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JJIE: Juvenile Justice Can Be Reformed Without Invoking Old Prejudices

Individualized justice, economic equality and factual accuracy should supply the science driving reform, not century-old biodeterminism.

Another Dimension to “Black Lives Matter”

When it comes to police shooting unarmed suspects, white lives and older lives appear to matter more than Black, Latino, and young lives.

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.

New Centers for Disease Control report shows U.S. officials still won’t address gun violence

Political leaders prefer relying on remedial programs rather than confronting widespread poverty and inequality.

Disgraceful Rhetoric from Baltimore

Rhetoric blaming youth for destruction in Baltimore reinforces America’s troubling historical narrative against the young and poor.

CJCJ in the news: It’s Poverty, Not the 'Teenage Brain,' That Causes the Most Youth Crime

Pacific Standard Magazine highlights research by CJCJ's Mike Males on the role of poverty in causing youth crime.

Scapegoating the Poor

The story of a single working mother who faces a decade in prison for allowing her daughter to play in a park unsupervised demonstrates our foolish reliance on incarceration and punishment as a way to poverty. 

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.

Why not a war on child poverty?

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males is featured in Reuters discussing youth crime and poverty.

President Obama to Youth of Color: You’re on Your Own

Mike Males critiques the President's new My Brother's Keeper initiative, asking why the federal government is not investing in measures to reduce youth poverty.

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California Sentencing
Institute (CASI)

Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.

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