Criminology

Critical Criminology

Crime Theory

  • Are Immigrants Less Willing to Report Crime? August 20, 2022 6:19 am Center for Immigration Studies Panel Videos Download a PDF of this Backgrounder. Jessica M. Vaughan is the director of policy studies, Steven A. Camarota is the director of research, and Karen Zeigler is a demographer at the Center. This report uses new data from the Department of …
  • The Satanic Panic Is Back, and It's Bipartisan August 18, 2022 3:26 pm Reason Magazine A new poll looking at Americans' belief in conspiracy theories finds high levels of support for loony-tunes ideas about sex, Satan, and U.S. institutions. In addition, more than half of those surveyed believed child sex-trafficking myths. The situation …
  • Big Brains podcast: Does welfare reduce crime? August 18, 2022 12:33 pm U Chicago News There have been myths and tropes about welfare since it was created. We often hear critics say that welfare discourages people from working — but are these claims really true? This debate often plays out through theory and anecdotes, yet it’s rare to get …
  • How do you stop a hospital heist? Appoint a plunder-proof board August 17, 2022 11:17 pm Daily Maverick If you park a car in Hillbrow, leave the doors open and the key in the ignition, it’ll be stolen in no time. There’s nothing shocking about that, it’s the natural outcome in an area with such a high crime rate.  Similarly, nobody should be surprised when …
  • Harrington catches Shugrue on inaccurate claims about broken windows policing support at Berkshire DA debate August 16, 2022 5:00 pm WAMC - New York Incumbent Andrea Harrington and challenger Timothy Shugrue fielded questions from iBerkshires, Berkshire Edge, and WAMC panelists on Pittsfield Community Television in the basement of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Harrington was elected in 2018 on a progressive …
  • OPINION: Suspension of Judge Hlophe would mark descent of South Africa’s judiciary August 16, 2022 1:26 pm IOL By: Siphokuhle Mathe The Judicial Service Commission has offered its recommendation that embattled Judge President Hlophe be suspended after being found guilty of gross misconduct. Story continues below Advertisement In 2008, Hlophe visited two justices of …
  • A Patient Reported Outcome Ontology: Conceptual Issues and Challenges Addressed by the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) August 15, 2022 12:04 pm Dove Medical Press Introduction Patient reports are a critically important aspect of documenting the impact of illness and health care interventions on individual’s daily functioning and well-being. Medicine has a long history of emphasis on the “objective” or observable …
  • Crimes against the world – Russia’s attacks on universities August 14, 2022 6:57 pm University World News UKRAINE Over the course of several days in early March, rocketeers based in Belgorod in Russia, 80 kilometres away, fired missiles at Kharkiv in northeast Ukraine. The buildings hit on the campus of VN Karazin Kharkiv National University – also known as …
  • Sunburn — The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics — 8.12.22 August 12, 2022 10:09 am Florida Politics Good Friday morning. Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings has pulled even with incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio according to a new poll conducted by Change Research. The poll, conducted Aug. 2-5, found both candidates with 46% support among likely …
  • Dragon tails: Preserving international cybersecurity research August 10, 2022 11:10 pm Atlantic Council Report August 10, 2022 • 5:30 pm ET Dragon tails: Preserving international cybersecurity research By Stewart Scott, Sara Ann Brackett, Yumi Gambrill, Emmeline Nettles, Trey Herr Executive summary Cybersecurity, writ large, benefits enormously from an …

