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6 Simple Reasons Criminologists Should Resist Trump

January 29, 2017 by

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It is our moral obligation as professionals to advance the cause of justice.

CrimeDime July 2012 Roundup

July 31, 2012 by

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Ah, July. That time of year thou mayst in me behold dripping sweat, vacation zen, and glacially chilled iced tea. It’s when we ponder the legality of lemonade stands, and wonder if we can send the cops after those kids whose grimy hands may have given us dysentery. It’s also when we fire up the […]

Joan Petersilia’s 5 Reason’s Prison Reduction Can Work

July 19, 2012 by

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At the recent NIJ conference, Joan Petersilia served as the keynote speaker. Petersilia’s work is well known throughout the field, and her long experience as a criminologist makes her uniquely suited to comment on the issue of reducing incarceration. Petersilia, who was given free reign in her discussion topic, contextualized the current move to reduce […]

Names in Criminology: Robert Agnew

July 12, 2012 by

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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 […]

How Common is Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities?

July 5, 2012 by

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A 2005 article that appeared in The Criminologist was titled, “It ain’t happening here: Working to understand prison rape.” Although I had spent some time working in correctional facilities at that point, I still labored under the popular myth that sexual assaults in prison were absolutely ubiquitous. Kreinert and Fleisher’s article taught me otherwise, and […]

CrimeDime May 2012 Roundup

May 31, 2012 by

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You might have celebrated Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You – get it? get it?), Towel Day, or Geek Pride Day. Or maybe you just geeked out on CrimeDime. We hope you did, but in case you missed something, here’s what happened on CrimeDime in May. Victimization was the major theme of […]

An Interview with Bonnie Fisher and Bob Jerin About the New Division of Victimology at the American Society of Criminology

May 29, 2012 by

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The American Society of Criminology (ASC) was established in 1941. Why has it taken 71 years to establish a Division of Victimology? Probably because it has taken hundreds of years for society and particularly individuals involved in the criminal justice/criminology fields to recognize how important crime victims and services for them are when studying crime.