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Who's really murdering our children--and why won't we talk about it?
President Obama, in the wake of the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut's, Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, says "we are not doing enoug to protect our children ."…
American gun debate stifled by myth, dogma, and resistance to crucial information
During Barack Obama's presidency, 3,000 American children and teenagers were murdered by violence inflicted by their parents and caretakers --a toll equal to last Friday's gun massacre at Newtown,…
Gun nuts run amok
This past summer a young man named James Holmes bought four guns at local shops and more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition on the Internet in the two months prior to opening up inside a movie theatre…
Lead and criminality: Is the EPA America's top crime-buster?
Why has crime, especially younger-age crime, plunged so dramatically in virtually every jurisdiction over the last 20 years regardless of its anti-crime policy or non-policy? We looked at standard…
Human Rights Day: A cause for reflection
December 10th marks the annual celebration of Human Rights Day , a special anniversary in the global fight for human rights.  On that day, in 1948, the United Nations passed the Universal Declaration…
Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden presents at ASC Conference 2012
On November 17, 2012, CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Randall G. Shelden presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. In the session titled The Politics of…
"Crossover Youth": The Intersection of Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice
"Crossover Youth": The Intersection of Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 15, 2012
UC Berkeley researchers to collaborate in investigation of wrongful convictions
UC Berkeley researchers to collaborate in investigation of wrongful convictions The Daily Californian, November 8, 2012
No on Prop. 35: The wrong tool for a good cause
Proposition 35, the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act (CASE) aims to address the increasing prevalence and public concern regarding human trafficking in California, specifically as it…
Council Turns Against Curfews
Council Turns Against Curfews Jackson Free Press, October 11, 2012
Report: Monitor's findings shed poor light on Oakland's police department
Report: Monitor's findings shed poor light on Oakland's police department Oakland Tribune, October 3, 2012
Romney, the 47% and juvenile justice
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney committed a major blunder that has gone viral all across the country.  In a moment of candor he told a very exclusive audience (of mostly some of the infamous…
California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low
California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low
SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as 'Chinese'
SFPD Recorded Nearly All Asian Arrestees as 'Chinese' KQED News, September 26, 2012
Jails, poorhouses, and debtor's prisons
CJCJ staff writer Selena Teji recently posted a blog called "Overcrowded jails, the bail industry, and pretrial alternatives ."  Among other things she notes that many are in jail "simply because…
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew ABC7 News, August 3, 2012
Curfew an ineffective distraction from real solutions
Curfew an ineffective distraction from real solutions Connecticut Post, July 25, 2012
Lilburn latest city to add curfew for juveniles
Lilburn latest city to add curfew for juveniles Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 22, 2012
Occupy Redwood City to protest new San Mateo County jail
Occupy Redwood City to protest new San Mateo County jail PressTV, July 14, 2012
Bringing stop-and-frisk to SF?
Bringing stop-and-frisk to SF? socialistworker.org, July 11, 2012
CJCJ staff present on criminal justice policy & reform
On Monday July 9, 2012 I co-presented with my colleague Gerald Miller on criminal justice policy and reform efforts to a group of college students from throughout Northern California.  The students…
Slavery's legacy alive and well in Louisiana
Douglas Blackmon's best-selling book Slavery by Another Name dispels one myth after another as he reveals the continuing of a system of slavery under a different name: convict leasing. This was a…
Youth Gangs In American Society
A survey of the literature on gangs and gang activities in America includes theoretical perspectives on why gangs exist, gang typologies, descriptions of gang activities, and various intervention…
An uncertain future for California's Higher Education
California is home to one of the finest higher education systems in the world; a catalyst for innovation, job creation, and academic excellence.  This includes the California Community Colleges,…
More on inequality
This is an update for my last blog where I provide a brief summary of the state of inequality in American society. Shortly after posting this blog, I accidentally discovered some truly incredible…

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