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  • Angry, Little, White Boys (3/13/2017) - The resurgence of fascism in the United States in the form of the Alternative Right (alt-right) has been fueled by two driving forces, white nationalism [...]
  • ASC Division of Critical Criminology’s Statement on Donald Trump Presidency (1/20/2017) - As Donald Trump becomes POTUS, we thought we’d share this important message (below) from the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division on Critical Criminology.  I encourage [...]
  • MLK Jr. Day (1/16/2017) -   On Friday I attended the MLK Jr. Day assembly at my son’s school. They re-enacted the Greensboro/Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in, sang “We Shall Overcome” [...]
  • The Face of Fascism (1/2/2017) - Donald Trump’s campaign was largely directed by Steve Bannon. Since his Electoral College victory Trump has announced that Bannon would be anointed as “chief strategist [...]
  • Wishes for Peace, Love & Connection This Holiday Season (12/23/2016) - Holiday Greeting from Those of Us at Imagining Justice! Though for many, this time of year is full of joy and happiness, for some it [...]
  • Being Brave in the Home of the Free (11/28/2016) - I have heard and read many claims suggesting that “liberals” do not support the US Constitution. Unfortunately, this sentiment has become too ubiquitous to require [...]
  • Physical Democracy as Catharsis (11/21/2016) - The most intimate moments in life are shared. The recent election is troubling for many reasons; but as a sociologist I am especially troubled by [...]
  • ¡No pasarán!Anti-Fascist Organizing in the Era of Trump (11/17/2016) - Trump and Fascism in America The election of Donald Trump makes it clear that we have an urgent need to engage in explicitly anti-fascist organizing [...]
  • Shame on You, America (11/14/2016) - In the PBS series Frontline’s “The Choice 2016” special President Obama’s roast of Trump at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner was described as “a bitter [...]
  • Post-Election Blues: Reflections and a Call for Action (11/10/2016) - The day after the presidential elections, many of us have been left wondering what happened. For example, it is hard to comprehend that the first [...]
  • Tom Hayden (10/24/2016) - Even if you didn’t know him personally, never heard him speak, or never read his writings, Tom Hayden was a friend to us all and [...]
  • Time for a Change (6/6/2016) - Greetings to the writers, readers, and those individuals who have supported us these last three years as we took an initial vision and molded it [...]
  • The Clinton Doctrine (5/2/2016) - Hillary Clinton has made her expertise on foreign policy, both as a senator and as Secretary of State, a major component of her presidential campaign. [...]
  • Freedom From Theory So As To Theorize About Freedom (4/25/2016) - A student asked me recently what I thought was the most formidable criminological theory. I responded, saying “Richard Quinney takes wonderful pictures of birds.” But [...]
  • The Yuck Election (4/18/2016) - Here we are. It’s April and the depressing, almost psychotic, quadrennial circus of Presidential elections is disgorging itself like a bad case of intestinal flu [...]
  • Boundary Violations between Prison Staff and Inmates: The “Orange is the New Black” Effect (3/7/2016) - Every semester, I teach an Ethics and Criminal Justice course for our Criminal Justice minor. Several semesters ago, I revised my final exam to include [...]
  • The Koch Epidemic (2/22/2016) - The criminal justice system is at a critical juncture. With the untimely passing of arguably one of the most influential conservative Supreme Court justices in [...]
  • Analyzing an Anomaly: Steven Avery and American Miscarriages of Justice (2/11/2016) - The directors of Making a Murderer, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, were recently featured on the Daily Show (January 18, 2016) to discuss the motivations [...]
  • Flint, Poisoned Water and Systemic Criminality (2/1/2016) - On January 16, 2016 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder delivered his annual “State of the State” address. In that speech the Governor struck an almost apologetic [...]
  • Against “Cyber” (1/11/2016) - Among my friends and colleagues, my hatred of the “cyber” prefix is well known. I loathe cyber. Yet it has become the de facto term [...]