Daniel Bier is a senior editor at Freethink. His beat covers science, statistics, and criminal justice.
His work has been cited in the Washington Post, Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law, and the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, among others, and also appeared in the Domestic Surveillance edition of the Current Controversies textbook series in 2016.
Before Freethink, he worked as an editor at the Institute for Humane Studies and The Freeman magazine.
Recent Work by Author
Much has evolved since the earliest predictions about COVID-19. Here's how the data is updating our view on the coronavirus.
Your guide to understanding the confusing and contradictory coronavirus fatality rates.
Gangs are a major cause of violence and organized crime. Here’s why countries should think twice before trying to smash them.
Humanity is locked in an arms race with diseases: we update our vaccines, and diseases evolve new ways to try to sneak past them. Cutting-edge research is exploring how to stimulate immunity without using vaccines, using the new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.
The package is simple and dirt-cheap—a plastic bag with a condom, a syringe, a rubber tube, and a card with instructions—but it can mean the difference between a mother living and dying.
A shocking amount of scientific studies can’t be reproduced. Do we need to change the culture of science?
CBT is a promising way to reduce violence, so why has it been so hard to scale?
Her organization is bringing together a new generation of prosecutors with a shared vision of fair, compassionate, and responsible criminal justice reform.
American cities are safer than they used to be, but they’re still quite violent, and many economists think they’re under-policed. More police could help reduce crime, but only if people trust them to do a good job.