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Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse
“Their stories are part of a new pattern of behavior in domestic abuse cases tied to the rise of smart home technology. Internet-connected locks, speakers, thermostats, lights and cameras that have been marketed as the newest conveniences are now also being used as a means for harassment, monitoring, revenge and control.”
technology  harassment  crime 
july 2018 by mike
No Country For Ye Olde Men • Damn Interesting
Britain’s practice of transporting convicts to American colonies was a fearsome punishment, but not for the chronic criminal James Dalton.
history  usa  crime  uk 
july 2017 by mike
Uncovering Big Bias with Big Data
What follows is the story of how I used Virginia court cases to discover what best predicts defendant outcomes: race or income.
crime  bias  legal 
june 2016 by mike
Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote | The Nation
From the crime bill to welfare reform, policies Bill Clinton enacted—and Hillary Clinton supported—decimated black America.
By Michelle Alexander
race  usa  crime  politics 
february 2016 by mike
Why Can’t We Stop Child Abuse? - The New Yorker
“Between 1970 and 2000, the number of infants murdered, per hundred thousand infants in the population, rose from 5.8 to 9.1. Other measures are even more troubling. Today, the United States has one of the highest rates of childhood poverty of any nation in the developed world. Then, there is the matter of the criminal-justice system. A study conducted last year by Citizens for Juvenile Justice found that seventy-two per cent of youths in the Massachusetts juvenile-justice system had been involved with the D.C.F.; fifty-seven per cent of boys and fifty-nine per cent of girls had their first involvement before the age of five; more than forty per cent had their first involvement before the age of three. The children in both systems are disproportionately nonwhite. The problem isn’t only that the kinds of family that attract D.C.F. involvement tend to raise children who might later have trouble with the law; it’s that D.C.F. involvement itself “can increase the likelihood of future delinquent activity.” The system has contributed to the establishment of a juvenile version of the carceral state, a birth-to-prison pipeline. It is outrageously expensive, devastatingly ineffective, and profoundly unjust.”
children  crime  poverty  usa 
february 2016 by mike

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