Black Lives Matter

  • Former Arapahoe judge's bias not grounds for overturning conviction, appeals court says August 20, 2022 4:06 am Colorado Politics Colorado's second-highest court has waved aside the notion that the racial bias of a former Arapahoe County judge deprived a Black defendant of his constitutional rights, determining its own review of the trial has now "purged the case of any …
  • Op-Ed: Turns Out Russia Has Been Funding US Political Groups - Just Not the Ones the Media Wants August 20, 2022 1:01 am The Western Journal Since former President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the media has breathlessly reported that Russia influenced the election. Democrats have insisted Russia stole the election. Many have claimed the Russians worked through conservative groups to get …
  • Aping American ‘social justice’ jargon August 20, 2022 12:32 am Dawn I USED to be shocked, not many years ago, to hear newly landed desi students on American shores immediately start spouting contemporary social justice jargon, as though they were born with it. Where did this strange verbal facility come from? How could …
  • Clarence Page: Liz Cheney’s GOP hasn’t lost its way, just changed its ways. August 19, 2022 10:54 pm Chicago Tribune - Illinois When U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney told an interviewer in the closing days of her reelection campaign that she believed her Republican Party was “very sick” and may not be able to recover in the near future, she probably knew she was about to lose. And she did. …
  • Latinas en Marcha summit looks to empower and motivate women to vote August 19, 2022 10:12 pm Orlando Sentinel - Florida With early voting taking place ahead of the August 23 primaries, Florida Rising, Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes, Florida for All and other local organizations will celebrate this Saturday the event “Latinas en Marcha,” a summit to energize and inspire …
  • Paul Black at Edinburgh Fringe: 'TikTok is the most influential app in the world right now' August 19, 2022 10:06 pm The Scotsman Sign up to our daily newsletter With 7.2 million likes and more than 200,000 followers, he is one of the biggest Scottish names on the video-sharing app. But Paul Black’s online fame spilled into real life with a sell-out run for his Edinburgh Fringe show …
  • Wisconsin School Board Defies Protesters, Retains Ban On Pride Flags, Preferred Pronouns August 19, 2022 9:57 pm Daily Wire A Wisconsin school district held firm against protesters, upholding a ban on displaying LGBTQ or Black Lives Matter flags in classrooms or using preferred pronouns in school-related emails. In the face of opposition from numerous speakers Tuesday night at …
  • Deal in UK to return 7 artefacts August 19, 2022 9:26 pm The Telegraph (India) The Indo-Persian sword that was handed over to India. The Telegraph Amit Roy   |   London   |   Published 20.08.22, 02:50 AM Six of the objects were removed from temples and shrines in northern India during the 19th century, while the seventh was bought …
  • The AFP Report – Don Jeffries on Weaponization of FBI, Alex Jones Trial August 19, 2022 9:23 pm American Free Press August 19, 2022 John Friend Audio 0 On this edition of The AFP Report, we’re joined by Don Jeffries, an independent historian, author, radio host, and a regular contributor to American Free Press. Don and I discuss some of his recently published articles …
  • Loophole in Police Oath Fosters ‘Woke Policing’: Former Officers August 19, 2022 8:53 pm The Epoch Times A change in the wording of the police oath twenty years ago has led to “woke policing” with former officers warning that social justice is getting in the way of actual legal justice. By adding to serve “fundamental human rights” to the oath of attestation, …

Gender and Crime

  • We should all be feminist and demand a destruction of gender hierarchy August 17, 2022 4:37 am Daily Maverick I will never understand why some have a problem with the term feminist. This has been an issue for decades. Mainstream media avoid using the term, apparently for fear of being “alienating” or “controversial”. Alienating and controversial for those who fear …
  • Discovery+ Unveils the Twisted Trailer for Armie Hammer Docuseries: House of Hammer August 10, 2022 7:14 pm Movie Web Discovery+ has unveiled the release date and premiered the first trailer for House of Hammer, a docuseries focusing on Armie Hammer's sexual abuse allegations from 2021. The show promises to dissect his entire family tree, discovering what led to the …
  • Discovery+ Unveils Trailer, Sets Premiere Date For ‘House Of Hammer’; Docuseries About Armie Hammer & His Family’s Legacy August 10, 2022 5:25 pm Deadline Discovery+ has revealed the debut date and released the trailer for House of Hammer, a new docuseries that promises to dig into the  accusations leveled against actor Armie Hammer and how the legacy of his wealthy family may have contributed to his …
  • Philanthrocapitalism seen from South Africa August 9, 2022 4:58 pm CADTM  Abstract: Critics of multinational corporate power in the Southern Africa region, the world’s most unequal, are increasingly concerned with the super-exploitative sources of wealth extraction, from labor, society and nature. Historically and especially …
  • After ‘Roe’: Music’s Leaders on How to Take Action July 29, 2022 2:15 pm Billboard When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, many of music’s most powerful voices led the outcry. But what comes next? Billboard reached out to major-label executives, indie innovators, rising artists and veteran road warriors to ask what real action …
  • Abortion in America: How access and attitudes have changed through the centuries July 28, 2022 8:24 pm Dakota News Now Abortion in America: How access and attitudes have changed through the centuries On June 24, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority voted to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, almost 50 years after the opinion came down. The ruling sparked …
  • What 8.5 Million Tweets Targeting Rana Ayyub Tell Us About Online Violence & The Failure To Stop It July 16, 2022 9:23 pm South Asia Journal BETWA SHARMA 15 Jul 2022 As journalist Rana Ayyub is found to be one of the most brutally targeted women journalists on Twitter, Julie Posetti, deputy vice president at the Washington DC-based International Center for Journalists, discusses the failure of …
  • How can men help dismantle misogyny and violence? This book will tell you how. July 8, 2022 5:09 am Mashable SE Asia How can men help dismantle misogyny? What are tangible things men can do to end male violence? What does true allyship look like? How Men Can Help: A Guide to Undoing Harm and Being a Better Ally by award-winning journalist and campaigner Sophie Gallagher …
  • Contraception demand is up after Roe reversal, doctors say July 6, 2022 6:37 pm Madison News - Wisconsin In the days since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization and overturned Roe v. Wade, reproductive health care has needed to operate in a new landscape. Doctors and prescribers are now seeing an increase …
  • Canceled at 17 June 21, 2022 12:00 pm New York Mag This article was featured in One Great Story, New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. Sign up here to get it nightly. Twenty months after he developed a crush, 18 months after he’d fallen in love, Diego, who is enormously appealing but also very …

