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Criminology

  • What Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s Column Omitted About Racist Broken Windows Policing 03 Jun 2019 23:16 Black Star News Former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton still trying to defend bigoted "Broken Windows" policing... On Sunday, former New York City Commissioner Bill Bratton wrote an op-ed expressing frustration that the racially-applied “Broken Windows” policing …
  • Cave heroes win Australians of the Year 25 Jan 2019 18:44 News.com.au Every year, Australia celebrates those who work towards improving our country. Across fields ranging from science to community welfare, those nominated for Australian of the Year have inspired a nation through their achievements. Craig Challen and Richard …
  • Rochester 10 26 Dec 2018 06:45 City Newspaper Who makes Rochester Rochester? The people who are most often in the public eye are the elected officials, corporate leaders, university presidents and researchers, and entertainment figures. But thousands of Rochesterians make equally important …
  • Frances Kellor and the Birth of Multiculturalism 19 Oct 2018 00:55 Q-Notes Online by Victoria A. Brownworth, LGBT History Project Few topics in American politics under President Trump elicit more controversy than immigration. The same was true in early 20th century America when waves of immigrants flooded Ellis Island, causing fears …
  • Same city, different opportunities: Study maps life outcomes for children from Chicago neighborhoods 16 Oct 2018 14:11 Chicago Tribune America is known as the land of opportunity. But new research suggests that the American Dream is much harder to reach for some kids and that wide differences exist even for those who grow up in neighborhoods mere miles apart. Researchers from Harvard …
  • Charlottesville focuses on healing as Unite the Right heads to Washington 13 Aug 2018 16:48 NBCNews Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Residents, protesters and others gathered in this Virginia city on Sunday to mark the anniversary of tumultuous …
  • One year ago, a right-wing march in Charlottesville ended in violence 12 Aug 2018 07:28 euronews Last year's tumultuous clashes in Charlottesville gripped the nation and became a flash point in a renewed discussion about the state of race relations in America. White nationalists and anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed violently, and video …
  • "Feeling Race" and Other Crucial Issues: Join Thousands of Sociologists Aug. 11-14 in Philadelphia 12 Jul 2018 22:59 Newswise Contact: Naomi Paiss, Communications Director, at (202) 247-9859, npaiss@asanet.org, or (202) 440-0875 (cell); Johanna Olexy, Senior Communications Associate, at (202) 247-9873, communications@asanet.org, or (202) 251-6251 (cell). Newswise — July 11, 2018, …
  • Trump Is Still The Same Man Who Wanted The Central Park Five Executed 20 Jun 2018 09:45 Politics Daily Impulsive and emotional reactions are Donald J. Trump’s trademark ― even more so than displaying his name in big gold letters on luxury buildings. These traits helped Trump win the presidential election, and they continue to harm innocent people every day. …
  • Finding Her Voice 16 Nov 2017 08:15 City Weekly Long before she picketed at Weber State University, before she took the LDS Church to court, before a masked gunman threatened her life, before she was shackled by ICE agents and a lifetime before she sang opera to sublimate her anxiety, Victoria Sethunya …

