01. 10. 2014
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One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Have One Striking Thing in Common

Surprising (perhaps) data from the US on the numbers of women in prison. (Aside: the title of the infographic above is misleading – numerically, yes, the USA seems to incarcerate more women than...

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01. 10. 2014
feminism - (criminology) prison is a feminist issue

Sexual abuse in prisons

From the Howard League, on email. Several links to reports and briefing papers are below. There could be hundreds. There could be thousands. No one can say with certainty how many prisoners in...

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09. 09. 2014
misc. - rotherham

The Rotherham Report On Child Sexual Exploitation. An Analysis.

Echidneofthesnakes has done a really detailed and astute analysis (part-pasted below) of the Rotherham report on the recent child exploitation cases there. The analysis unpicks the statistics around the abuses, the alleged and problematic links...

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14. 08. 2014
"She said she is going to be sold as a slave this afternoon, for $10."

“She said she is going to be sold as a slave this afternoon, for $10.”

“She said she is going to be sold as a slave this afternoon, for $10,” Kaliph said, his tears dropping into the brown dust. “What can a father say to that. How can...

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11. 08. 2014
Porn has changed – for the worse. Even men have noticed

Evidence review: Women and Girls at Risk: evidence across the life course

Via CCJS and LankellyChase Foundation: The full report and the summary of the key messages can be found here: Women & Girls at Risk: Evidence Review Women & Girls at Risk: Key Messages Summary...

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11. 08. 2014
Research article: Sociology of Prison Life

Research article: Sociology of Prison Life

Drake, Deborah H. and Darke, Sacha and Earle, Rod, Sociology of Prison Life (July 14, 2014). Drake, D., Darke, S. and Earle, R., ‘Prison life: Sociologies of’, in Wright, J. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia...

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08. 08. 2014
feminism - (criminology) prison is a feminist issue

The Horrors Endured by Transgender Women in Prison

Piece on alternet: It was Gay Pride weekend in New York City, but the event’s celebratory spirit was absent from Michelle Scott’s tidy second-floor apartment on a leafy street near Brooklyn College. Her...

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08. 08. 2014
criminology - teenagers in prison

Teenagers in US prisons: it’s time for the savagery and neglect to finally end

Dear gods. On theguardian: When Inmate H, a teenager serving time at New York’s Rikers Island, fell asleep during a class, a female corrections officer wrapped metal handcuffs around her fist and hit...

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06. 08. 2014
‘Water, Water Everywhere': Racial Inequality and Reproductive Justice in Detroit

‘Water, Water Everywhere': Racial Inequality and Reproductive Justice in Detroit

This gives a whole new meaning to the term #firstworldproblems, huh? Here is a striking example of the intersection of race, gender and class in women’s lives. On RHrealitycheck: Every morning Kendra pushes...

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31. 07. 2014
Never-ending trauma: In DRC, rape survivors are punished with more rape (TW)

Never-ending trauma: In DRC, rape survivors are punished with more rape (TW)

The horrors are so terrible that they sound made up but—somehow—they aren’t. A woman raped in front of her husband. In front of her parents-in-law. Forced to watch her child killed and then...

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28. 07. 2014
criminology - prison population

America’s prison population: Who, what, where and why

But it also underscores something we’ve written about before: America locks up too many people for too many things. The number of federal laws has risen from 3,000 in the early 1980s to...

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03. 07. 2014
Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

British children are sifting through bins left outside houses in search of scraps of food because they are starving, it has been revealed. But Tories and their supporters in rich London won’t have...

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27. 04. 2014
sociology - capitalism rocks

‘I Can Barely Afford My Children’s Shoes:’ My Life As A McDonald’s Worker

 “Each payday I choose, do I pay the light bill or do I pay the gas bill?” said Melinda Topel, a McDonald’s worker for 10 years in various cities. “Do I pay all...

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27. 04. 2014
Wedding Photos Are Supposed To Be Happy. And, Oh Yeah, Not Have A 14-Year-Old Bride In Them.

Wedding Photos Are Supposed To Be Happy. And, Oh Yeah, Not Have A 14-Year-Old Bride In Them.

As disturbing as forcing little girls to get married is, it’s almost as appalling how little the global community is doing to stop it. On Upworthy.

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26. 04. 2014
Forced Sterilization in Prisons: Just Another Way to Take Away Women’s Rights

Forced Sterilization in Prisons: Just Another Way to Take Away Women’s Rights

For you girlies who don’t know, compulsory sterilization (or, forced sterilization) is a government program that sterilizes people without their consent. Many countries, even our own, use population control and determined “sexual deviancy”...

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22. 04. 2014
Stop using criminal justice to solve social problems

Stop using criminal justice to solve social problems

More from downsizingcriminaljustice. This is something I’ve mentioned a few times recently – the extent to which we should use our legal and criminal justice system to regulate and/ or address social problems....

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14. 04. 2014
criminology - poverty is not a crime

Zero Tolerance and Broken Windows Policing Criminalizes Homeless and Poor People … and Can Kill Them

Alternet: The recent death of homeless veteran Jerome Murdough in a Rikers Island cell should be more than a temporary debate in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it New York media cycle that often desensitizes us to...

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06. 04. 2014
This was meant to be a school…

This was meant to be a school…

This was meant to be a school. Some of the Syrian kids haven’t been to school in 3 years, I was told. On twitter/ trillingual.

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02. 04. 2014
sociology - whiteness (privilege)

This is the US criminal justice system

Rich white man gets no jail time for raping three year old. Meanwhile, they’re now seeking 60 years for Marissa Anderson’s warning shot in self-defence. On Feminist Philosophers. Disgusting and distressing. More on...

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28. 03. 2014
The trouble with #WhiteHistoryMonth is that it is not history

The trouble with #WhiteHistoryMonth is that it is not history

Here’s John Pilger, writing as late as Friday, March 21, on Guardian.com on the continued theft of Aboriginal children in Australia: … Up to the 1970s, thousands of mixed-race children were stolen from their mothers...

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