Prison Privatization

  • The ‘Big Short’ Michael Burry now only owns this one stock: Meet the company that profits the more people are put behind bars August 18, 2022 6:15 pm Fortune Michael Burry catapulted to fame by being one of the very few to doggedly bet against America’s subprime market at the peak of the housing boom just before its collapse triggered the global financial crisis in September 2008. Now the contrarian investor …
  • Corecivic Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results August 2, 2022 10:57 pm MENAFN (MENAFN- GlobeNewsWire - Nasdaq) BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CoreCivic, Inc. (NYSE: CXW) (the Company) announced today its financial results for the second quarter of 2022 and provided an update on several significant transactions, …
  • Guillory looks to public-private partnership for new jail without new taxes July 19, 2022 12:37 am The Daily Advertiser - Louisiana In a video released Monday, Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory announced plans to try to replace the parish's aging jail without raising taxes by soliciting a public-private partnership agreement. Clocking in at 79 seconds, Guillory's …
  • This Is What Mental Health Care Looks Like in Prison July 11, 2022 9:55 am Slate Magazine Welcome to State of Mind, a new section from Slate and Arizona State University dedicated to exploring mental health. Follow us on Twitter. Shortly before her death, Tracie Otero, who was incarcerated in Arizona, met with a psych associate. The visit …
  • Arizona prisoners, advocates call for change after health care system ruled unconstitutional July 3, 2022 5:49 am The Arizona Republic An Arizona prisoner suffering from mental illness was pepper sprayed more than 40 times within an eight-month period. Sometimes, officers gassed him twice in one day.  Another incarcerated man told the court that corrections officers have taunted him …
  • Public school privatization privileges profits over learning June 23, 2022 8:01 pm People's World Schools for sale: A for sale/lease sign is displayed at the vacant Crosman Alternative School in Detroit which closed in 2007. | Carlos Osorio / AP DETROIT— Ever motivated to influence the consciousness of workers, capitalists have made repeated …
  • Edmonton groups call to end 'privatization' of chaplain services in federal prisons June 21, 2022 9:35 pm Edmonton Journal Breadcrumb Trail Links Local News Crime Both the NCCM and IFSSA called Tuesday for the correctional service to return to its pre-2013 system, which they argue better involved local faith communities in the care and reintegration of offenders. A corrections …
  • Privatization of Canada’s part-time prison chaplains hurting inmates of minority faiths: Report June 21, 2022 8:10 pm The Toronto Star Some inmates are struggling to practise their religion behind bars due to a decision to privatize the part-time chaplains who mostly serve prisoners who belong to minority faiths, says a scathing new report. It’s a situation one researcher says is “ …
  • A school district pushes back against privatization May 6, 2022 9:45 pm News from the States [Editor’s note: As readers may recall, earlier this year Policy Watch hosted the executive director of the nonprofit group In the Public Interest, Donald Cohen, as part of our Crucial Conversation series for a discussion of his excellent book, “The …
  • Subversion Inc: The Age of Private Espionage April 15, 2022 1:06 pm Journal of Democracy Over the last decade, a sophisticated and lucrative industry has sprung up that puts potent surveillance and intelligence capabilities in the hands of a wide range of private actors. Clandestine influence operations, targeted espionage against civil …

