International

September 13, 2013

The U.S. and Russia work on a deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons. A satellite image suggests North Korea is restarting a plutonium reactor. And an Indian judge sentenced four men to death for raping and killing a student. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Matt Apuzzo And Adam Goldman: "Enemies Within"

September 11, 2013

Since 9/11, Americans have been engaged in a debate about the extent to which privacy must be given up to make the nation safer. The authors argue that many of our counterterrorism measures are more invasive than we realize and are not effective.

Judith Flanders: "The Invention Of Murder"

Judith Flanders: "The Invention Of Murder"

August 26, 2013

Author Judith Flanders joins guest host Frank Sesno to talk about the evolution of the real -- and fictional -- crime story.

New Details On The Scope Of NSA Surveillance

August 22, 2013

The National Security Agency's surveillance network can tap into about 75 percent of all U.S. Internet traffic. New details on how the program operates and its reach into the communications of ordinary Americans.

The Latest In The Debate Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

The Latest In The Debate Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

August 8, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder says harsh punishment for drug crimes is devastating to communities of color. Now, he’s calling for reforms. Diane and her guests look at the debate over mandatory minimum sentencing.

The Changing Suburbs

The Changing Suburbs

August 7, 2013

For decades, the suburbs were seen as ideal communities for middle and upper class families looking for good schools and safe communities. But now, suburbia is home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country.

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

New Efforts To Prevent Domestic Homicide

August 1, 2013

Police and domestic violence organizations are trying a new approach to curb domestic homicide. Law enforcement, the courts and victim advocates are starting to work together to prevent murders by predicting when they might happen by using a checklist of high-risk factors.

Prosecuting Military Sexual Assault Cases

July 17, 2013

A proposal in Congress to create a new system for prosecuting military sexual assault crimes is gaining ground. Efforts to remove the chain of command from sexual assault cases.

How The FBI And Police Are Using Facial Recognition Systems

June 18, 2013

Twenty-six states allow police to search photo ID databases for criminals, victims and witnesses. How advances in facial recognition are transforming law enforcement and raising privacy concerns.

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