Category: Criminology

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.

Day of the Demagogue: Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities

Day of the Demagogue: Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities

—Tanya Golash-Boza
Should Donald Trump or Ted Cruz win the presidency, they are guaranteed to make life hell for millions of undocumented human beings living in and working extremely hard in this country, and their plans would fail dismally — but that failure would undoubtedly prove to be a horror all its own.

Race, ethnicity, and policing

Last year, the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers—the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City—sparked… READ MORE