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6 Simple Reasons Criminologists Should Resist Trump

January 29, 2017 by

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It is our moral obligation as professionals to advance the cause of justice.

Oooh Baby Baby It’s a Mean World: Revisiting the War Between Media Effects & Meanings

July 25, 2012 by

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In my last post, I focused on the interconnections between crime coverage in news media and the media literacy skills that audience members should possess. I did so by interrogating some of the findings presented in an infographic compiled by Infobia, which were made available on this blog by CrimeDime. In that post, I focused my attention on the […]

Why Everyone is Reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

July 24, 2012 by

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Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, has been a phenomenal success in a way that few academic works ever achieve. It has had a steady presence on the arbiter of successful books – the New York Times bestseller list. Why is it so popular? Because it tells the […]

Joan Petersilia’s 5 Reason’s Prison Reduction Can Work

July 19, 2012 by

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At the recent NIJ conference, Joan Petersilia served as the keynote speaker. Petersilia’s work is well known throughout the field, and her long experience as a criminologist makes her uniquely suited to comment on the issue of reducing incarceration. Petersilia, who was given free reign in her discussion topic, contextualized the current move to reduce […]

Guest Post: Child Abuse in the Name of God

July 18, 2012 by

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guest post by Warren J. Blumenfeld Editor’s Note: This piece is printed with permission. We provided the images and links.  “You’ve got to be taught To hate and fear, You’ve got to be taught From year to year, It’s got to be drummed In your dear little ear You’ve got to be carefully taught. You’ve […]

Names in Criminology: Robert Agnew

July 12, 2012 by

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Whenever you don’t know what to do with your spare time, you know you find yourself searching for big name criminologists on YouTube. No? Just me? Well, okay then. I’ll help out. Here’s a quick vid of Robert Agnew talking about his background, career, and work on general strain theory. Feel free to post your […]

Crime, News, And Media Literacy

July 11, 2012 by

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Back on April 12, CrimeDime shared an infographic from Infobia. In that post CrimeDime noted that, “The relationship between crime and the media has never been great — and by ‘never been great’ what we really mean is news reporting about crime wildly misrepresents actual crime.” In this post, I’d like to explore this claim in a bit more […]