Browsing All Posts filed under »Women and Crime«

I Have a (Woman) I’m Very Protective Of: What Can Men do to Stop Rape?

April 25, 2012 by


“I have a  Sister. Mother. Aunt. Wife. Cousin. Daughter. Girlfriend. Grandmother. Friend. Coach. Teacher. Neighbor.  and I’m very protective of her.” How many times have you heard a man say this sentence? And isn’t the context of the conversation usually intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or violence against women in general? Men say this to […]

Earth Day’s Criminal Roots: Ira Einhorn

April 23, 2012 by


While today’s Earth Day celebrations might draw attention to the relatively new idea of environmental crime, the Day’s roots are inextricably linked with a domestic homicide in the 1970s. Contemporary organizers of Earth Day celebrations distance themselves as much as possible from Ira Einhorn, disavowing even a hint of a past relationship with him.  Regardless […]

Interview: Uncovered Artistry Supports Survivor Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

April 17, 2012 by


It’s no secret among victim service providers that funding is down and supporting victims of domestic violence requires ever more creative approaches. Uncovered Artistry offers a unique option that simultaneously provides economic and empowerment support to survivors of intimate partner violence. We interviewed Sarah and Angie to learn more about their work. CD: How did you […]

Restaurant Misses the Point with Rihanna and Chris Black and Bleu Burger Debacle

April 9, 2012 by


A restaurant in Watkinsville, Georgia recently added a completely tasteless item to their menu: a “black and bleu” burger  inspired by Chris Brown‘s violence against Rihanna. While this is a mistake that most people would never make, this particular restaurant was not only dumb enough to do it in the first place, but to continue […]

Hollaback! Has an App to Encourage Bystander Intervention in Street Harassment

April 4, 2012 by


Hollaback’s website asks a provocative question: “What’s worse than being street harassed? Being street harassed while surrounded by a bunch of strangers who could have done something, but didn’t.” Hollaback! describes itself as “a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology.” To do this, they use an innovative approach that blends 1 part […]

CrimeDime March 2012 Roundup

March 31, 2012 by


We had a lot to say in March, covering everything from Dexter to Trayvon Martin.  In case you missed it, here’s what we wrote about this month. March started with How Others See Me, a whimsical look at the popular meme and what people think criminologists (might) do. This post has been far more popular […]

Geraldo, Trayvon’s Hoodie, and the Rape of Mr. Smith

March 24, 2012 by


Geraldo Rivera‘s comments about hoodies and the death of Trayvon Martin are as odious as they are familiar. Blaming victims is nothing new. Blaming victims for their wardrobe choices is also not new. Here is some of what Rivera said: I am urging the parents of Black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their […]

The Compelling, Tragic, and Profound Twitter Stream of #Ididnotreport

March 18, 2012 by


What is the dark figure of crime? Criminologists often use this term to describe the crimes we don’t know about. These are the crimes that are unreported, not investigated, not known, not punished. While all types of crimes are found in the dark figure of crime, violence against women may be the single most important […]

How to Go to Prison for Stealing Something That’s Free

March 16, 2012 by


Want a prison sentence for stealing something free? It helps if you can describe yourself as follows: Black, poor, homeless, single mom, drug-involved. Oh, and let’s add in another ingredient – you want your child to have a better education. Tanya McDowell’s short journey has taken a strange path from struggling mother, to school services […]

Female Serial Killers Are Not “Lethal Ladies”

March 13, 2012 by


A new article titled “Lethal Ladies: Revisiting What We Know About Female Serial Murders” is in Homicide Studies by Farrell, Keppel, and Titterginton. It’s a good article. And I get the need to draw people in with catchy titles, even in an academic journal. But language matters. My problem with the titling of this article is the […]


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 514 other followers