Category: Social Justice

Socially import current events supporting of WAR’s mission.

Challenging Views on Sex Offender Laws

Master Thesis by Fresno State student Studied California Sex Offender Laws and Student Attitudes He surveyed more than 400 students on campus in spring 2018 to test whether their attitude on sex offender laws could be changed by providing expert…

Voting Rights Restoration

A State-By-State Guide From the National Conference of State Legislatures — NCSL comes this state-by-state guide of the allowances for the restoration of voting rights. Two states, Maine and Vermont never restrict voting rights for felons. In fourteen states and…

1 in 5 Adults on Probation or Parole in the U.S.

Better strategies can cut that rate while protecting public safety, decreasing drug misuse, and reducing incarceration More than a decade ago, policymakers around the country seeking to protect public safety, improve accountability, and save taxpayer dollars initiated a wave of…

Book Ban in PA. Prisons Lifted

Since late summer, Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections has been rolling out enhanced security measures designed to stop the flow of drugs into prisons. One of those changes included restrictions on book gifts and donations. But after pushback from several inmates’…

50 State Report on Public Safety

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Justice Center Report — New Report Combines Unprecedented Data Analyses, Case Studies to Help States Reach Public Safety Goals Justice Reinvestment Visit this interactive website with detailed reports on general criminal justice issues across the United States and information specific…

No Easy Answers

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Sex Offender Laws in the US This comprehensive document speaks to the glaring shortcomings of US sex offender laws including but not limited to: The registration laws are overbroad in scope and overlong in duration, requiring people to register who…

Book Shelf

The Marshall Project presents… The Picks of 2017 – The best criminal justice books we read this year The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives By Jessie Eisinger (2017)       A Colony in a Nation…

Constitutional Challenge in Indiana

Sex offenders sue over Indiana registry requirement 12/17/17 11:57 AM INDIANAPOLIS — Three men have filed a lawsuit over an Indiana requirement that they register as sex offenders when moving to the state, saying they’re being treated differently than other…

Sex Offender Regime

  Dr Roger N Lancaster is professor of Gender/Sexuality, Culture and Political Economy, Crime and Punishment, American Studies, Latin America at George Mason University. Solitary Nation Podcast is a media outlet focusing on criminal justice reform efforts. Matt Duhamel is a reporter…

Grand Challenge – Social Worker’s CTA

Link to the study: 2016-Grand-Challenge-Registry-Reform In this report by prominent social work scholars, we learn some of the failures of the current state of and future expansions to National SORN laws. They have not lived up to their claim to increasing…

Reforming Criminal Justice

Academy of Justice – Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Criminal Justice Reform in the United States. VOLUME 1: INTRODUCTION AND CRIMINALIZATION VOLUME 2: POLICING VOLUME 3: PRETRIAL AND TRIAL PROCESSES VOLUME 4: PUNISHMENT, INCARCERATION, AND RELEASE Reforming…