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Douglas Starr
Professor of Journalism, Boston University

Douglas Starr is co-director of the Center for Science and Medical Journalism at Boston University. His latest book is The Killer of Little Shepherds (2010). See more at www.douglasstarr.com

Written by Douglas Starr

Essay/
Neurodiversity
The inheritance of crime

Eugenic ideas about criminal genes have been repudiated for decades, but a new biological approach to crime is emerging

Douglas Starr

Essay/
Knowledge
Framed by forensics

Junky, out-of-date science fuels jury errors and tragic miscarriages of justice. How can we throw it out of court?

Douglas Starr