Category: Criminology

An Ambiguous Apology from Michael Bloomberg Might Perpetuate Misunderstanding of Stop-and-Frisk

An Ambiguous Apology from Michael Bloomberg Might Perpetuate Misunderstanding of Stop-and-Frisk

—Michael D. White and Henry F. Fradella
Widespread use of SQF as a crime control strategy not only led to violations of citizens’ constitutional rights, but also strained police-community relationships, damaged police legitimacy, and generated significant emotional, psychological, and physical consequences to citizens, especially those of racial or ethnic minority backgrounds

Mobilizing Threat

Mobilizing Threat

—Greg Prieto
Avoidance and isolation offer immigrants short term protection from the reach of law enforcement, but also form a barrier to participation in the form of agency that is most likely to deliver long term relief: social movement organizing.

Prosecutors, John Oliver, and Criminal Justice Reform

Prosecutors, John Oliver, and Criminal Justice Reform

—Daniel S. Medwed
Earlier this month, John Oliver did a segment on the work of American prosecutors, including their nearly unbridled power to charge people with crimes, choose whether to disclose evidence, and offer plea bargains. Daniel Medwed reflects on the changes since the publication of his 2012 book Prosecution Complex. Get the ebook on Amazon now for only $1.99.

Life beyond bars

Life beyond bars

—Marieke Liem and Jan Banning
What happens after decades of confinement, including prolonged periods in solitary confinement? How do former prisoners fare after their release?

The Price of Freedom in Orange Is the New Black

The Price of Freedom in Orange Is the New Black

—Jill A. McCorkel
Season three of Orange is the New Black introduced us to a new character, one that you won’t find on listed among the show’s cast or analyzed in any detail on the many blogs devoted to the series. The character in question is Management & Correction Corporation (MCC), the private corporation that receives a contract from the feds to take over day-to-day operations of Litchfield prison.

Hate crime and anti-immigrant “talk”

Hate crime and anti-immigrant “talk”

—Jeannine Bell
Many tellings of the Civil Rights Movement story omit how ferociously white individuals and institutions resisted the change that black activists demanded.