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People demonstrate in Cincinnati on July 31, 2015 after a candlelight vigil for Samuel DuBose, who was killed during a traffic stop in July. (Photo: The Cincinnati Enquirer)
People demonstrate in Cincinnati on July 31, 2015, after a vigil for Samuel DuBose, who was killed during a traffic stop. (Photo: The Cincinnati Enquirer)

Letting data drive police changes
Stanford researchers are creating a database with information about 100 million traffic stops.

‘Smart guns’ show promise but face hurdles
The Obama administration is committed to advancing research into technology to make guns safer.

Pay high-risk individuals to avoid crime
Washington, D.C., City Council has approved a bill that would offer certain residents a stipend for not breaking the law.

Obama limits use of solitary confinement
President Obama is banning solitary confinement in federal prisons for juveniles and low-level infractions. The reforms will enable the criminal justice system to better reflect the American belief in second chances, he says.

Elite interrogation unit gives cops alternatives
Some local law enforcement agencies are trading adversarial interrogation techniques for conversational interviews to gather information from subjects.