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The Silent Threat to Justice

Stress is an occupational hazard for lawyers, driving some to alcoholism and substance abuse. But when public defenders succumb, it can also affect the right of the poorest individuals to a fair trial, a Crime Report investigation finds.

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Incarcerated Depression

The development of mood-related disorders, such as depression, in prison can have costly effects on an inmate's fate after release, a new study argues. Researchers for the study, which is published in this month's Journal of Health and Social Behavior, used data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication to examine the link between psychiatric disorders and incarceration. While many common psychiatric disorders found among inmates and former inmates were developed in childhood, researchers noted a prevalence of mood disorders developed […]