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CrimeDime’s Fiction Summer Beach Reads

June 15, 2012 by


You might have missed our non-fiction recommendations. Or maybe you didn’t like them. Or maybe you were just completely baffled by our love-a-thon with Tending Weeds. To compensate you for your suffering, you know, in case their was actual damage done by our off-beat humor and love of old 90s tunes, here are our fiction […]

CrimeDime’s Non-Fiction Summer Beach Reads

June 6, 2012 by


It’s time to pull yourself away from the desk, the screens, the calls for service. Summer’s here, and it’s time grab the sunscreen and hit the beach because baby’s in Reno with the vitamin D. Books we ‚̧ Orange Is The New Black by Piper Kerman is an inside look at incarceration in a female […]

Book Spine Poetry: Women and Crime

May 24, 2012 by


Is it possible to create book spine poetry with texts on women and crime? Try this one. We used Rethinking Gender, Crime, and Justice edited by Renzetti, Goodstein, and Miller, followed by Violence Against Women: The Bloody Footprints edited by Bart and Moran. These were followed by The Female Offender by Chesney-Lind and Pasko, Belknap’s […]

How The Hunger Games Can Teach Violence Prevention

May 7, 2012 by


The buzz about The Hunger Games among my colleagues was all centered on the fact that it’s a series in which young people murder young people. (Anyone with dry eyes after Rue is killed has no soul.) While Suzanne Collins, the daughter of a Vietnam vet, has said that she believes preventing war requires exposing […]

Dumbing Up: Writing Forensic Psychology for Dummies

April 27, 2012 by


by David Canter Just out of my BA in psychology, trying to earn a crust by teaching an adult education night class for the WEA in Crewe, I decided I should not use any jargon or unnecessary technical terms. Having prepared enough material for the first five weeks, and faced with an audience old enough […]

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 […]

The Terrible Price of Mass Incarceration

April 5, 2012 by


Have you ever driven a car, blindfolded, at a hundred and fifty miles an hour? It’s a line uttered by the creepy sociopath, Bruno Anthony, in Strangers On A Train, but it might just as well describe American correctional policy since the 1970s. We are out of control, careening down a self-destructive path, ignoring the […]