Critical Criminology

  • The Handbook of White-Collar Crime 13 Nov 2019 06:31 Wiley Notes on Contributors viii Preface xv Melissa L. Rorie Introduction xviii Melissa L. Rorie Section I What is White‐Collar Crime? 1 1 The “Discovery” of White‐Collar Crime: The Legacy of Edwin Sutherland 3 Aleksandra Jordanoska and Isabel Schoultz 2 White …
  • Youth sexting: Fundamental shift in education approach needed to change culture 11 Nov 2019 13:35 Phys.org Research published in the International Journal on Bullying Prevention finds sex and relationship education around youth sexting needs updating. Rather than focusing purely on risk avoidance and abstinence, the research by Dr. Emily Setty at the University …
  • Re: Caged 10 Nov 2019 11:21 North Coast Journal A small group of reporters was shuffling through the concrete tunnels of Pelican Bay State Prison, following Public Information Officer Chris Acosta like curious goslings. Notebooks and cameras in hand, they peered this way and that, scribbling down little …
  • MMIWG advocate criticizes 'disheartening' decision to pull Winnipeg police from exploited persons task force 10 Nov 2019 05:44 CBC An advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous people is questioning the recent announcement that Winnipeg police will be pulled from a task force assigned to cases involving vulnerable people, in order to focus on the city's recent spate of violent  …
  • Researchers show adverse childhood events contribute to lower self-control among teens 09 Nov 2019 03:04 Coral Gables News Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are known to lead to a number of negative health and behavior outcomes, including delinquent and criminal behavior. A new study has found exposure to adverse childhood experiences is also associated with lower self- …
  • Opinion: NCRST journal breathes new life in scholarly communication in Namibia 08 Nov 2019 07:21 New Era Three years ago, when the National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST) mooted the idea of a multidisciplinary academic journal, some critics never thought that such a proposal would yield any meaningful results. Others said it was a far- …
  • A look at the County Legislature candidates in New Paltz, Gardiner, Rosendale and Highland 03 Nov 2019 12:01 Kingston Times District 10 (Lloyd, Marlborough) It’s poised to be another close election between Mary Beth Maio, the Republican incumbent, and Democratic challenger Russell Gilmore for a seat on the Ulster County Legislature to represent District 10. This legislative …
  • 2 up for Chester supervisor, 3 vie for 2 board seats 02 Nov 2019 20:55 News Enterprise CHESTERTOWN | In the Town of Chester, two candidates are seeking a four-year term as town supervisor and three are looking to fill two town board seats. • Craig Leggett, incumbent. Party lines: Democratic, Conservative, independent Occupation: Resource …
  • Sussex Police accused of ‘critical failings’ in search for Georgina Gharsallah 01 Nov 2019 18:18 Worthing Herald Sussex Police has been accused of ‘critical failings’ in its investigation into the disappearance of Worthing’s Georgina Gharsallah. Investigative reporter Donal MacIntyre has been enlisted by Georgina’s family to examine the case, after the mother-of-two …
  • The history of this land 01 Nov 2019 00:30 Mac Weekly At this year’s International Roundtable (IRT), Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE) co-chair Jennings Mergenthal ’21 presented a sequence of maps detailing the history of the land of what is today Minnesota and the surrounding area. Mergenthal’s …

Crime Theory

  • How California Got Tough On Guns: Your Guide 15 Nov 2019 23:29 LAist A photo released by LAPD shows a cache of over 1,000 firearms seized from a mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 9, 2019. (Courtesy of LAPD) By Ben Christopher | CalMatters THE BACKGROUND The modern American gun debate began on …
  • Books of the year 13 Nov 2019 18:07 New Statesman Bernardine Evaristo A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press) is the fourth poetry collection by Trinidadian-British poet Roger Robinson. It’s also his finest, ranging from the most breath-taking poems about the Grenfell Tower fire to the most exquisitely …
  • Berkeley Law gun violence expert wins criminology’s top award 12 Nov 2019 20:27 UC Berkeley NewsCenter By Gwyneth K. Shaw Professor Franklin Zimring A pioneering scholar in the study of violent crime for half a century, Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring has won the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, the field’s top international honor.  Zimring shares …
  • The demerits of race 08 Nov 2019 00:31 Politics Web Speech to the Economic Association of Namibia, in Windhoek on 7th of November 2019 Policy without race: The benefits of a meritocratic society Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and to the sponsors of this event, in particular the Economic Association of …
  • Why do young people join gangs? Members explain the appeal of risk taking 05 Nov 2019 13:37 Phys.org As the rate of knife crime continues to rise, there have been many attempts to investigate why some young people resort to potentially fatal violence: from problems at home, to a lack of opportunity or simply a desire to fit in. But there's another …
  • The Hard Questions About Young People and Gender Transitions 01 Nov 2019 22:30 New York Photo: Jonathan Kirn/Getty Images Earlier this week, I met a group of women in their early 20s who are not supposed to exist. They’re women who, in their teens, realized that they were actually men, socially transitioned to the other sex, and then …
  • Why Greta Thunberg and her followers shouldn’t stay in school 31 Oct 2019 01:15 The Irish Times The use of social media to access knowledge has contributed to a lack of trust in experts, according to a Dublin-based astrophysicist and philosopher who together are studying what makes experts trustworthy. Social media has been the “big game changer” in …
  • Analysis of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its Impact on Liberia’s Infrastructure Development 25 Oct 2019 00:46 GNN Liberia Josephus Moses Gray | JOSEPHUS MOSES GRAY The global shifts of power from one region to another  mighty profoundly change the practice and context of conducting foreign relation and dealing with new emerging international problems and challenges. History …
  • Germany shooting didn’t come out of nowhere 10 Oct 2019 17:46 Jerusalem Post Flowers and candles are seen outside the synagogue in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting. (photo credit: REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH) British Colonel Richard Kemp summed up German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s …
  • Trolls, conspiracy theorists, hoaxers and Trump have twisted Facebook, YouTube and the news to toxic levels - and it's only getting worse 10 Oct 2019 15:35 Pacific Northwest Inlander click to enlarge Derek Harrison photo illustration It may be getting harder and harder to figure out the truth, but at least this much is clear: It's a good time to be a liar. We've spent three years arguing if fake news swung the 2016 election — …

