The Depravity Standard


A new Web site and research initative that is working towards standardizing the concept of “evil” in our nation’s justice system has recently launched. The site,, asks for public participation to rate “heinous” crimes. These ratings will be used to weight the research scale and create a national guideline for the American justice system.

Noted forensic psychiatrist Michael Mark Welner M.D., an associate professor at NYU School of Medicine, directs the project.

Access the Depravity Standard here.

Use the Crime Report for more information on violent crimes.

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