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CrimeDime June 2012 Roundup

June 29, 2012 by

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Ah, June. It is the half-way point in our calendar year, the midway benchmark that reminds us that we gave up on most of our New Year’s resolutions by the end of March and started seven new terrible habits by the end of April. June is sunshine and happiness, rainbows arching over unicorns who dance […]

Full Faith and Credit: Orders of Protection Across State Lines

June 27, 2012 by

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Many crime victims, especially those who have been abused, stalked, or sexually assaulted, seek restraining orders. These orders are sometimes difficult to obtain, but may be easier to get than, say, a criminal conviction. But what happens when the victim crosses state lines? Does the order still hold up? In most cases, yes. If that […]

White House 1 is 2 Many Campaign Misses the Mark

June 26, 2012 by

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Start by watching the video. I want to love this video. I want to love it because it’s a campaign against domestic violence that targets men. And we can’t truly address the problem of domestic violence without men. Men are half of our population. Men are brothers, sisters, friends, lovers, husbands, and fathers of women […]

What Does Internet Safety Month Mean?

June 25, 2012 by

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June is Internet Safety Month, but I have to confess, this is a public awareness campaign with a pretty scattered message. ┬áThe internet, which I once surfed and played on using ftp, gopher, y-talk, and pine, is now a behemoth. It has so many parts and is used in so many different ways, that trying […]

Darnell Hawkins’ and a Research Agenda for Ethnicity Studies and Crime

June 22, 2012 by

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Darnell Hawkins spoke at the National Institute of Justice Annual Conference held this week. On a panel titled “The Relationships Between Neighborhoods, Race and Crime,” Hawkins discussed his perspective on the study of race and crime as a an academic with a long and respected career. While he described himself self-deprecatingly as “grumpy” about our […]

Lessons Learned from Abuse of Bus Monitor Karen Klein

June 21, 2012 by

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Karen Klein, an older bus monitor in Greece, New York, is shown in this ten minute video being verbally abused by a group of middle school students. The footage is disturbing and upsetting. In response, a fundraising effort on indiegogo to give Klein a vacation has brought in over $134,000 and the numbers keep going […]