Browsing All posts tagged under »DOJ«

6 Simple Reasons Criminologists Should Resist Trump

January 29, 2017 by


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

How Muffingate Hurts Your Community

July 23, 2012 by


Conspicuously absent from all of the Muffingate coverage was a basic understanding of how hotel conference costs work. Hotels negotiate Package deals that typically include room blocks, catering, and meeting room space. Paying for these features a la carte is just not done. So when Laurie Robinson handed down the food and beverage prohibition, agencies […]

The Stupid Scandal That Won’t Die: Muffingate

July 16, 2012 by


When the story broke it had all the ingredients of a scrumptious scandal inside the beltway. An accounting and auditing report found that the Department of Justice had paid sixteen dollars,each, for muffins provided at a conference. What kind of muffins can you get for sixteen bucks, wondered reporters, bloggers, and pundits. It was just […]

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 […]