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Pre-judging the individual guilt of the Santa Cruz 15-year-old accused of murdering a child is not just, and judging all 15-year-olds as mentally incompetent is not science.
Rhetoric blaming youth for destruction in Baltimore reinforces America’s troubling historical narrative against the young and poor.
Pacific Standard Magazine highlights research by CJCJ's Mike Males on the role of poverty in causing youth crime.
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.
Senior Research Fellow explores the concept of the debtor's prison in this CJCJ blog.
Senior Researcher Randy Shelden discusses wealth and income inequality in this CJCJ blog.
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males is featured in Reuters discussing youth crime and poverty.
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.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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