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What Are the Alternatives to Imprisonment?

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Currently, the United States is the world’s leader in incarceration with 2.2 million people in the nation’s prisons and jails. This huge figure represents a 500% increase over the last 40 years despite no significant increase in the rates of crime.   Massive increases in the prison population have resulted in overcrowding in prisons and fiscal burdens on states, despite increasing evidence that large-scale incarceration is not an effective means of achieving public safety.   In terms of the number of incarcerations per 100,000 America (655) is only matched by countries such as El Salvador (618) and Rwanda (464).  ..


Voting Reveals Desire for Criminal Justice Reform

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The summer of 2020 played host to some of the largest public demonstrations in American history, spurred by George Floyd’s death and swelling into the wider Black Lives Matter movement.   However, Americans have been voting as well as marching, and police and criminal justice reform have been at the center of many elections across the country. Voting for Reform According to the Washington Post, ballots across the U.S have hinged on criminal justice and police reform, with reform-minded politicians and prosecutors winning elections based on the strength of feeling around the subject.   Below are some of the most..


Netflix’s Best True Crime Documentaries

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If you love a good true crime show, and we know you do, Netflix has recently upped it game when it comes to excellent true crime documentaries.    So, if you’re still languishing in lockdown, or just looking for something to fill the space between your favorite true crime podcasts, here are some of the best true crime documentaries currently available on Netflix. Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer Don’t F**k With Cats stets itself apart from the other documentaries on this list because it explores a thoroughly modern phenomenon, internet amateur sleuths tracking real killers.   The..


A Brief History of White-Collar Crime

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The term white-collar crime can often be confusing for those without a legal background because it covers many different types of crime. The term itself was coined as far back as  1939 and encompasses the full range of frauds committed by individuals, business, and government professionals.    In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at white-collar crime, its history and, a few famous examples. What Is the Definition of White-Collar Crime? While the broad range of crimes that fall under ‘white-collar’ preclude an exact definition, most white-collar crimes as committed to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or..


5 More of the Best True Crime Podcasts

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We’ve already done an article highlighting five of the best true crime podcasts out there, but true crime is so popular with those considering a career in criminal justice and there are so many amazing podcasts other there that we needed another article to keep up with demand!   So, if you’ve run through the best that Serial or My Favorite Murder has to offer and you’re looking for something else to give you that true crime fix, look no further. To Live and Die in LA Hosted by Rolling Stone journalist Neil Strauss, To Live and Die in LA..