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Marijuana: California's Black "Criminal (In)justice System"
Two provocative papers issued by CJCJ this month find that despite racial progress in other areas, American authorities' historical campaign to associate taboo drugs, particularly marijuana, with "Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos," and other minorities (U.S. Commissioner of Narcotics Harry Anslinger, 1936) remains powerful in 2010. CJCJ's first paper analyzes new criminal justice, health, and drug monitoring agency statistics to document that California operates a separate, harshly unequal…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 7, Number 1 - Spring 2010
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Toward A More Policy-Relevant National Drug Control Strategy Online Harassment and Victimization of College Students My Mother, My Hero: A personal reflection on domestic violence Attitudes Towards Megan's Law and Juvenile Sex Offenders "Don't Worry, It's Just a Tool": Enacting Selectively Enforced Laws Such as Curfew Laws Targeting Only the Bad Guys From the editor By Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D. and Randall G. Shelden, M.A., Ph.D. From the…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 6, Number 1 - Spring 2009
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor The Myth of a Fair Criminal Justice System The Imprisonment Insights of Female Inmates: Identity & Cognitive Shifts for Exiting a Criminal Lifestyle Predictors of recidivism across major age groups of parolees in Texas Incentives and Obstacles to Drug Court Implementation: Observations of Drug Court Judges and Administrators Criminal Record Policies and Private Employers From the editor By Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D., and Randall G. Shelden,…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 1, Number 1 - Summer 2001
(ISSN 1530-3012 ) From the editor Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1: August 2001 From the editor By Daniel Macallair, MPA Editorial Statement Manuscripts submitted to the Justice Policy Journal cannot have been published elsewhere, including the Internet. They cannot be under consideration by another journal or publication outlet. Upon publication, author(s) must sign a Copyright Agreement with the Justice Policy Journal. Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1:…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 1, Number 2 - Spring 2003
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 2: Spring 2003 From the editor By Daniel Macallair, MPA Editorial Statement Manuscripts submitted to JPJ cannot have been published elsewhere, including the internet. They cannot be under consideration by another journal or publication outlet. Upon publication, authors must sign a copyright agreement with the Justice Policy Journal . Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 2: Spring 2003 By Edward…
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime KQED Radio, September 14, 2006
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime KQED Forum, September 14, 2006
Questions Surround SF Midnight Curfew
Questions Surround SF Midnight Curfew ABC7 Evening News, September 13, 2006
Off Balance: Youth, Race & Crime in the News

The overwhelming evidence is that in the aggregate, crime coverage is not reflecting an accurate picture ofwho the victims and perpetrators are.  

Three Strikes: The New Apartheid

As politically expedient "get tough" stances have monopolized the debate on crime, political one-upsmanship has produced the most punitive, expensive and racially disparate criminal justice policies in the state's history.

Race and America's Criminal Justice System

A 1995 discussion of race and the criminal justice system in America.

Three Strikes: The Unintended Victims

A case history project of people receiving three strikes sentences.

Racial Disparities in The Charging of Los Angeles County's Third "Strike" Cases

In 1994, African-Americans were 17 times more likely to be subject to California's three strikes law, according to LA Public Defender data.

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