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The White House Should Quit Grandstanding and Confront Serious Realities About Rape

Rape and sexual assault are too devastating for the kind of superficial exploitation the Obama adminstration, leading interests, and the press display.

Another Round of "Knockout Game" Idiocy

Many reporters and experts seem sadistically bent on creating fear in an aging population by manufacturing endless teen-violence panics

Knockout game: Videos of the teen attacks go viral; the crime’s not viral

Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.

Partnership for a Drug-Wrecked America

The Partnership has been an instrumental lobby spending billions of dollars on decades of misdirected, billion-dollar "drug free" ad campaigns that are really designed to protect powerful legal-drug interests and major constituencies. By using emotional images and misinformation to divert attention from real drug issues and prevent sensible solutions, the Partnership has functioned as a key promoter of drug abuse.

OP-ED: Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines curfews for young people in an Op-ed released in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Today on Your Call: Do youth curfews make a city safer?

KALW radio's Your Call discusses the ineffectiveness of curfews with Mike Males, in light of the recent curfew proposal in Oakland, CA.

A Modest Proposal for an Oakland Curfew

A youth curfew has not only proven ineffective, it targets a group that commits less than 7% of Oakland's crime. Why not a curfew that targets the demographic responsible for 80% of the city's crime?

Weed more likely than rape to get immigrant detained, report charges

A new report suggests that a suspected undocumented immigrant convicted of possessing pot may be more likely to face immigration detention than one who’s been convicted of rape.

Are Immigration Detainer Practices Rational?

New study casts doubt on efficacy of immigration and public safety intersection.

Op-ed: Statistical Bigotry is Just Bigotry

CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Monterey County has among highest imprisonment rates

A report released this week by a nonprofit advocacy group, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, says there are wide disparities across California in how state prisoner realignment is being implemented.

Counties' continued disparities in Realignment implementation

Fact sheet on county-by-county implementation of AB 109 Realignment using data through June 30, 2013.

Post-Realignment prison admissions increase in 2013

Fact sheet analyzing new prison admissions by quarter shows admissions for property and drug crimes are on the rise in 2013.

Immigration Detainer Requests for Low Priority Marijuana Arrests

Fact Sheet on ICE hold requests for people with marijuana convictions in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.

Op-ed: The myth of youthful drug offenders
An Op-ed by Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, featured in Reuters on August 19, 2013.
Why the Gigantic, Decades-Long Drop in Black Youth Crime Threatens Major Interests

How can such an encouraging development as a massive drop in youth crime be treated as such bad news that no one will even talk about it? It's worse than that: politicians, crime lobbies, and the news media needs black youths to be murderous thugs.

Mr. President (and Bill O’Reilly): How Did Trayvon Martin “Mess Up”?

Statistical bigotry is just bigotry. Though selectively applied to create fear toward young black men, it can be used to stigmatize any group in society, as illustrated here.

Detention of non-criminal individuals has impact on post-Realignment California

CJCJ releases report examining the large number of suspected undocumented immigrants, without a criminal history, who are detained in California’s local jails on non-mandatory holds. 

OP-ED: Opening Our Eyes to Uncomfortable Truths

...when we take into account the level of poverty, kids don’t commit crimes at a higher rate than adults. Take a few seconds and read the previous sentence again. 

Underaged & Suppressed?

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.

OP-ED: The Gun Debate, Round 2: Let’s Learn From Young People, Not Demonize Them

"Bad information breeds expedient, ineffective policy, as exemplified by the administration’s surviving gun initiatives..."

212: A Modern History of Youth Bashing – With Mike Males

Author, sociologist and outspoken youth advocate Mike Males shares his insights on the social, political and cultural problem of blaming, shaming and framing youth.

Realignment in Los Angeles County

A closer examination of LA county's unique realignment trends.

Report smacks Monterey County for sending more than its share of felons to prison.

By sending more non-violent felons to prison than the state average, Monterey County isn’t doing as much as it could to help efforts for prison realignment, according to a new report.

Up Front

Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discusses Realignment's impact on county-by-county disparities.

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