Prison Abolition

  • Whoa! CNN Analyst Rips Stacey Abrams and Georgia DA Fani Willis August 20, 2022 12:49 am NewsBusters He's a liberal, but Elie Honig has established himself as CNN's leading legal iconoclast. He has a history, as we recently described it, of "throwing cold water on the fever dreams of the left." Honig was back at it on this morning's …
  • Female Saudi activist gets record 34 years in prison for critical tweets August 17, 2022 12:51 pm The Washington Post Placeholder while article actions load BEIRUT — Saudi Arabia quietly sentenced a woman to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity last week, marking the longest sentence ever for a peaceful activist and launching a fresh wave of fear among the …
  • Plans For Indigenous-Led NSW Prison Pilot Criticised By Advocates August 17, 2022 8:26 am Junkee "This proposed 'Aboriginal prison' in NSW is an insult to our ancestors and to our people." Criticisms have been launched against a plan to create an Indigenous-led prison program in Sydney. Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) has floated the …
  • Op-ed: Those who want ‘criminal justice reform’ should look at lawmakers, not judges August 14, 2022 10:41 pm Chicago Tribune - Illinois Calls for various forms of reform seem to be everywhere. Normally, such calls would be welcome — for victims of people who have engaged in unacceptable behavior and for rules requiring reform. But the current calls for “criminal justice system reform” give …
  • Capitalism Is Making Us Sick and Sucking Us Dry August 11, 2022 11:10 pm Truthout “Framing health as a personal responsibility doesn’t work. And it’s one of the greatest tricks that capitalism has ever pulled,” says author and podcaster Beatrice Adler-Bolton. In this episode of “Movement Memos” Adler-Bolton and host Kelly Hayes discuss …
  • Last Call To Kōrero With Aotearoa's Brightest Minds August 11, 2022 1:24 am Scoop It's the final call for postgrad students interested in scoring a stipend of up to $22,000, a personal mentor and a bespoke leadership programme as part of the University of Auckland's 2023 Kupe Leadership Scholarship closing on 25 August. Every …
  • Life Sentences for Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Are Nothing to Celebrate August 10, 2022 2:07 pm Boston Review On Monday a federal judge sentenced three white men—Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William Bryan—for the racially motivated murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in 2020. The McMichaels received life sentences, while Bryan received thirty-five years. …
  • Fighting for reproductive justice and self-determination in post-Roe America August 5, 2022 8:19 pm San Francisco Bay View - California   by Jen James and Tamanika Ferguson, The Fire Inside The recent US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has been shocking to people across the country who have witnessed the reversal of a fundamental constitutional protection. This decision …
  • Legal Affairs Committee recommends abolition of death penalty August 5, 2022 6:22 pm Malawi 24 An inquiry report by the Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee (PLAC) has recommended that the country should abolish death penalty. The development follows a public inquiry which PLAC instituted few months ago which was in response to the growing calls …
  • Texans send books to incarcerated people, ultimately aim for abolition August 3, 2022 3:22 pm The Daily Texan Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the August 2, 2022 flipbook. After sending a New York Times article about prison abolitionist Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Ph.D., to a few people they knew who were incarcerated, Jaden Janak said they received no …

Corporate Crime

White Collar Crime

  • Read The Poll Again Jack August 20, 2022 6:19 am Townhall The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Townhall.com. It’s time for Americans to consider—with great sobriety—what happens to our nation as the eventual removal of *President Biden becomes a major …
  • Shareholders in Brazil's Petrobras approve long-awaited board swap August 19, 2022 8:30 pm Reuters A logo of Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil company is seen at its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - …
  • Voices: I was a Rikers Island inmate for a white-collar crime. Here’s what ex-Trump Org CFO Allen Weisselberg should expect August 19, 2022 7:56 pm The Independent Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email In the wake of Allen Weisselberg’s plea deal and impending designation to serve his time behind bars on Rikers Island, people …
  • ‘Sprung’ Review: Amazon Freevee’s COVID Comedy Highlights the Great Martha Plimpton and Little Else August 19, 2022 7:19 pm Indie Wire America is full of inequalities, and most of them have been amplified since COVID-19 arrived. Oxfam reports that 99 percent of the world’s income fell in 2020, while the Earth’s 10 richest men saw their fortunes more than double. Underpaid essential …
  • Meet the cast of Echoes, starring Michelle Monaghan as twins August 19, 2022 11:45 am Radio Times Michelle Monaghan takes on a challenging dual role in Netflix's latest thriller Echoes, in which she stars as identical twins Leni and Gina McCleary. Having spent their formative years swapping places to get themselves out of trouble, the sisters have …
  • Ex-Trump Org CFO's plea deal reportedly requires testifying against company August 19, 2022 9:11 am The Week Magazine Allen Weisselberg, the former longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, will plead guilty on Thursday to all 15 felony charges alleged by the Manhattan district attorney's office in a criminal tax fraud scheme, The New York Times and …
  • Tech is Changing the Way People Score and Sell Drugs in India August 19, 2022 5:53 am VICE “I’ve stopped scoring entirely because of the number of stories of people getting caught,” said Ashish, who, like all the users and dealers quoted in this piece, asked us to change his name for security and privacy reasons.Ashish, 29, moved to the city of …
  • Freevee’s COVID-Set Crime Comedy Sprung Is Greg Garcia at His Most Concentrated August 19, 2022 1:43 am Paste In her recent TV Rewind column about FOX’s 2010 family sitcom Raising Hope, Zofia Wijaszka commended the much-loved comedy—and, by extension, its creator, My Name is Earl’s Greg Garcia—for managing to create such a warm and funny world despite starting …
  • Kansas plans Sept. 1 ‘soft launch’ of sports wagering for start of football season August 18, 2022 11:00 pm News from the States TOPEKA — Sports wagering in Kansas will launch Sept. 1, state officials said Thursday, allowing bets to be placed at the start of football season. Lawmakers in April passed legislation to greenlight sports wagering in the state under the administration of …
  • Laurels & lances: Celebrating concerts, condemning crime August 18, 2022 10:36 pm Trib Live - Pennsylvania Laurel: To a real comeback. Pittsburgh has always been a place to catch some truly amazing music — whether you are talking about at a local bar or small venue or in a traveling theater production. But is there anything like a big stadium show? There really …

