Articles tagged criminal justice

‘Out in the Night’: The Case of the New Jersey 4

First, the women are black and second, they're lesbians, and once the term "gang" is applied by media and used by prosecutors, their legal charges become felonies.

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‘Riot in Cell Block 11’ Has the Courage to Ask Important Questions

Will America's prison system ever change? Or is meant to keep America’s caste system in place?

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21 Mar 2014 // 1:15 AM

Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment

In the last 20 years, America’s incarceration rates have risen 500 percent. Sentences are harsh, prisons are overcrowded, life inside is dangerous, and rehabilitation programs don't work. Do we want our prisons to be this way?

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The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America

Eminent criminologists make a compelling case for why America's 40 year embrace of the punitive spirit has been morally bankrupt and endangered public safety.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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