We often criminalize the things that make us uncomfortable. But if we set our discomfort aside and examined taboo human experiences with curiosity instead of keeping them out of sight and mind in a jail cell, would we become a more compassionate society? Here we explore the concept and ask, is it time to remove the law from behaviors that aren’t inherently wrong?
The Thin Line Between Compassion and Crime: RI physicians navigate an ethical and legal landscape, By Erica Laros
She Works Hard for the Money: Decriminalization and changing public attitudes makes sex work safer for everyone, By Rob Smith
Felonious Bunk: Punishment can’t solve complex social problems and decriminalization might not go far enough, By Christopher Allen
Are We There Yet?: Stakeholders discuss Governor McKee’s legalization plans, By Alex Kithes