Leon Neyfakh
Leon Neyfakh

Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer.

Crime
Feb. 26 2015 4:25 PMLet’s Make a DealA startup helps stores like Bloomingdale’s and Whole Foods give suspected shoplifters a choice: Pay $320, or we’ll call the cops.
Crime
Feb. 23 2015 6:14 PMHow to Go to JailThe surprisingly robust genre of prison survival guides.
Crime
Feb. 17 2015 10:51 AMDoes Decriminalization Work?Or does replacing jail time with fines just mean more people get punished?
Crime
Feb. 13 2015 11:43 AMThe Bad Cop DatabaseA radical new idea for keeping tabs on police misconduct.
Crime
Feb. 10 2015 7:06 PMEight Foods That Cops Have Mistaken for DrugsIs that crystal meth—or a Jolly Rancher?
Crime
Feb. 5 2015 4:03 PMFalse CertaintyWhy did the pathologist in the Purvi Patel feticide case use the discredited “lung float test” to show her fetus was born alive?
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Jan. 29 2015 1:04 PMListen to Our January Music RoundupBeat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Crime
Jan. 23 2015 5:46 PMWho Stole Your Identity?Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says today’s cybercriminal is yesterday’s chain-snatching street hustler.
Crime
Jan. 16 2015 7:36 PMHelicopters Don’t Pay for ThemselvesWhy Eric Holder’s civil forfeiture decision won’t stop civil forfeiture abuse.
Crime
Jan. 13 2015 4:34 PMBill de Blasio’s Bad BetHe thought a more diverse NYPD would support a liberal mayor. Here’s why it didn’t.
Food
Sept. 4 2012 6:15 PMThe Best Pepperidge Farm Cookie for Every Occasion
Crime
Feb. 25 2015 8:44 PMHow to Stop Overzealous ProsecutorsMake them answer for the cost of incarceration.
Crime
Feb. 19 2015 8:07 PMA Koch and a SmileConservatives and liberals have joined forces to advance criminal justice reform. Can they really work together?
Behind the Scenes
Feb. 13 2015 2:37 PMSlate Remembers David CarrThe Times media reporter had an outsize influence in the lives and careers of many Slate staffers.
Crime
Feb. 13 2015 11:39 AMDavid Carr’s First Big ScoopThe writer’s brio, bravery, and good humor are all there, right from the beginning.
Crime
Feb. 6 2015 6:30 PMWhy Are So Many Americans in Prison?A provocative new theory.
Crime
Feb. 3 2015 1:33 PMEric Garner. Michael Brown. Bobby Shmurda.The lawyer for the rapper accused of violent crimes believes his client is a victim of racial injustice. Does he have a point?
Crime
Jan. 28 2015 5:43 PMThrow the Book at ThemShould prisons offer degree-granting courses to convicted felons? An influential conservative voice says yes.
Crime
Jan. 22 2015 12:14 PMThe Magic QuestionJudges trust jurors to assess their own biases. That might not be such a good idea.
Crime
Jan. 14 2015 7:32 PMThe HoleThe psychological effects of solitary confinement, and the evolving fight to eliminate it.
The Completist
Sept. 5 2012 2:18 AMI Ate Every Variety of Pepperidge Farm CookieWhat I learned about baked goods—and the human condition—from the Milano, the Verona, the Geneva …
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Television
March 2 2015 1:10 AM The Walking Dead Podcast Listen to an early release of Slate's recap of Episode 12, "Remember."