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Tag: Criminal Justice

  • With Liberty and Background Checks for All

    With Liberty and Background Checks for All

    Jenika Ekovich | | 1
    In light of US immigration reform, employment eligibility screening is designed with businesses and citizens in mind. But, are we really fostering opportunity or just exclusion and a false sense of control?
  • Boxed-In and Locked-Out of the Workplace

    Boxed-In and Locked-Out of the Workplace

    Jenika Ekovich | | 1
    In making informed employment decisions, businesses in the United States evaluate applicants on the basis of their merits, but also rely heavily on criminal background checks. Are we promoting security or just condoning discrimination?
  • Is The Emergency Really Over?

    Is The Emergency Really Over?

    Jenika Ekovich | | 0
    California's AB 109 Public Safety Realignment Act has been touted as one of the biggest experiments in criminal justice history. As a state response to relieve overcrowded prisons, are we really fixing the problem or simply shifting the burden?
  • Why (Dutch) criminologists should be outraged

    Why (Dutch) criminologists should be outraged

    Gwen van Eijk | | 0
    Comfortable prisons, lenient judges, low prison rates, no death penalty – in comparing criminal justice in the Netherlands to policies in other countries, Dutch criminologists can be content. Or can they?
  • The complexities of immigration control

    The complexities of immigration control

    There have been reports of increasing numbers of asylum seekers. Are policy responses focusing on combating human smuggling and guarding Europe´s external borders effective, or does the complex policy field of immigration control face greater challenges?
  • Dear criminology student,

    Dear criminology student,

    Gwen van Eijk | | 2
    You have probably noticed that our current criminal policy makers receive an awful lot of criticism. It’s time for more competent policy makers to design better policies. What are your career plans?
  • Seeing is believing: three types of forensic visuals

    Seeing is believing: three types of forensic visuals

    Gabry Vanderveen | | 0
    Seeing is believing. But what exactly do we see? Over time, forensic visualization techniques have become more advanced. Three types of visuals require expertise to varying extent, both in their production and interpretation.
  • Guilty by reason of imagery

    Guilty by reason of imagery

    Gabry Vanderveen | | 0
    Images become more important in the criminal justice system, whether used as clarifying illustrations, evidence or as rhetorical tools. Distinct types of imagery differ in format and content. Here’s an example how format relates to our ideas of guilt.