Understanding Felon Disenfranchisement

According to Christopher Uggen, Ryan Larson, and Sarah Shannon’s piece “6 Million Lost Voters,” 1,686,318 Americans in Florida cannot vote due to disenfranchisement, 499,306 of those being African American. [continue reading]

Unpacking, Exploring, and Combating The Inequitable Criminal Justice System

When analyzing history, one should notice cruxes, or turning points, within the development of different social contexts and discriminatory spheres of human interactions. It is at these junctions where revolutionaries thrive beyond seemingly accepted societal norms to imagine a more just alternative to whichever ailment is currently impacting the progression of an ideal state of nature. [continue reading]

How The War On Drugs Disproportionately Impacts Youth of Color

By employing social scientific and anecdotal evidence, this piece shows that the systemic jailing of black and brown people extends beyond criminal court to the very edges of the United States’ juvenile justice paradigm. In order to aptly make this assertion, however, one must not depend merely on opinion, although it does have merit. [continue reading]

This Looks Familiar: Sexism and Racism in the Justice Systems

Few published works correctly walk the thin line between too heartbreaking to read and just page-turning enough to compel the reader to the last page. Meda Chesney-Lind’s “Jailing ‘Bad’ Girls: Girls’ Violence and Trends in Female Incarceration,” masters that tightrope with finesse. [continue reading]