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Criminal InJustice: Interdependence and Radical Imagination

December 23rd, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Criminal InJustice: 10 Years On, Stanley Tookie Williams

December 16th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI.Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. 10 Years On, Stanley […]

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Criminal InJustice: Dirty Work

December 9th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Criminal InJustice: States of Women’s Incarceration

December 2nd, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Criminal InJustice: The Insidious Allure of the Videotape

November 25th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Criminal InJustice: National Lawyers Guild Calls for Prison Abolition

November 18th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Criminal InJustice: Smoke and Mirrors, Essential Questions About “Prison Reform”

November 11th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Smoke and Mirrors: […]

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Criminal InJustice: Norman R. Morrison (1933-1965)

November 4th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Criminal InJustice: #AssaultinSouthCarolina No Anomaly

October 28th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Revelations: Art versus Capital/Art Wins

October 25th, 2015

Artist Ai Weiwei banned from using Lego to build Australian artwork “An earlier major exhibition of Ai Weiwei’s work, held inside Alcatraz island penitentiary in the San Francisco bay, featured works made out of the plastic construction toys…. The piece, titled Trace, showed pixelated images of more than 175 prisoners of conscience including Nelson Mandela, […]

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Criminal InJustice: The Humanity of Prisoners

October 21st, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice and Considering Hate, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm […]

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Revelations: Crimes of Style ~ Shepard Fairey

October 18th, 2015

Shepard Fairey vandalism case ‘disappoints’ Detroit arts community Shepard Fairey: force of urban regeneration or malicious vandal? DETROIT ROCKS: Thank You! Crimes of Style ~ Jean Michel Basquiat   (7)

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Criminal InJustice: Bride Of The Freedom-To-Marry Frankenstein

October 14th, 2015

Let’s be clear: what I have to say here about being queer and married is about me. It’s not about you. If you’re LGBT or queer, and you wanted and are happy to be married, and if I have not already told you so personally, I extend cheers, congratulations, and blessings to you. It gives me joy to wish you long and beautiful lives together filled with lovely adventure and meaning.

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Criminal InJustice: National Week of Action Against School Pushout

October 7th, 2015

The Dignity in Schools Campaign’s 6th Annual National Week of Action Against School Pushout will take place from Saturday, October 3rd to Sunday, October 11, 2015. This year’s theme is Invest in Public Education, Not Prison Cultivation!

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Criminal InJustice: LSP Angola Prison Rodeo, At the Intersections of Abuse

September 30th, 2015

As October approaches, it is that time again, time for the now twice-yearly extravaganza known as the “Wildest Show in the South”. The famous/infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola Prison Rodeo, a tradition that spans nearly 50 years.

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Criminal InJustice: JWLOP, Three Years Later

September 23rd, 2015

Three years ago the Supreme Court ruled on the cases of Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs , striking down statutes in 29 states that provided for mandatory life-without-parole (JLWOP) sentences for children.

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Criminal InJustice: Art and Freedom/Dali at Rikers

September 16th, 2015

The story seems an impossible one, too incredible to be true. How could there be an art class for prisoners at Rikers Island? How could it be that Salvador Dali was planning to attend one day in 1965? How could the painting he gifted to prisoners with be safe in the dining hall for nearly 2 decades — located near the trash cans — only to be removed and later stolen by prison staff?

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CI: Attica Prison Uprising 101

September 9th, 2015

What follows is the introduction to an educational resource developed by Project NIA on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Attica Prison revolt. Criminal Injustice is honored to republish this today, on the 44th anniversary of the Attica uprising. The legacy of the inmate resistance remains eternally relevant, but especially today.

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CI: The Daunting Task of Decarceration

September 2nd, 2015

In the swirl of campaign driven talk of an “end to the era of mass incarceration”, it is crucial to consider again: What exactly does this mean? How could it possibly be achieved?

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CI: Metaphysics, Imagination, and Police/Prison “Reform”

August 26th, 2015

That reform trap door can open awfully fast under unsuspecting feet. Recently it opened up under Black youth leadership in the Windy City when the ACLU of Illinois announced the results of its secret negotiations with the City of Chicago regarding the Chicago Police Department’s “stop and frisk” practices.

