The Economist, 02.08.2014
Us and them Israel and the world
The pummelling of Gaza has cost Israel sympathy not just in Europe, but also among Americans. Israelis are debating how to respond
El Salvador's gang problem: the truth behind the truce
Will El Salvador's new president deploy state or civil society to address the recent spikes in violence, as politics threaten to unravel the wary truce between the country's gangs?
Carlos A. Rosales
University of Michigan Health, 11.08.2014
School violence, gun-related injury among top 10 child health concerns nationally
Childhood obesity still at the top in annual top 10 list of childhood health concerns, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health
Washington Post, 11.08.2014
How to fix the flaws in the Global Terrorism Database and why it matters
Robert Pape, Keven Ruby, Vincent Bauer and Gentry Jenkins
How the Mainstream Media Helped Kill Michael Brown
The day after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by an unnamed cop in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, local outlet Riverfront Times ran a blog post with details of Brown's character and life.
Sniffing out billions in US currency smuggled across the border to Mexico
Criminals are smuggling an estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency into Mexico each year from the United States, but help could be on the way for border guards, researchers will report here today. The answer to the problem: a portable device that identifies specific vapors given off by U.S. paper money.
ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same neurocognitive deficits
Study suggests ways to treat these deficits before the psychiatric symptoms develop
Michigan State University, 12.08.2014
Scared of crime? Good.
In the past half-century, fear of crime in the United States has fueled “white flight” from big cities, become known as a quality of life issue and prompted scholars and law enforcement experts to address ways of reducing this fear.
The Guardian, 12.08.2014
Outrage follows Baltimore's 'deeply flawed' youth curfew decision
Law passed to try to help reduce violent crime and juvenile arrests, but critics say curfews are ineffective and discriminatory
The Atlantic, 12.08.2014
When Wilderness Boot Camps Take Tough Love Too Far
Troubled teens are occasionally sent to corrective outdoor programs, where they hike for days or perform manual labor. But some parents are saying the physical exertion verges on abuse.
The Atlantic, 12.08.2014
Echoes of Michael Brown's Death in St. Louis' Racially Charged Past
The shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old by police on Saturday is part of a long history of violence toward African Americans in the Midwestern city.
Peers, but Not Peer Pressure, Key to Prescription Drug Misuse Among Young Adults
American Sociological Association (ASA)
Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse for a Child Than Divorce or Death of a Parent
Citations American Sociological Association
Study Suggests Federal Law to Combat Use of ‘Club Drugs’ Has Done More Harm Than Good
Citations American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2014
The Atlantic, 13.08.2014
Life With Legal Weed
A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado
Washington Post, 13.08.2014
What caused the Ferguson riot exists in so many other cities, too
We must change how we're policing poor, black communities.
Upgrading electronic monitoring, downgrading probation
Upgrading electronic monitoring, downgrading probation: Reconfiguring ‘offender management’ in England and Wales
Mass layoffs linked to increased teen suicide attempts
In states with mass layoffs, a rise in girls' suicide plans and black teens' suicide attempts
Mother Jones, 14.08.2014
Whites Favor Harsh Sentencing Policies After Seeing Images of Black Prisoners
A new study suggests that increased public awareness of criminal justice disparities could prove counterproductive.
Ferguson and the power of a free Internet
In a piece posted to The Message collection on Medium today, University of North Carolina professor Zeynep Tufekci reveals how issues of net neutrality are altering the news coming out of Ferguson, Mo.
Young People of Color Mistrust Police and Legal System, Report Finds
Black youth are far more likely than other young people to have negative experiences with the police, and believe overwhelmingly that the American legal system does not treat all groups equally, according to a new report from the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago.
New York Times online, 15.08.2014
Military Training and Technology for Police May Actually Cut Risk
Eugene O'Donnell is a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was an officer in the New York Police Department, a prosecutor with the district attorneys' offices in Brooklyn and Queens, and a police academy instructor.
New York Times, 15.08.2014
Surplus Military Gear Is Good for Police and Taxpayers
Louis Anemone was chief of department of the New York Police Department from 1995 to 1999 and is the principal of Anemone Consulting.
Questions hound Maine program: How do you know they won't kill again?
The Guardian, 15.08.2014
Sometimes it’s good to talk – even to ‘terrorists’
If there is to be any sort of lasting peace, both sides in this Gaza conflict have to think about each other differently
The Atlantic, 16.08.2014
How ISIS Games Twitter
The militant group that conquered northern Iraq is deploying a sophisticated social-media strategy.
What kind of prison might the inmates design?
Some of their models are fanciful — individual cells with Internet connections and even outdoor decks exist in Norway but aren't likely to become part of U.S. prison design any time soon
Pacific Standard, 18.08.2014
Punished for Being Poor: The Problem With Using Big Data in the Justice System
Correctional departments use data-driven analyses because it’s easier and cheaper than individual assessments. But at what cost?
