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Ban the Box

Imagine if your college admissions depended on the worst mistake you’ve ever made. Would you still have applied? Would you still have been accepted? Many school and job applications require certain people to disclose this type of information by having them check a box if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime– and for the nearly… 468 more words

Quick hits

1) NYT on the divisions in the NC Republican Party.  We’ll know just how divided it actually is when the Senate primary occurs next month. 433 more words

Politics

Youth and Juvenile Justice

 

In the many years I have studied issues related to criminology and criminal justice, I have rarely studied issues specific to youth until now. As I researched and read article after article I quickly discovered that youth populations face similar issues to those of adult populations in the criminal justice system. 880 more words

Waarom had Wall Street beter moeten weten?

In Amerika is de laatste decennia werk gemaakt van het strafrechtelijk vervolgen van witteboordencriminelen. Regelmatig worden lange gevangenisstraffen opgelegd. ‘Wall Street’ is echter nooit vervolgd voor de frauduleuze praktijken en de miljardenschade en de kredietcrisis die daaruit volgden. 772 more words

Nederlands

The Cops Who Killed Ramarley Graham Walk Free (#NOJUSTICE)

  • ColorOfChange.Org  is urging the United States Department of Justice to hold New York cop Richard Haste accountable for killing an unarmed teenager inside of his home.
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Racism

"Everyone Should Have That"

“Education is a building block for everyone…for people who just got out of prison, education is the key to unlocking a successful future.”

Jeffrey Deskovic’s high school experience was cut short when he was sent to prison at 16 years old for a crime he did not commit. 480 more words