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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…
Inequality in America
As promised in my last blog , I will summarize the current level of inequality in the United States.  In a word, it is ugly!  By most measures, we are far behind other democratic societies, such as…
Social class and education
In my last blog I discussed the importance of social class as a determinant of everything that matters in life.  In this blog I quote a study that stated "Poverty and social disadvantage are most…
Bullying not gay teens' key problem
Bullying not gay teens' key problem Politico, May 11, 2012
Class counts
A recent CJCJ blog by Selena Teji brings up a point that is rarely discussed these days, namely "social class" which is two words rarely heard in public discourse -- except when republicans holler…
Fight the good fight: stand up against child abuse
Internationally, I believe many individuals would agree that child abuse is an unacceptable behavior in various cultures and communities all over the world, though I recognize there are different…
Most support alternatives to school discipline policies
I recently wrote a blog called School Discipline and the Prison Pipeline which was a follow-up to a more detailed commentary on my web site .  Recently there was a survey called "California…
The "Zimmerman Dilemma": How afraid should we be of young black men?
While commentators led by no less than President Obama  have blamed violent crime on "the entire generation of young men in our society" and have warned us to fear young black men in particular,…
When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego
When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego Voice of San Diego, April 2, 2012
Who has the right to "stand your ground"?
Florida teenager Trayvon Martin had been dead for a month and the national furor over his shooting by vigilante George Zimmerman was into its third week before anyone, to my knowledge, asked that…
Commentary: Americans Are Tired of Innocent Black Men Being Targeted by Bigots
Commentary: Americans Are Tired of Innocent Black Men Being Targeted by Bigots BET National News, March 30, 2012
The Myth of the Young, Black Male: A More Subtle Racism
The Myth of the Young, Black Male: A More Subtle Racism Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, March 30, 2012
The violent black youth myth
The violent black youth myth Politico, March 27, 2012
School Discipline and the Prison Pipeline
A New York Times story cites research by the Department of Education that concludes that "Although black students made up only 18 percent of those enrolled in the schools sampled, they accounted for…
School-to-prison pipeline [video]
CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Randall Shelden, discusses the school-to-prison pipeline in this video blog.  He notes, "dropping out should be seen as a process, not an event." His most recent…
Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch
Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch Voice of San Diego, March 11, 2012
And the rich get richer
Here's some news that should surprise no one: the richest 1% made out just fine during the last decade.  For everyone else, well, let us all eat our foreclosures and our life savings! This news…

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