Black Lives Matter

Gender and Crime

  • Netflix's 2019 Originals: A Complete Guide 21 Oct 2019 17:55 Gaston Gazette 2019 has been a bountiful year for Netflix originals already, but the streaming service isn't done putting out new shows, movies, and documentaries yet. The last few months of the year will see quite a few buzzy films finally hit wide release online, …
  • You Know Her Story, Now Learn Her Name 09 Oct 2019 17:52 Candor You don’t know me; however, you’ve been inside me. In newspapers, my title was ‘unconscious, intoxicated lady.’ Ten syllables and nothing greater than that. For a while, I believed that that was all I was. I had to force myself to relearn my real name, my …
  • Sadly, when it comes to sexual abuse, predators don’t discriminate 24 Sep 2019 14:05 The Express Tribune Pakistani civil society activists take part in a protest after a child was raped and murdered.PHOTO:AFP. Earlier this month, I wrote about a case of rape against a minor in Kasur and at the end, I wrote with quite some conviction that I would be writing …
  • Unbelievable: The true story behind Netflix's new acclaimed drama 23 Sep 2019 11:17 Independent Note: This story contains plot details from Netflix’s Unbelievable, which is based on a true story In the first episode of Netflix’s Unbelievable, an 18-year-old Washington state woman reports her rape, only to face suspicion from the very detectives who …
  • Africa'second revolution whose time has come: Breaking-away from oppressive partisan poverty politics 05 Sep 2019 22:04 Bulawayo 24 News The high-sounding and inspirational liberation of the entire of Africa by political parties and liberation movements that lost its cause! The law-abiding citizens that have been reduced to the level of traumatised hostages by the same hoped-for partisan …
  • OP-ED: Defy injustice – and invoke the courage to dance with your fear 01 Aug 2019 20:40 News This is an edited version of the Inaugural Lecture on Insubordinate Leadership hosted by UCT’s KJP Leadership Institute and the Poverty and Inequality Institute. This inaugural lecture honours our insubordinate ancestors – the 20,000 women of 1956 who …
  • Why Rapists Must Get Capital Purnishment – Bunmi Dipo-Salami 15 Jul 2019 15:44 Nigerian Current Bunmi Dipo-Salami is the Executive Director, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights a fledgling human rights organisation in the vanguard of fighting the rights of women and girl child. In this interview, the woman activist, worried and alarmed by the seemingly …
  • The misogynists might finally learn to behave if their actions are outlawed | Catherine Bennett 14 Jul 2019 06:31 News A n exceptionally abundant glut of sexual harassment news may have overshadowed a significant victory for students at Warwick University, which, thanks to its administration’s complacency over sexist abuse, has come to occupy a prominent place in the …
  • Eve Ensler on Donald Trump, rape culture and the "unreckoned history" of America 11 Jul 2019 13:11 Salon Rape culture is both a noun and a verb. Rape culture is a society and environment in which rape and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls are made to seem normal. This is done through language and the images circulated by the media and …
  • Reuben Abati: Rape and the Senior Pastor of COZA 06 Jul 2019 08:09 Y Naija COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, and are majorly regarded by …

