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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…
Why the prison population is getting older
Why the prison population is getting older KALW News, February 28, 2012
Two cheers for new Human Rights Watch report, "Old Behind Bars'
At John Jay University's recent criminal justice conference, I was given a report issued last month by Human Rights Watch on a topic of great interest, "Old Behind Bars ." My enthusiasm for HRW's…
Holder targets school discipline practices: 'unacceptable,' 'destructive'
Holder targets school discipline practices: 'unacceptable,' 'destructive' The Daily Caller, February 27, 2012
Part IV: Give me that old time religion [video blog]
CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Randall Shelden, discusses his blog series "Give me that old time religion" in this video blog.  The series explores the inside of Christian homes for…
Cops in Schools
The evidence is clear: having police on school campuses creates more problems than it solves.  This evidence has been provided by a detailed report from the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) called…
Move Over, Police?
Move Over, Police? The Crime Report, February 10, 2012
Obama needs better plan for youth
Obama needs better plan for youth Politico, January 30, 2012
Education versus incarceration: CSU budget runs dry while corrections funding soars
Education versus incarceration: CSU budget runs dry while corrections funding soars Golden Gate Xpress, January 16, 2012
Adults with juvenile records
Adolescence is a challenging time for most people. Teenagers undergo significant developmental, physical, psychological, and social changes during a condensed decade of time.  We have all done…
Kid janitors don't solve poverty
Kid janitors don't solve poverty Politico, December 7, 2011

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