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Mass Murder Has A Gender

August 7, 2012 by


When the headlines start screaming about gunshots on campus, or a shooter on a rampage, we really don’t need anyone to stop and clarify that it’s a man. Of course it’s a man. It’s always a man. Except that one time, but otherwise, it’s always a man. So you might say that mass murder or […]

The Interrupters

July 26, 2012 by


“Words can get you killed,” explains Ameena. She is one of the violence interrupters who walk through Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. She and the other interrupters walk through a world that is as foreign to middle class America as any passport destination. They cool down arguments, insert themselves into brewing storms. Billed as a documentary […]

Names in Criminology: Robert Agnew

July 12, 2012 by


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


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 […]

Darnell Hawkins’ and a Research Agenda for Ethnicity Studies and Crime

June 22, 2012 by


Darnell Hawkins spoke at the National Institute of Justice Annual Conference held this week. On a panel titled “The Relationships Between Neighborhoods, Race and Crime,” Hawkins discussed his perspective on the study of race and crime as a an academic with a long and respected career. While he described himself self-deprecatingly as “grumpy” about our […]

A Senior Flash Mob for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 19, 2012 by


The terms “flash mob” and “senior” rarely belong in the same sentence, but some seniors and volunteers in Massachusetts staged a flash mob – complete with singing “When I’m 64” at a supermarket to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Video proof below: Elder abuse is a particularly difficult crime to recognize and respond to. […]

4 Reasons Victims Are Testifying in the Sandusky Case

June 14, 2012 by


The news accounts of victim testimony in the Sandusky case are graphic and upsetting. Reports of victims sobbing and breaking down on the stand beg the question: why are victims being required to testify? Here are four reasons that may provide some explanation. They have to. The right to face one’s accuser is a fundamental […]