State Crime

Environmental Crime

  • Michigan lifts "no contact" recommendation two weeks after spill of toxic chemicals into Huron River August 17, 2022 3:30 am World Socialist Web Site Two weeks since toxic and carcinogenic chemicals were dumped into the Huron River by Tribar Technologies, an auto parts company in Wixom, Michigan, officials lifted a ‘no contact’ recommendation with river water after a state investigation indicated below …
  • Green Infrastructure: How to Manage Water in a Sustainable Way July 26, 2022 1:25 am Nrdc Jump to Section From highways to bridges to airports, America’s infrastructure is in dire need of a face-lift. The critical systems we rely on nationwide endure chronic overuse and underinvestment, including our stormwater management systems. An estimated …
  • Can Donald Trump’s damage to the environment ever be repaired? July 15, 2022 2:08 am AlterNet Grasping the enormity, the breadth, and the depth of “Trump corruption” is rather astonishing. Most news junkies and politicos alike are quite familiar with the in-your-face looting, skimming, and self-dealing of the president and his family members. …
  • Letters to the editor (4/27/22) April 27, 2022 5:08 am New Paltz Times - New York The views and opinions expressed in our letters section are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Hudson Valley One. You can submit a letter to the editor here. Save Castle Point Veterans’ Affairs has …
  • How the first Earth Day ushered in a golden age of activism April 21, 2022 7:29 pm National Geographic Each year on April 22, people around the globe come together to honor and conserve their shared home: Earth. Known as Earth Day, the holiday got its start in the United States in 1970 with what was originally billed as a teach-in on college campuses. It …
  • Opinion- Who should take the fall for Aurora, Colorado police problems? April 18, 2022 11:00 am Colorado State News Who should take the fall for Aurora’s problems? Re: “Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly must go,” April 10 editorial Thank you so much for writing this; it’s one of your best editorials. I read it online and was very sorry to see the harsh comments that you …
  • Welcome to “Cancer Alley,” Where Toxic Air Is About to Get Worse February 26, 2022 8:55 am ProPublica Environmental Impact in Louisiana ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. ST. GABRIEL, La. — Over a half-century, Hazel Schexnayder saw this riverside hamlet …
  • Coal fueled industrial revolution but left 'absolutely massive' environmental catastrophe January 5, 2022 10:36 am Courier-Journal - Kentucky HAROLD, Ky. — Along the winding, two-lane road that leads to Tracy Neece’s mountain, there’s no hint of the huge scars in the hills beyond the oaks and the pines. Green forests cover steep slopes on each side of the road, which turns from blacktop to dusty …
  • ArtPlace America shows why culture matters to communities December 6, 2021 8:31 pm KSAT - Texas Sometime in the next few years, crews dispatched by the Environmental Protection Agency will roll into Ashland, Massachusetts, population 19,000, and begin a $20.5 million cleanup of groundwater contaminated by waste from a chemical dye plant. That day …
  • Officials Expect Media Frenzy at Today’s ‘Rust’ News Conference October 27, 2021 2:59 pm Santa Fe Reporter - New Mexico COVID-19 by the numbers New Mexico health officials yesterday reported 687 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total so far to 271,898. DOH has designated 240,803 of those cases as recovered. Bernalillo County had 147 new cases, followed by San Juan …

Critical Theory

Vegan Criminology