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Randall G. Shelden, Criminologist

 

 

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Special Announcements

 

NEW!!  Los Angeles Times Special on the Wrongfully Convicted: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-exoneree-national-20141220-story.html#page=1

 

 

NEW!! So much has been written about police shootings that I decided to create a new category under "special topics" called "Police Abuse of Power."  Scroll down the left side of this page.

 

NEW!!  Poems Related to Police by UNLV Graduate Student Tanesha L. Q Buckley

 

 

Student resources for mental health issues: http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/

 

Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice (4th edition) - Click on "books" on left side

 

Veterans in the Criminal Justice System - new research (click on "Veterans & Crime" on left side) and see my commentary

 

A must see - Why Washington is corrupt. http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/07/opinion/lessig-washington-corruption/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

   

Crime Mapping in Los Angeles: http://projects.latimes.com/mapping-la/crime/

Within South L.A.'s killing zone, a haven from violence

   See also this interactive map of homicides:   http://projects.latimes.com/homicide-report/blog/page/1/

 

Update: LA Homicide: South Vermont Avenue: L.A. County’s ‘death alley’

 

In the News

 

Black Female Victims Ignored by Media

 

30 of the Most Violent Exhortations from the Bible, Torah and Quran

 

The Ten Commandments had no influence on American law: 5 Things the Religious Right Needs to Learn About the 10 Commandments

 

Someone quoted Anatole France: Equality before the law doesn’t mean justice will be done

 

The Central Park Five's Long Legal Nightmare Ends As Judge Approves $41 Million Settlement

 

Justice Department to investigate Ferguson Police Department

 

 

Scientists Discover the Fascinating Psychological Reason Why Conservatives Are…Conservative

 

A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson

 

Ferguson Shooting - a collection of news stories

 

Street interviews in Ferguson revealing - watch video:

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25785-ferguson-police-profiling-of-blacks-a-major-funding-source-for-city-budget

 

 

John Oliver's Brilliant Rant on Why Police Must Have Their Military 'Toys' Taken Away

http://www.alternet.org/print/video/video-john-olivers-brilliant-rant-why-police-must-have-their-military-toys-taken-away

 

 

Commentary on the Supreme Court Case continues:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/04/04

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/04/john-roberts-campaign-finance_n_5086235.html

http://www.demos.org/publication/mccutcheon-money-projected-impact-striking-aggregate-contribution-limits

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/mccutcheon_opens_floodgates_for_1_percent_to_spend_millions_20140403

 

 

 

 

A rather shocking video! http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/26/no-charges-for-michigan-cops-who-fatally-shot-homeless-man-11-times-over-stolen-coffee/

 

 

Two new commentaries by Mike Males addresses myths about kids:

         Only Certain Young Victims Matter; Millions of new dollars to fight Chicago "youth violence" -- but no new ideas

 

6 Companies That Make Their Money Ensnaring People In Our Prison System

 

An Update: Remains of 55 bodies found near former Florida reform school (for previous stories about this click on "Delinquency and Juvenile Justice" (above left corner of page) and scroll down.

 

How Private Probation Companies Make Money From the Americans They Trap in the Criminal Justice System

 

Excellent piece my Mike Males: CNN, “Experts” Reiterate the Press’s Ethic: It’s OK to Lie about Kids

 

Study shows increase in religious-related violence

 

Walking While Black - Basketball players again!

 

Half of all black men arrested, study shows: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/half-of-blacks-arrested-23_n_4549620.html

 

Standing While Black: 3 Black Students Arrested for Waiting for School Bus

16-Year-Old Jailed at Rikers for 3 Years Without Trial

 

Two Poverty Related Items addresses big myths about the Poor

 

       Paul Krugman: A War on the Poor

      Dave Johnson: Six Myths About Food Stamps

 

The Public Health Cost of Gun Violence

 

Use of tough federal sentencing laws varies widely nationwide

 

New study reveals that rich kids make huge progress in educational attainment which poor kids fall further behind: No Rich Child Left Behind

 

Registry tallies over 2,000 wrongful convictions since 1989

 

 

Mentally challenged man freed 14 years after false confession

 

To all who watch CSI programs, read this: The Real CSI: How America's Patchwork System of Death Investigations Puts the Living At Risk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commentaries:

Ferguson Redux: The Fire This Time (11/26/14)

 

The Sixties Have Returned in Ferguson

(10/15/14)

 

 

Eugenics: a theory that refuses to die

(9/7/14)

 

Ferguson and the militarization of the police

(8/20/14)

 

Apartheid Schooling (5/24/14)

 

Court Rules that Plutocracy is OK  (4/23/14)

 

Eight year Old Girl Not “Feminine” Enough for Christian School (3/29/14)

 

What Goes Around, Comes Around

(1/30/14)

 

 

Being a Young Black Basketball Player is Dangerous to Your Health (1/19/14)

 

 

Archives

Research Articles:

The American Legislative Exchange Council (11/16/11)

Punishment for Sale (11/7/10)

From Poorhouses to Jails: Same Function, Different Time (4/27/10)

Our Punitive Society (11/11/09)

Exit Exams, the Prison Pipeline and Getting Tough Anyway (11/9/09)

Conservative, Liberal and Radical Views of Crime (9/17/09) - revised and updated on 2/20/11