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Lead exposure and poverty: Have we gotten "youth violence" all wrong?
- Mike Males, Dec 20, 2012
- CJCJ authors have published several provocative studies documenting that teenagers and young adults are no more prone to risk-taking and crime than older adults once the fact 15-24 year-olds are 2-3 times more likely to suffer the economic and environmental harms associated with poverty than middle-agers is taken into account. We find terms like "adolescent risk taking" and "youth violence" are misnomers; rather, there are generally elevated risks that accompany worsening socioeconomic…
Human Rights Day: A cause for reflection
- Brian Goldstein, Dec 6, 2012
- 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 of Human Rights (UDHR) . The document was born out of the unprecedented violence and dislocation from World War II. It codified values of human equality, political freedom, and socio-economic dignity. As such, the UDHR preamble begins: "Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the…
Collateral Consequences of Interstate Transfer of Prisoners
- Jul 1, 2012
- Collateral Consequences of Interstate Transfer of Prisoners
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