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Cato Institute: Punishment without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal

Featuring the author Alexandra Natapoff, Professor of Law and co-chair, Center in Law, Society, and Culture, University of California–Irvine; moderated by Jonathan Blanks, Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. 251 more words

Criminal Justice

PAP govt one up up on repressive central Asian republic?

In S’pore, a few years ago, a person was arrested for holding a mirror. So did someone from Kazakhstan study our laws and decide to imitate us? 990 more words

Political Governance

Antonio, Dawn, and AJ Armstrong

Videos

  1. A.J. ARMSTRONG: Houston teen accused of killing parents gives his side
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      • “It’s…. it’s been really hard,” A.J. said, breaking down in tears. “It’s not even the fact of just dealing with not having my parents anymore.
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Humanity

Quick hits (part I)

1) Matt Yglesias‘ essay on why it is important to pay members of Congress and their staff a lot more is really great.  You should read it!  4,460 more words

Politics

"There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech"

Did Minister Shan say this?

No. But he could have and still may soon. Or some other minister may say it, if Shan is taking a break, because this is the philosophy behind the new law. 444 more words

Political Governance

My View: Criminal justice system must work for young people

At 17 years old, I shot a gun into a car during an act of road rage. Many things led to this incident — being involved in a gang since 13, growing up without a father, and feeling isolated as the only Asian student in class. 21 more words

Portland Tribune

Reflections on teaching ‘justice’

Judge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court

In the midst of the marking mountain (currently at Everest base camp), it is nice to reflect on another aspect of my role as a lecturer in criminology – teaching. 984 more words

Criminology