Newsroom, Model Local Practices, Sentencing—A discussion of Santa Cruz County's low use of incarceration, unique offender demographic, and what is needed for a tailored approach to local crime.
Blog, Social Justice, Juvenile Justice—This is the second in a series of blogs adapted from the 4th edition of Youth Gangs in American Society by Shelden along with Sharon Tracy and William Brown (Cengage, 2013).
Newsroom, Model Local Practices, Juvenile Justice—Diversion programs for youth offenders are blooming within area jurisdictions and are having a positive impact on the criminal justice system and on society, some officials and other experts said.
Blog, Social Justice—This is the first in a series of blogs adapted from the 4th edition of Youth Gangs in American Society by Shelden along with Sharon Tracy and William Brown (Cengage, 2013).
Newsroom, Political Landscape—On May 13, 2013: Formerly Incarcerated People's Quest for Democracy Legislative Briefing on polices that impact the ability of formerly incarcerated people to fully participate in society.
Blog, Political Landscape—Brown's plan to reduce prison overcrowding focuses on increasing incarceration, rather than enhancing public safety.
Blog, Social Justice—A colleague and I were talking the other day about how much violence there is in American society. We both admitted that the extent of violence in America exceeded by far every other industrialized… Continue
Blog, Social Justice—A review of the UNICEF Report on Child Well-being shows the U.S. is near the bottom of the list across every dimension: poverty, health and safety, education, behaviors/risk, and housing/environment.
Newsroom, Social Justice, Political Landscape—Mike Males asserts that young people are politically vulnerable and scapegoated when it comes to gun control laws. Listen to the discussion on HuffPost Live.
Newsroom, Social Justice, Juvenile Justice—"Bad information breeds expedient, ineffective policy, as exemplified by the administration’s surviving gun initiatives..."
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