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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
Individualized justice, economic equality and factual accuracy should supply the science driving reform, not century-old biodeterminism.
When it comes to police shooting unarmed suspects, white lives and older lives appear to matter more than Black, Latino, and young lives.
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.
Political leaders prefer relying on remedial programs rather than confronting widespread poverty and inequality.
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.
Make a difference to youth and adults trying to get their lives back on track.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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