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Guest Post: Child Abuse in the Name of God

July 18, 2012 by


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 […]

Who Knows When Kids are Victimized? Schools Do

May 1, 2012 by


The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP) just released a bulletin titled “Child and Youth Victimization Known to Police, School, and Medical Authorities.” Perhaps the most interesting finding is the size of the discrepancy between schools and police knowing about child victimizations. In general, school officials knew about victimization episodes considerably more often (42 […]

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 […]

Rethinking Children and Crime: Children’s Exposure to Violence

March 4, 2012 by


While it’s easy to see children as victims of crime when they are abused, neglected, assaulted, or stolen from, we haven’t always thought of exposure to violence as a type of criminal victimization. Fortunately, the field is increasingly recognizing that vicarious trauma matters. Exposure to violence matters to all of us, and as professionals, we […]

Douglas Kennedy Just Learned an Important Lesson: Parenthood Means Greater Social Control

February 26, 2012 by


There are plenty of ways to get into trouble with the law, and while parenthood is generally associated with desistance from crime, it does open up new avenues for social control. Douglas Kennedy (yes, one of those Kennedys) reportedly ended up in an altercation with nurses over his newborn infant, and whether he was allowed to […]