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Devah Pager.

Mourning Devah Pager

Sociologist, an academic 'force of nature,' remembered for her trailblazing scholarship, extraordinary mentorship



Danielle Allen talks about her latest book, “Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.,” a memoir of her cousin’s short, troubled life.

How Michael slipped away

In a family memoir, Danielle Allen re-creates the decline and death of her talented, beloved cousin, and some reasons for it



"The correlation between under-education and criminal involvement is such that we can’t ignore it," said Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., a clinical professor of law and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School.

Punitive damages

Q&A on the economic and social costs of rising U.S. incarcerations, despite dipping crime rates