Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Freddie Gray

How should we understand the violence, counterviolence and civil unrest that mark the current era in American policing? And, based on this understanding, what can we do to stop it? Rather than focus on the characteristics...

Not many people in the United States can identify that their occupation includes “an element of personal danger.” This, however, is a component of the job description for police officers across the country. It is...
Trump

Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for the presidency in a speech destined to be remembered by history as the “I am your voice” speech – a phrase that Trump repeated several times to...
Policing

The use of lethal force by police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge has once again sparked protests over the violent dynamic between citizens and the police. The ideal today is “democratic policing,” a concept...
Opiod

Lawmakers meet today to try to finalize legislation to solve the nation’s opioid crisis. It’s an issue that The Conversation has been covering for many months. How can it be that nearly half a million...
mass shootings

America has experienced yet another mass shooting. This time at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. It is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. As a criminologist, I have reviewed recent research in hopes...
Broadband

There is a well-documented “digital divide” between rural and urban areas when it comes to broadband access. As of 2015, 74 percent of households in urban areas of the U.S. had residential broadband connections,...

Last year the Institute of Museum and Library Services offered a catchy statistic: the United States has more museums than all the Starbucks and McDonald’s combined. It’s easy to understand why cities will leap at...

The University of California at Berkeley recently announced a financial restructuring due to mounting structural deficits, including a US$150 million shortfall in the current budget year. All areas of university’s operations – academic, administrative...

Since William Smith’s publication of the first geologic map of England in 1815, geologists have used maps to show the distribution and character of rocks at the Earth’s surface, and display their interpretations of...
Flint Water Tower

Without effective treatment steps to control corrosion, Flint’s water leached high levels of lead from the city’s pipes By Michael Torrice When Virginia Tech researchers tested the water in LeeAnne Walters’s home in Flint, Mich., this...
California Prison system

On January 27, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a voter initiative to reform sentencing in the state. The initiative seeks to reintroduce parole hearings and early releases. If it passes, nonviolent felons will come up...