Prison Privatization

Prison Abolition

  • Ban the Ban 14 Nov 2019 20:13 Daily Gazette Introduction Do you believe that you deserve to know where your money is going? Do you believe in ethical, human-centered investment? Do you believe in holding Swarthmore College to its proudly touted Quaker values? So do we.  Ban the Ban is a coalition of …
  • Lyle May and the necessity of higher education in prison 14 Nov 2019 11:43 Chronicle In 1999, the state of North Carolina incarcerated Lyle May in Raleigh’s Central Prison, placing him on death row. North Carolina has not executed anyone since 2006, so while he probably won’t be subject to the form of state-sanctioned murder known as the …
  • Brown University Student Activists: Get Rid of All Prisons 13 Nov 2019 05:18 Breitbart According to a report by the Brown University student newspaper, a student activist organization called “RailRoad” is fighting to eliminate all prisons in the United States. The Facebook page for “RailRoad” claims that the group is dedicated to “laying the …
  • Conversation on the myth of journalistic objectivity Nov. 14 12 Nov 2019 22:08 Windy City Times On Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m., Lewis Raven Wallace will be in conversation with Tracy Baim, discussing his book The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity. The conversation will take place at Women & Children First Books, …
  • Xaviera Simmons Defines Abolition Through Art 12 Nov 2019 08:44 Harvard Crimson Online In a six-hour program entitled “Malleable Forms — Define Abolition,” visiting lecturer Xaviera Simmons set out to challenge social and racial norms through art. Held in the Annex of the Arthur M. Sackler Building on Nov. 6, the participatory experience …
  • Modern-day slavery from incarceration to forced adoption 12 Nov 2019 04:21 San Francisco Bay View by Michelle Chan Every aspect of modern incarceration has been meticulously engineered to threaten and shatter all sense of self-worth and to drain the mind and soul of all vigor and clarity: every filthy toilet, every rotten apple, every oven-hot cell, …
  • ‘RailRoad’ activists discuss prison abolition at teach-in 08 Nov 2019 07:58 Brown Daily Herald Student activists gathered to discuss prison abolition at a teach-in on Wednesday night, bringing forward their concerns with the prison-industrial complex and proposing ways to move toward its eventual disintegration. “Prison Abolition 101” was organized …
  • With Crime At Record Lows, Should NYC Have Fewer Cops? 06 Nov 2019 00:51 Gothamist In 1990, 2,245 people were murdered in New York City. In 2018, that number was 295. Over those 28 years, overall crime has declined dramatically. Arrests for low-level offenses have plummeted, and the city contends that it’s on track to drastically shrink …
  • In Texas, environmental racism is in our FACE 03 Nov 2019 22:17 San Francisco Bay View by Keith Malik Washington, Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons “The struggle to restore the soil and the struggle to create a just social order have up to now been carried on mostly as parallel political movements, without much mutual awareness, let alone …
  • Should We Abolish All Prisons? - Human Fallenness, the Role of Government, and the Myth of Utopia 24 Oct 2019 13:18 Crosswalk.com Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez successfully grabbed another headline last week by tweeting that Americans should have a “real conversation” about abolishing prisons. Though she did later walk back this bone-toss to her far-left supporters, the …

