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Madam Foreman: A Rush to Judgment?

In the words of jury foreman Armanda Cooley, jurors Marsha Rubin-Jackson and Carrie Bess, and a cast of five other former jurors are the answers to the questions that the nation has been asking since the controversial verdict that freed O.J. 10 more words


Why I won't be taking The Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s great that the Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) has raised $88.5million, it’s great that it’s raised awareness, and it’s great that many people have found joy in philanthropy. 446 more words


A Reading List from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention posted a reading list on their Facebook page today.  It’s called Books for Survivors.  Here are some of the books: 620 more words

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Ph.D help

I will update this list when I find helpful articles and blogs.

As you know from reading the blog I think it’s crucial to develop a supportive and inspiring cohort of Ph.D researchers. 133 more words


Okay, This Is Just Ridiculous

One of my pet issues is the many stupid ways society and the state handles minors who color outside the lines, so to speak, especially when it comes to criminal behavior.  1,067 more words


The Ferguson Syllabus: A Reading List on Racial Injustice

I noticed that a group called Sociologists for Justice has formed in response to the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Their website says: 327 more words

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A Plea for Police-Academic Relationships

Early in my career, I envisioned a police department in which the officers would become experts in human behavior, relational experts. This is what I experienced in my years in Minneapolis. 906 more words