Thom Brooks (Durham): The Right to Be Punished: A Defense. Hamish Clift reviews Punishment by Thom Brooks. Do murderers deserve to have sex behind bars? Jeffrey Hartinger on a look at the evolution of conjugal visits. Smart on crime: Mark A.R. Kleiman on how being tough on criminals hasn’t worked, but neither has being lenient — here’s how to prevent and punish crime the right way. Eli Lehrer on the party of prison reform: Conservatives lead the way. Dylan Matthews on lead abatement, alcohol taxes and 10 other ways to reduce the crime rate without annoying the NRA. In a surveillance society, do prisons need walls? Mary Mitchell on the making of the "other" Chicago: The pandemic of violence on the city's streets is the legacy of decades of failed social policies. The criminal mind: Advances in genetics and neuroscience are revolutionizing our understanding of violent behavior — as well as ideas about how to prevent and punish crime. Is criminality genetic? Brian Palmer investigates.

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