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Let Them Eat Lead

The refrain of "black lives matter" has been ignored by most of the country’s leadership, but now particularly in Flint, Michigan, where the water crisis has made it very apparent that the lives of the city’s black children do not matter

Ignoring Poverty In Plain Sight

Recently Mike Males reported what has been obvious for more than a century: class and race predict just about everything related to crime. Poverty in particular is of critical importance.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 12, Number 2 - Fall 2015

Articles about open carry on college campuses, the militarization of law enforcement, the effects of incarceration on drug trafficking earnings, Texan gangs, and Georgia's Transitional Center Program. 

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 12, Number 2 - Fall 2015

Articles about open carry on college campuses, the militarization of law enforcement, the effects of incarceration on drug trafficking earnings, Texan gangs, and Georgia's Transitional Center Program. 

Two Nations, One Black, One White, Separate and Unequal

So it was said, almost 50 years ago, by the Kerner Commission, in their report on the riots of the 1960s. Their exact words were: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”  And so it remains today.

When is Enough Punishment Enough?

CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden discusses the case of Michael DiVicino, a California prisoner currently serving his time at the Nevada State Prison in Indian Springs.

From Selma to Ferguson

Although dealing with events of more almost 50 years ago, the film Selma is current. As the old saying goes, “the past is prologue.”

Worldwide Experts Converge to Discuss the Future of Criminal Justice

"Criminology at the Intersection of Oppression": Worldwide perspectives on criminal justice are discussed at an international criminology meeting in San Francisco.

The Sixties Have Returned in Ferguson

The continuing protests in Missouri show that racial segregation in the US is just as problematic as it was in the '60s.

Ferguson and the militarization of the police

"The behavior of the police in Ferguson, were it conducted by soldiers or Marines in Iraq or Afghanistan, would be viewed as violations of the Rules of Engagement and result in Court Martials."

Debtor’s Prisons, Part II

Senior Research Fellow explores the concept of the debtor's prison in this CJCJ blog.

Apartheid Schooling

Senior Researcher Randy Shelden discusses wealth and income inequality in this CJCJ blog.

Kicked Out of School for Not Being “Feminine” Enough

Girls growing up face hurdles concerning gender identity and this bears directly to what they face upon entering the juvenile justice system.

Kids for Cash

Senior Research Fellow Randy Shelden revisits his previous examination of the perils of privatization of youth prisons and detention centers.

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden reflects on historic training schools as many bodies are found at Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida.

Being a Young African American Basketball Player is Dangerous to Your Health

They were walking this time. But I guess it does not matter whether you are standing still, walking or just sitting. If you are a young African American man living in an urban area, you are fair game for “stop and frisk” and other methods of “preventive policing” used by police officers.

Standing while black

Some have claimed the “end of racism” in this country. The most recent claim comes from the Republican Party. 

Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry

A look at the dangers of relying on interstate transfer of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in state facilities, citing CJCJ's recent study on the topic.

The Storm Has Arrived: Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

November 11th has been set aside to honor those who have served their country in the various branches of the military rarely a population that is recognized is the veterans sitting in jails and prisons.

Profit Over Kids: Part III

This is the final blog of a three part series examining for profit youth facilities.

Profit Over Kids: Part II

This is the second installment of a blog series examining private for profit youth prisons.

Profits Over Kids, Part I

In this three-part series Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden examines for-profit youth prisons.

Easing California’s Prison Crisis via Private Prisons is a Bad Idea

Private prisons are not the answer to California's prison overcrowding crisis.

Some Promising Programs for Girls in Trouble

In my previous blog I noted that successful programs for girls in the juvenile justice system were rare. In this blog I will highlight a few examples of recently developed programs that show great promise.

Programs for Girls in Juvenile Justice

Despite years of research showing that girls require a special kind of programming, here remains a lack of innovative, effective programs for girls in trouble.

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