University of Cincinnati, 18.08.2014
Life After Prison: UC Research Analyzes Ex-Offenders' Stigma Management
A UC Blue Ash College sociology professor presents his findings at a national conference after conducting research that included interviews with 60 former inmates.
Neglected boys may turn into violent adolescents
Parents who physically neglect their boys may increase the risk that they will raise violent adolescents, according to Penn State sociologists.
University of Illinois at Urbana, 19.08.2014
Many solve civil justice problems on their own, rarely involving attorneys, says study
It’s not concerns about the cost that keep many people from getting help with civil justice problems, says Rebecca Sandefur, a professor of sociology and of law at Illinois, in a new report.
Himal Magazine, 19.08.2014
The price of honour
A culture of impunity allows perpetrators of honour killings to escape justice in Pakistan.
The Guardian, 20.08.2014
Ferguson riots may seem similar to those in UK in 2011 – but there are stark contrasts
As Mark Duggan's death proved in 2011, distrust of police easily sparks rioting but there are also key differences with US policing
Proposed family violence name and shame laws fall short, lawyers say
Victorian family law experts say legislation won’t improve victims’ support services and could hinder offenders’ rehabilitation
Domestic violence: 'Controlling behavior is abuse and it's time we criminalised it'
Today, Theresa May announced a consultation to look at strengthening the law against psychological abuse. Polly Neate, chief executive of Women's Aid, welcomes the move - and says we need to help women get justice for mental, as well as physical, harm
Huffington Post, 20.08.2014
New Stanford Criminal Justice Study Right, But Incomplete and Misleading
Dean of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Professor of Public Policy & Political Science, Senior Fellow at the FrameWorks Institute
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.
Huffington Post, 22.08.2014
How to Rationalize the Deaths of Unarmed Black Men at the Hands of Police: It's the Narrative, Stupid
Phillip Martin Sr. Investigative Reporter WGBH Radio Boston; Sr. Fellow Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Executive Editor Lifted Veils Productions
Journalist Claims to Find Islamic State Training Camp Using Google
In the end it was a bridge that gave away the militants.
The Conversation UK, 22.08.2014
International law is inadequate when it comes to protecting journalists from savagery
The vicious execution of US journalist James Foley by militants of the Islamic State deepens the concern that international law and diplomacy may be ill-equipped to address crimes against media workers…
James Foley beheading: London rapper turned jihadist believed to be under investigation for murder of journalist in Syria
The Spectator, 23.08.2014
What we don't know about Ferguson, Missouri
Michael Brown's death and the disorder that has followed are being seen through two specious narratives. We won't see the real truth until the trial – if then
The Spectator, 23.08.2014
The Islamic State and the land of lost gods
From the dawn of civilisation, the Fertile Crescent has been a cradle to strange and fascinating sects. Not any more
Irish Independent, 24.08.2014
Young, vulnerable women
being groomed for jihad
Jihadists of the Islamic State are using social media to attract female brides and fighters, writes Carol Hunt
South China Morning, 24.08.2014
'Terrorist whisperer' Noor Huda Ismail helps rehabilitate Islamic militants
Noor Huda Ismail sees extremists as people on a path he might have taken himself
Huffington Post, 25.08.2014
The Islamic State Panic
Michael Brenner Senior Fellow, the Center for Transatlantic Relations; Professor of International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
University at Buffalo, 26.08.2014
Study finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke potStudy finds less domestic violence among married couples who smoke pot
The Independent, 26.08.2014
Boris Johnson's proposal for British fighters in Syria and Iraq is dangerous and counterproductive
Treating all foreign fighters as terrorists risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy
Shiraz Maher and Peter R. Neumann
BBC News, 27.08.2014
When we look, we find
The sexual abuse of children was, until relatively recently in Britain, a subject rarely discussed in public. Now, hardly a day goes by without some new horror hitting the headlines.
Gamblers are greedy bird-brains, University of Warwick research finds
Gamblers show the same tendencies as pigeons when they make risky decisions, new research has shown.
Daily Mail, 27.08.2014
Real-life Breaking Bad: The incredible story of how a 'cool cat' science professor 'led a double-life as a gun-toting, Harley-riding, biker gang meth
Insurance News, 27.08.2014
ISACA Releases European Guidance on Cybersecurity
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Aug. 26 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release:
The Guardian, 28.08.2014
'Culture of denial' leaving UK children at risk of serious abuse
Deputy children's commissioner Sue Berelowitz says, despite Rotherham and gang violence cases elsewhere, police and authorities are practising 'wilful blindness'