Corporate Crime

White Collar Crime

State Crime

  • Bloomberg apologizes for succesful anti-crime policy ahead of likely presidential run 18 Nov 2019 12:56 Jewish World Review BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has moved toward joining the Democratic presidential race, apologized Sunday for his handling of stop-and-frisk, a controversial policing tactic that has been criticized as a kind of racial …
  • 'Deep state' fought Israel and lost 18 Nov 2019 12:56 Jewish World Review Americans and viewers around the world have been transfixed by the public hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. At the center of the proceedings was the testimony of two veteran officials: one a State …
  • Peter Hain to tell Zondo commission how global banks enabled state capture under Zuma's watch 18 Nov 2019 12:44 Herald British lawmaker Peter Hain will tell the state capture inquiry on Monday that corruption under former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, corporations and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped launder. Hain …
  • IIT -M suicide Case: Crime Branch to interrogate faculty 18 Nov 2019 11:21 Siasat Daily Chennai: The suicide of Keralite student Fathima Katheef has caused sensation across the state and now few professors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras are likely to be questioned over her suicide case. The suicide case might also be …
  • Community in 'state of shock' after man stabbed to death in Lozells 18 Nov 2019 10:40 Birmingham Mail A community is in a 'state of shock' after a man was stabbed to death in Lozells. Detectives launched a murder investigation after officers found a man in his 20s with serious injuries in Lozells Street at just before 3.30pm on Sunday (November 17 …
  • Peter Hain: Banks, other foreign govts complicit in state capture 18 Nov 2019 10:08 News Peter Hain: Banks, other foreign govts complicit in state capture Hain took to the stand at the state capture public hearings in Johannesburg, where he is testifying about how domestic corruption is facilitated on the international stage to enable money …
  • Staffing request stymies JP talks 18 Nov 2019 08:50 NWA Online FORT SMITH -- A personnel request from the Sebastian County public defender's office has become a point of contention in 2020 budget talks. During a special meeting Tuesday, the Sebastian County Quorum Court discussed a proposal to convert an …
  • NSW police commissioner 'misleading' for linking strip-searches to knife crime 18 Nov 2019 08:26 The Guardian The New South Wales police commissioner, Mick Fuller, has been accused of being “shrill and misleading” after he claimed reducing strip-searches could lead to an increase in knife crime despite less than 1% of all searches in the state being conducted for …
  • Syverud, SU officials provide updates in hate crime investigations 18 Nov 2019 06:32 Daily Orange Editor’s note: This article details the usage of racial slurs.  Chancellor Kent Syverud told the Syracuse University community that the perpetrators of Saturday’s racist verbal attack against a black female student will face disciplinary action.  Syverud …
  • Chinas state-run media blames UK after 39 Chinese nationals found dead in truck 18 Nov 2019 04:25 Beijing News Britain and other European countries must accept some responsibility for the deaths of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, found dead in a refrigerated truck near London, China's state-backed Global Times says. Paramedics and police found the …

Environmental Crime

  • Regulators admit they failed to safety check toxic site for almost a year 21 Oct 2019 08:54 Age The property was the site of the worst industrial blaze in two decades, spewing a cloud of toxic smoke across the city and exposing firefighters and residents to dangerous chemicals and severely damaging Stony Creek. EPA chief executive Dr Cathy Wilkinson …
  • On the road: We need to get off this freeway to nowhere 11 Sep 2019 15:05 Age Senior traffic engineer Andrew O'Brien has stated the obvious – when the North East Link is built, in its current form, Option A, it will have a dramatic effect on the Eastern Freeway. His evidence to the environmental effects hearings into the …
  • Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship 15 Jul 2019 04:29 Washington Times WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to “go back” to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship …
  • The Koch Brothers and the Tar-Sands 09 Jul 2019 01:50 Canadian Dimension John McMurtry   Canadian Business, Canadian Politics   July 8, 2019 Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with …
  • Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret 17 Jun 2019 06:55 The Guardian What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. linker This is not the experience …
  • Ghana marks World Environment Day. 07 Jun 2019 05:55 Ghanaian Times Instituted by the United Nations (UN) in 1974, it is celebrated on June 5every year to promote awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It has, thus become the UN’s flagship platform for campaigning on emerging environmental issues from …
  • Mines & Energy Minister Rallies Liberian to Take Pragmatic Steps in Tackling Air Pollution - Front Page Africa 07 Jun 2019 05:18 Liberian Times Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency celebrates 2019 World Environment Day with colorful activities that commence with a grand march and culminated with an indoor program attended by cross-section of stakeholders including policymakers and students …
  • Can we arm the nation without harming our own? 24 May 2019 13:26 National Catholic Reporter Dust rising from demolition work can be seen at the old Kansas City Plant site in south Kansas City, Missouri, pictured May 16, 2019. (NCR photo/Toni-Ann Ortiz) Editor's note: As the government invests in the modernization of the U.S. nuclear …
  • Revealed: 1.6m Americans live near the most polluting incinerators in the US 21 May 2019 12:23 The Guardian A total of 1.6 million Americans live next to the most polluting incinerators in the country, with lower-income and minority communities exposed to the vast majority of pollution coming from these waste-burning plants. The burning of household and …
  • How a lawyer, a lobbyist and a legislator waged war on an... 24 Apr 2019 18:06 SF Gate Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to the level of pollution in her area. Keisha Brown sits outside her home in Birmingham, Ala. Brown has respiratory problems that she attributes to …

Critical Theory

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