Crime, Law & Incarceration

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Source: Daly M, Wilson M, Vasdev S. Income inequality and homicide rates in Canada and the United States. Can J. Crim 2001: 43:219-36
Share of respondents who believed U.S. crime had increased from the previous year.  Victims of violent crime (per 1,000 households)  Sources: Gallup / Bureau of Justice Statistics

Crime: Crime Rates

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"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention, or exile."  ~ Article 9, Universal Declaration of Human Rights  Artist: Meredith Stern (https://justseeds.org/product/article-23-udhr/)

Crime: Law

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Mass incarceration costs $182 billion a year in the United States. Imagine the peace we'd see if we invested that money in preventative programs and restorative justice practices. ~ @IlhanMN

Crime: Incarceration

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Crime: Policing & Police Violence

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Source: Gallup / Death Penalty Information Center

Crime: Capital Punishment

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"Flint's old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections"
Source: Bloomberg Government
Source: Drug Policy Alliance

Crime: Marijuana

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Mass incarceration is driven by government policy and spending, but the private companies that contract for less than 9% of all cells get a disproportionate share of attention. Why is that?  Source: Prison Policy Initiative
U.S. private prison population has fallen since 2013  Source: Pew Research Center
Texas had the largest private prison population of any state in 2015  Source: Pew Research Center

Crime: Prison Privatization

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If you need a refresher on why "crime" is a social construct remember what happens if your boss shorts your check $100 vs if you walk out of the store with $100 from the till. ~ @TheGr8Aspie
Norms & deviance-What is merely "common sense," was once an open question. This letter carrier posed for a photograph with a young boy in his mailbag, 1900. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

Crime: Deviance

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a line graph shows the number of us states and canadian provincials
Homicide rates are higher in more unequal US states and Canadian provinces
Source: Daly M, Wilson M, Vasdev S. Income inequality and homicide rates in Canada and the United States. Can J. Crim 2001: 43:219-36
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"Flint's old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objections"
Procedural Justice Approach: Foundational Pillars
International Workers of the World
Redefining Criminology: The World of Police Brutality
What are the evidence-based solutions to end police brutality?
a bar graph shows the number of people in australia and new zealand as well as other countries
U.S. police kill far more people than other similarly wealthy countries, 2020
U.S. police kill far more people than other similarly wealthy countries Source: Prison Policy Initiative Report, 2020
A note about the social construction of crime, and why it matters...
Mass incarceration costs $182 billion a year in the United States. Imagine the peace we'd see if we invested that money in preventative programs and restorative justice practices. ~ @IlhanMN Peace, Restorative Justice, United States, Truth, The Peace, Investing
Mass incarceration costs $182 billion a year in the United States
Mass incarceration costs $182 billion a year in the United States. Imagine the peace we'd see if we invested that money in preventative programs and restorative justice practices. ~ @IlhanMN
two tweets with the same text on them
I can't emphasize this enough--state and city officials literally engineer the conditions of poverty and conflict and then cite these things as the reason to fund militarized police forces instead of reducing poverty & or preventing violence. Like, they literally defund after school programs for kids then say they need police to control all the kids who are on the streets with nothing else to do... ~ @BreeNewsome
two tweets with the same caption for each other, one has a police badge on it
Defunding the police isn't radical, it's real
BREAKING: Austin City Council approves the purchase of a hotel to permanently house people experiencing chronic homelessness USING DOLLARS CUT FROM THE POLICE BUDGET ~ @matthewferner Defunding the police isn't radical, it's real. ~ @CoriBush
The Death Penalty in 2016
Body Count: The death penalty, minimum estimated number of executions by top twenty countries
Mass Incarceration and a Suspicious Graph