Randall G. Shelden, Criminologist
Delinquency & Juvenile Justice
UNLV Student's Page revised
"Today, more than half of the $80 billion spent annually on incarceration by government agencies is used to pay the thousands of vendors that serve the criminal legal system. They are healthcare providers, food suppliers, and commissary merchants, among others. And many have devised strategies to extract billions more from the directly impacted communities supporting their incarcerated loved ones."
A must see video: Slavery by Another Name: http://www.slaverybyanothername.com/pbs-film/
Speaking of Slavery check this out: America Was Built On Slavery and It Was Much Worse Than You Might Imagine
Crime Mapping in Los Angeles: http://projects.latimes.com/mapping-la/crime/
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!27 children removed from Montana treatment facility over allegations of 'egregious' abuse
NEW! A revolutionary development: San Francisco calls for juvenile hall closure in favor of community-based alternatives; Follow-up on Closure of Juvenile Hall: http://www.cjcj.org/news/12584
Racism is alive and well today: Alabama Newspaper Publisher Calls On KKK To Get The Ropes And ‘Clean Up D.C.’
Here's something related to the Flint water crisis. Water is a world-wide issue: https://businessconnectworld.com/2017/11/16/water-scarcity-problem-thats-destroying-countries/
Another update on Flint: Lead in Flint's water linked to decline in birth rate
City Wants to Police Sagging Pants - only in America!
UNICEF report on children's well-being: https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/rc11_eng.pdf
A must read!
Part of what Fromm wrote about:Trump Supporters Call For 'Liberal Genocide' and Deportation of Jews at Arizona Rally
A Year Later, Unfiltered Flint Tap Water Is Still Unsafe To Drink
The Lessons of California for Juvenile Justice Reform
Boycott, Divest and Sanction Corporations That Feed on Prisons
Mike Males on the ineffectiveness of youth curfews
Mike Males critiques "brain science" argument: Enough Nonsense on Youthful (In)competence
Kids suffering in Flint - several stories related to bad water (see my commentary):
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®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
Related stories: How They Got Their Guns; Weapons in San Bernardino Shootings Were Legally Obtained;
See how the GOP responded:GOP Blocks vote on gun law: Tough Talk and a Cowardly Vote on Terrorism
Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus
Everyone should read this: http://www.msnbc.com/interactives/geography-of-poverty/ne.html
Kids challenge ignorant state legislators! You must watch this! http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/students-persist-despite-lawmaker-failings-417136195647
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
Two new commentaries by Mike Males addresses myths about kids:
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.
Excellent piece my Mike Males: CNN, “Experts” Reiterate the Press’s Ethic: It’s OK to Lie about Kids
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
Two Poverty Related Items addresses big myths about the Poor
Paul Krugman: A War on the Poor
Dave Johnson: Six Myths About Food Stamps
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
To all who watch CSI programs, read this: The Real CSI: How America's Patchwork System of Death Investigations Puts the Living At Risk
Your Tax Dollars at Work (7/9/19)
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