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CrimeDime March 2012 Roundup

March 31, 2012 by


We had a lot to say in March, covering everything from Dexter to Trayvon Martin. ┬áIn 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 […]

What Grows In Bad Neighborhoods?

March 22, 2012 by


I grew up in a diverse working class inner city neighborhood, two blocks from the elevated train (the el) in one direction and two blocks from a low-income housing development (the projects) in another. Ever since I left home, people I’ve met have been quick to inform me that I come from a ‘bad neighborhood.’ […]

Where Does Your Hope Come From?

March 19, 2012 by


This is a question I often ask participants to consider at the close of trainings on crime victimization. It’s an ongoing discussion I’m having with practitioners, such as police officers, advocates, prosecutors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, and others. More than a few times someone has burst out either with tears or a tirade to exclaim that […]