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...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.
This is the first in a series of blogs adapted from the 4th edition of Youth Gangs in American Society by Shelden along with Sharon Tracy and William Brown (Cengage, 2013).
Treating people who come from places where gangs proliferate as gang members themselves only perpetuates the cycle, Maccallair said.
A couple of interesting news stories appeared today in the Los Angeles Times. The first one is titled “Forbes' tally of billionaires jumps 16%; Buffett drops in list.” The second is called “Nearly half of Americans are one emergency from financial ruin.”
As I have written before jails have been largely reserved for the poor and at one time in history words like jails and poorhouses (along with workhouses and prisons) were used interchangeably.
Kid janitors don't solve poverty Politico, December 7, 2011
An examination of the political and social elements of the prison industrial complex.
A study of San Francisco's practice of policing homelessness. Our Officers and Deputies are highly trained individuals, but they can not be expected to protect us from poverty.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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