Category Archives: criminal justice

The Throwaways—April 25, Harrisburg

An award-winning film that “courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and profiling of poor people of color” Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow” Free Public Screening: Saturday, April 25, 2015 … Continue reading

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Death Penalty Opposition Intensifies

Posted at http://ncronline.org/news/politics/death-penalty-opposition-intensifies Laura Peredo, president of Ravens Respect Life at Benedictine College of Atchinson, Kan., speaks at a news conference in the rotunda of the Kansas Capitol in Topeka March 17. Peredo was one of a group of Kansas … Continue reading

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Take a Stand Against the Revictimization Relief Act—May 4, Harrisburg

From Decarcerate PA (http://www.decarceratepa.info/): On May 4th, Decarcerate PA and allies will travel to Harrisburg to take a stand against the Revictimization Relief Act, a law designed to silence incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Join us on the Capitol steps … Continue reading

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The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice

In The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice (http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/politics-international-relations/american-government-politics-and-policy/political-roots-racial-tracking-american-criminal-justice), Colgate University political science professor Nina M. Moore examines why the policy process has failed to redress longstanding racial disparities in the American justice system. Moore begins by … Continue reading

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Analysis Shows Broad Variation in Nationwide Incarceration Trends

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): The Sentencing Project has unveiled a new analysis (http://sentencingproject.org/detail/news.cfm?news_id=1921&id=17) that reveals broad variation in nationwide incarceration trends. This comparative analysis of recent changes in state and federal prison populations contextualizes the scale and timing of … Continue reading

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Decriminalizing School Discipline: Why Black Males Matter

Published on Monday, April 06, 2015 by Education Week By Tyrone Howard Recent events in Ferguson, Mo., Cleveland, and New York City have ignited a series of debates about the lives of black males in the United States and how … Continue reading

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High Number of Philadelphia Police Shootings “Part of a Larger Pattern”

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-03-27/civil-rights/high-number-of-philadelphia-police-shootings-part-of-a-larger-pattern/a45386-1 March 27, 2015 – Dan Heyman, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – A Justice Department report that found a high number of shootings by Philadelphia police confirms what critics have been … Continue reading

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Picking Cotton: How an Innocent Man Got a Life Sentence—March 24, Aston

Best-selling author comes to Newmann University on March 24 She was raped. She identified her attacker. She was wrong. Jennifer Thompson was a 22-year-old college senior in 1984 when she was brutally raped in her apartment. As the attacker held a … Continue reading

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Racial Differences in Drug Arrest Rates Cannot Be Explained by Drug Offending or Community Contexts

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): In “Race Differences in Drug Offending and Drug Distribution Arrests,” published in Crime & Delinquency, Ojmarrh Mitchell and Michael Caudy evaluate three prominent explanations for racial and ethnic disparities in drug arrests: differences in the … Continue reading

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Girls in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): Compendium of Suspension Trends for Grades K-12 A new report from the Civil Rights Project at University of California, Los Angeles examines national trends in the 3.5 million public school suspensions during the 2011-2012 school … Continue reading

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