criminal justice

Larry Nassar's Crimes

Larry Nassar was convicted for decades of serial sexual abuse. Here's what his crimes tell us about how society sees women and girls

How the "CSI Effect" Could Solve the Case of Missing Women in STEM

Forensics is a rare area of science that needs no help recruiting more women into its ranks. Although some people seem surprised that young women would be attracted to such a potentially grisly profession that involves analyzing blood 'n' guts via forensic toxicology, forensic chemistry, crime scene analysis and so forth, they now comprise an overwhelming majority of those in classrooms and crime labs. And the reasons behind the exponential growth of women in forensics both exemplifies how to attract more girls and women to STEM careers and reflects the challenges of retaining female science talent to top-tier academic programs, labs and leadership positions...