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It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since our first blog post. Since that time, the blog has grown considerably, and we’d like to take a moment to thank the contributors. As a collective, our mission remains the same and we hope that you’ll consider contributing content in 2016. Thank you from the Uprooting family!

Past and Current Editors:
Castle, Tammy
Collins, Victoria
Lee, Anne
McDonald, Danielle
Root, Carl
Vysotsky, Stanislav

Blog Posts:
Benton, Michael
Bolton, Benjamin
Bordt, Maria
Canty, Andre
Carter, Lisa
Castle, Tammy
Chenault, Tiffany
Cohen, Jeff
Collins, Janice
Collins, Victoria
Copenhaver, Allen
Dawson-Edwards, Cherie
DeValve, Michael
Dunn, Molly
Farmer, Ashley
Gray, Kishonna
Green, Edward
Hebert-Potter, Stephanie-Karine
Hill, Joshua
Johnson, Matthew
Landry, Deborah
Land, Michael
Lee, Anne
Kappeler, Victor
Kraska, Peter
McCarthy, Adrienne
McDonald, Danielle
Pepinsky, Hal
Potter, Gary
Pujol, Melissa
Robinson, Matthew
Root, Carl
Rowe, Christle
Schept, Judah
Selman, Donna
Sims-Bruno, Holly
Slate, Risdon
Steinmetz, Kevin
Stinson, Philip
Thomas, Richard
Tilley, Jennifer
Upton, Lindsay
Vollum, Scott
Vysotsky, Stanislav
Williams, Jason

Web Design, Creation & Maintenance:
Lalonde, Allain
Landry, Deborah

Special thanks to the Godfather, the Glue, and Provocateur Extraordinaire: Dr. Gary Potter

Our first post!

Welcome to Uprooting Criminology! Today marks the launch of not only this blog but of the website that hosts us: Uprooting Criminology: A Reasoned Plot. Founded by a collective of critical minds, dedicated to providing radical perspectives, this site exposes socio-political, historical and economic constructions of issues related to crime, justice and social harm. The Uprooting Criminology blog has been created as a space for the purposes of voicing critical thought, appreciation and opinion about issues that are not only important to social communities (local, regional, national and global), but to the individuals that occupy them. From the broad to the nuanced, the blog will tackle both topics that have been popularized in the media, and those that are highly politicized.

Taking on subjects of crime, justice and social harm, blog authors set about critically addressing issues of social inequality in an effort to debunk myth, rhetoric, and popular discourse that dominates traditional understandings of the issue. Through short commentaries, film reviews, as well as socio-political critiques, contributors provide alternative resources regarding criminalization, inequality, and social harm for the purpose of encouraging social action and change. It is our hope that the production of creative and critical resistance will provide a challenge to the socio-political status quo and empower others to follow suit.

The month of November kicks us off with several interesting topics, some of which include issues related to immigration, policing, terrorism and surveillance, as well as retributive justice. We are also accepting submissions for consideration for January 2016, so please check out the details on our submissions page and keep us in mind as an outlet for your social activism and critical commentary.

It is therefore, with great excitement that I not only welcome you to Uprooting Criminology, but thank all those members of the collective, and those who have provided us with some excellent content, who have been instrumental to launching Uprooting Criminology: A Reasoned Plot. I only hope that like many of our contributors, you will stay engaged and follow Uprooting Criminology, as there is so much more great stuff to come!

Blog Editor
Victoria Ellen Collins, PhD
School of Justice Studies
Eastern Kentucky University

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