Just like police officers should resemble the neighborhoods they patrol, it's critical that decision makers in the criminal justice system reflect the populations they serve.
In 1979, Ricky Olds watched his friend kill a man, then himself got sentenced to life in prison. More than three decades later, the Supreme Court has given him a shot at freedom.
"The first step toward leaving that world was writing a book about it and putting my face on the cover."
To get some insight into the world of deceit, we talked to people who have to lie like it's their job.
Hamilton Morris travels to New Zealand to meet musician and activist Matt Bowden, who's been fighting for drug reform in the country.
A law professor explains the sometimes tricky rules that govern when a police officer using lethal force is technically justified under the law.
Sorry horny teenagers, PornHub could be off limits for you until you're old enough to get a credit card.
The 5-3 decision provides a clearer definition of what an "undue burden" on a woman seeking a legal abortion is and could affect legislation nation-wide.
If you win big, you'll want to shut down your Facebook, hire a financial planner, and get ready for your life to change.
In a monumental decision, an Oregon judge said an army vet could be exactly who they want to be.
Many states have expungement programs to clear your name, but some charge $500 or more.
An interview with the man who owned the UK's biggest legal high wholesale business.
VICE looks into Toronto's Dixon City Bloods to find out if the group is a media fabrication, a violent menace, or something in-between.
We meet the outspoken advocates for New York's medical marijuana program urging lawmakers to improve the system's restrictions and provide better coverage for patients.
We find out how one mom is getting around New York's medical marijuana restrictions to get the strong dose of cannabis oil she needs to help treat her daughter's severe epilepsy.
Are attitudes about sexual assault uniquely heinous in this prairie state, or was it just a mistake?
Federal law is very protective of gun manufacturers, but a recent ruling in the lawsuit brought by Sandy Hook families offers some hope for people convinced too many scary guns is why mass shootings are a fact of life.
Injunctions are being widely misused to cover up the indiscretions of famous people and it's about time we put an end to it.
We asked an imam if saying "I divorce you" three times as a way to end a marriage, known as a "triple talaq" in certain sects of Islam, is actually a thing.
After serving a prison sentence for armed robbery, Jason Coghlan founded a law firm in Marbella that offers legal assistance to Brits at the mercy of Spain's justice system.
Members of Thailand's Empower organization want the sex trade industry to be treated just like any other profession.
As the saga possibly comes to an end, we spoke to Melbourne University's Jerry Koliha who taught Assange mathematics back in 2006.
We talked to New York ethics attorney Nicole Hyland about why she started a blog dissecting the conduct of everyone's favorite fictional defense lawyer.
A grand jury in Texas cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing related to the disposal of fetal tissue, and instead indicted the organization's undercover accusers.