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Sky High Marijuana Numbers

April 20, 2012 by


In the last several years, we’ve seen many states pass medical marijuana legislation, the growth of support for legalizing marijuana, and a whole lotta money wasted on marijuana arrests.  The following graphs are created from 2010 FBI UCR arrest data (the most recent available), except where noted. There were an estimated 13.1 million arrests in […]

Cops Return the $12,000 They Stole From a Struggling Restaurant Server

April 11, 2012 by


Stacy Knutson has reportedly worked for a small salary and tips at the Fryn’ Pan restaurant in Moorhead, Minnesota, for eighteen years. Eighteen years is an awfully long time. And waiting tables generates an awfully small income to help support a family of seven, including her husband and five children. Despite all this, Knutson is […]

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 […]

Pat Robertson and Bong Hits 4 Jesus

March 28, 2012 by


Pat Robertson supports legalization of marijuana. While public support for legalizing marijuana in this country has been growing for several years now, Pat Robertson just wasn’t on my list of potential legalization advocates, ya know? But there he is, speaking to the New York Times, no less, stating his opinions in unequivocal terms. Robertson points […]

Who to Arrest in Prescription Drug Abuse? Maybe Doctors

March 6, 2012 by


Prescription drug abuse is the hidden side of substance abuse. Because the drugs are legally available, serve a legitimate purpose for the right patient, and safe usage guidelines are generally known, it’s easy to forget that they can be abused. Too, access to these drugs is easiest for the middle and upper classes, whites, the […]