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Randall G. Shelden, Criminologist

 

 

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Special Announcements

 

Prison: The Hidden Sentence: http://prisonthehiddensentence.com/

 

 

 A must see video: Slavery by Another Name: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAJLSpUXawE&feature=youtu.be

 

Speaking of Slavery check this out:  America Was Built On Slavery and It Was Much Worse Than You Might Imagine

 

Death of Jerome Miller

 

Sign this petition for Michael DiVicino: http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/free-Michael-divicino

Read my recent letter to the governor of California: Michael DiVicino

 

Locking up immigrants for profit - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFYzVSOVii8

 

Background variables such as race and family income/education predicts who graduates from college.  This is a good read: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/magazine/who-gets-to-graduate.html

 

Study makes reference to the correlation between religious belief and various measures of social dysfunction including homicides, the proportion of people incarcerated, infant mortality, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage births, abortions, corruption, income inequality, etc.  Religion’s Smart People Problem: The Shaky Intellectual Foundation for Belief

 

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

 

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

 

NEW!!! Charter School Insiders Now Admit Public Education Can't Be Remade In Wall St.'s Image

 

NEW!!!  Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison

 

NEW!!! Mike Males critiques "brain science" argument: Enough Nonsense on Youthful (In)competence

 

NEW!!! Kids suffering in Flint - several stories related to bad water (see my commentary):

 

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/34307-brain-damage-children-suffer-the-consequences-of-anti-regulation-in-michigan

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/us/flint-michigan-lead-water-crisis.html?_r=0

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/bad-decisions-broken-promises-timeline-flint-water-crisis-n499641

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flint-lead-water-crisis-michigan-governor-rick-snyder-e-mails-reveal-details/

 

The 2015 Corporate Rap Sheet

 

A Child Is Shot To Death Every Other Day In The U.S.

 

 

Gunmaker Smith & Wesson up almost 100% in 2015

 

Which States Expanded Gun Rights After Sandy Hook School Massacre

 

San Bernardino Massacre: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/us/san-bernardino-shooting.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

 

Related stories: How They Got Their Guns; Weapons in San Bernardino Shootings Were Legally Obtained;

In Other Countries, You’re as Likely to Be Killed by a Falling Object as by a Gun; NRA donations to politicians

 

See how the GOP responded: GOP Blocks vote on gun law: Tough Talk and a Cowardly Vote on Terrorism

 

 

 

Mike Males: Misdirected Juvenile Justice Consensus Creates Backwards Policy

 

Why Does America Arrest So Many People—And How Can We Stop It?

 

Criminals Should Get Same Leniency as Corporations, Judge Says

 

We’re now averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

 

Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus

 

General Motors will pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to its flawed ignition switch that has been tied to at least 124 deaths.

 

Texas student says he’s falsely accused of making ‘hoax bomb’ and then withdraws from school

 

Suit Alleges Scheme in Criminal Costs Borne by New Orleans’s Poor

 

Everyone should read this: http://www.msnbc.com/interactives/geography-of-poverty/ne.html

 

How Sports, Military, Police and the Security Industry, Mixed with Trauma, Creates Modern Dangerous Macho Men

 

Kids challenge ignorant state legislators!  You must watch this! http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/students-persist-despite-lawmaker-failings-417136195647

 

Debra Jean Milke, Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row, has murder case tossed

 

Ohio court awards wrongly imprisoned man over $1 million

 

4 Numbers That Prove America Is a Deeply Messed Up Place

 

State to close juvenile correctional facility north of Las Vegas - see old commentary I wrote: Close Summit View

Now they want to reopen it again!

 

This is no joke Proposal to Allow Guns in Day Care Centers and Schools in Nevada - See my commentary

 

 

8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

 

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:

 

Let Them Eat Lead (2/1/16)

 

The Gun Business, Part II (11/13/15)

 

The Business of Guns (10/12/15)

 

Corporations Kill (9/26/15)

 

Two Nations, One Black, One White, Separate and Unequal (5/18/15)

 

Proposal to Allow Guns in Day Care Centers and Schools in Nevada (3/10/15)

From Selma to Ferguson (1/27/15)

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:

Policing Black Communities: From Selma to Ferguson (10/15/15)

Profits over People: Offenders in High Places (9/26/15)

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