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Criminal InJustice: #Ferguson/#Everywhere Still

August 12th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   #Ferguson/#Everywhere Still […]

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Revelations: #MikeBrown

August 9th, 2015

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CI: #BlackAugust

August 5th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST   #BlackAugust […]

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Criminal InJustice: Aileen

July 29th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST Aileen comments […]

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Criminal InJustice: Eastern State Penitentiary, Cautionary Tales

July 22nd, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm CST   Eastern […]

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Criminal InJustice: “Broken Windows”/Broken Lives, One Year Later

July 15th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   “Broken Windows”/Broken […]

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Criminal InJustice: Captivity, Control and Resistance

July 8th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6   Captivity, Control and […]

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Criminal InJustice: Restorative Justice is Needed For Albert Woodfox, The Black Panther Party & The Nation

July 1st, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   Healing Our […]

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Criminal InJustice: To Break the Chain

June 24th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   To Break […]

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CI: Isolation

June 17th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   Isolation Editors […]

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CI: The #Police in Your Heads

June 10th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   The #Police […]

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CI: Counting

June 3rd, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   Counting by […]

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CI: The Ubiquity, the Banality of Mediated Policing & Punishment

May 27th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   The Ubiquity, […]

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CI: #StudentsNotSuspects #NoSROs #Mpls

May 20th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   #StudentsNotSuspects #NoSROs […]

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CI: Torture, Lies, and Denial

May 13th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   Torture, Lies, […]

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CI: ‘Whiteness’, Criminality, and Double-Standards of Deviance/Social Control

May 6th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. ‘Whiteness’, Criminality, and […]

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CI: On Violence

April 29th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.    On Violence […]

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CI: The Universal Pains of Prison

April 22nd, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   The Universal […]

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CI: Commodified and Caged, Still

April 15th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Commodified and Caged, […]

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On the 50th Anniv of the Civil Rights Act: Persistent White Supremacy, Relentless Anti-Blackness, and The Limits of the Law

April 14th, 2015

Author and Editor, Nancy A. Heitzeg, of the Criminal Injustice Series has two new publications out that are a must read: On The Occasion Of The 50th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964: Persistent White Supremacy, Relentless Anti-Blackness, And The Limits Of The Law, Heitzeg, Nancy A. Ph.D. (2015), Hamline University’s School of […]

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How “Hate” Lets Us Off the Hook

April 5th, 2015

Authors Kay Whitlock (left), co-editor of Criminal InJustice, and Michael Bronski (right) have published a new book “Considering Hate” that is required reading. This is a transformative text that not only presents us with provocative questions about who we have been and who we are as a civilization, but also how we can rise above […]

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CI: A Tale of Two Prisons

April 1st, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. A Tale of […]

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CI: The Irrelevance of “Innocence”

March 25th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. The Irrelevance of […]

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CI: Low-level Offenses and Racial Profiling, Minneapolis Edition

March 18th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Low-level Offenses and […]

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CI: The Attorney General of the United States

March 11th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. The Attorney General […]

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Revelations: March On

March 8th, 2015

Eyes on the Prize (VI) — Bridge to Freedom, 1965 From the Archives: Where’s the Spirit of Selma Now? by Gay Talese Fifty Years After Bloody Sunday in Selma, Everything and Nothing Has Changed, The Nation SHELBY COUNTY, ALABAMA v. HOLDER, ATTORNEY GENERAL, et al. No. 12-96. Argued February 27, 2013–Decided June 25, 2013 The Voting Rights […]

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CI: A Glimpse…

March 4th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   A Glimpse… […]

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Criminal InJustice: Abolition X

February 25th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Abolition X Editors […]

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Free Albert Woodfox!

February 18th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm. Free Albert Woodfox! […]

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CI: The Supreme Court and the Shape of Social Movements

February 4th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   The Supreme […]

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CI: A Dirge for Tucker, Torture, and Dirty Work

January 28th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   A Dirge […]

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Revelations: I Shot a Man in Reno…

January 25th, 2015

Legal Debate on Using Boastful Rap Lyrics as a Smoking Gun  Meet Tiny Doo, the rapper facing life in prison for making an album As rappers go, Brandon Duncan’s approach is not unusual: his lyrics reflect the violent reality of the streets. But in the pantheon of rappers who have had run-ins with the courts, […]

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CI: #FreeMLK

January 21st, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   #FreeMLK by […]

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CI: The Rock, Reclaimed

January 14th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   The Rock, […]

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CI: The Year of Resistance 2015

January 7th, 2015

† Criminal InJustice is a weekly series devoted to taking action against inequities in the U.S. criminal justice system. Nancy A. Heitzeg, Professor of Sociology and Race/Ethnicity, is the Editor of CI. Kay Whitlock, co-author of Queer (In)Justice, is contributing editor of CI. Criminal Injustice is published every Wednesday at 6 pm.   The Year […]

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