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Bath Salts, Zombie Crime, and Deadly Drug Policy

June 12, 2012 by


By now, anyone who watches television, reads a newspaper, or even just follows internet memes has heard about the recent attack on a homeless man in Miami. But, just in case you were sheltering in your living-dead apocalypse bunker, let me recap: a man high on “bath salts” attacked a homeless man. The attacker, naked, […]

Zeddie Little Dabbles in Criminology

May 3, 2012 by


CrimeDime loves a good meme as much as anyone else.  We wondered what Zeddie Little might have to offer the criminal justice field…. Yes. This.

Sky High Marijuana Numbers

April 20, 2012 by


In the last several years, we’ve seen many states pass medical marijuana legislation, the growth of support for legalizing marijuana, and a whole lotta money wasted on marijuana arrests.  The following graphs are created from 2010 FBI UCR arrest data (the most recent available), except where noted. There were an estimated 13.1 million arrests in […]

Cops Return the $12,000 They Stole From a Struggling Restaurant Server

April 11, 2012 by


Stacy Knutson has reportedly worked for a small salary and tips at the Fryn’ Pan restaurant in Moorhead, Minnesota, for eighteen years. Eighteen years is an awfully long time. And waiting tables generates an awfully small income to help support a family of seven, including her husband and five children. Despite all this, Knutson is […]

Pat Robertson and Bong Hits 4 Jesus

March 28, 2012 by


Pat Robertson supports legalization of marijuana. While public support for legalizing marijuana in this country has been growing for several years now, Pat Robertson just wasn’t on my list of potential legalization advocates, ya know? But there he is, speaking to the New York Times, no less, stating his opinions in unequivocal terms. Robertson points […]

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 […]

Who to Arrest in Prescription Drug Abuse? Maybe Doctors

March 6, 2012 by


Prescription drug abuse is the hidden side of substance abuse. Because the drugs are legally available, serve a legitimate purpose for the right patient, and safe usage guidelines are generally known, it’s easy to forget that they can be abused. Too, access to these drugs is easiest for the middle and upper classes, whites, the […]