Crime

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The Age of Outrage: Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest
Sopow, Eli
Book
1997
Based on direct experience and extensive research including law enforcement reports, public opinion surveys, and ongoing scanning and anaylysis of news and Internet sources, this book reveals the six ...
Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (2nd Edition)
Love, Maryann Cusimano
Book
2003
Discussion of the increasingly transnational structure of power in today's world and proposals forabandoning nation-state sovereignty for more integrated, cooperative rule between different types of g...
Biggest criminals write laws that make their crimes legal
Segnini, Giannina
Article
2013
Giannina Segnini discusses her bribery investigations that helped put two former presidents of Costa Rica in jail, and offers advice to aspiring investigative journalists.
Blame the victim instead
Article
Blaming the victims of sexual assault.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Converse
Article
1976
The role of church people in the correctional system.
Crime
Article
1978
Crime and Criminals: Address to the Prisoners in the Chicago Jail
Darrow, Clarence
Article
1902
So long as big criminals can get the coal fields, so long as the big criminals have control of the city council and get the public streets for street cars and gas rights, this is bound to send thousan...
Crime and Punishment in America: Why the Solutions to America's Most Stubborn Social Crisis Have Not Worked... and What Will
Currie, Elliott
Book
1998
Currie explores why being 'tough on crime' will only serve to exacerbate the problem.
Crimes and Punishment (or Not): Manning Get's Slammed; A Mass-Murderer Got Sprung
Lindorff, dave
Article
2013
William Laws Calley, a second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was convicted of slaughtering 22 innocent men, women and children, including babies, during a day-long slaughterfest i...
Crimes of the Secret Police: Bombers, Burglars, Bullies, Barn-Burners And Dynamite Thieves
Dion, Robert
Book
1982
An account of crimes committed by the RCMP security service in the name of national security.
The Crimewave That Shames The World
Fisk, Robert
Article
2010
It's one of the last great taboos: the murder of at least 20,000 women a year in the name of 'honour'.
The Crisis of Color and Democracy
Marable, Manning
Book
1992
Essays attacking racist sterotypes and cynical arguments which America's national leaders use to obscure both the roots of today's social problems and their solutions.
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
Drug War-Related Homicides In The US Average At Least 1,100 a Year: Full Extent of Carnage Unknowable Because US Government Doesn't Track Violent Crime Linked To The War On Drugs
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
The stubborn resistance against entertaining any other options beyond a fundamentalist adherence to prohibition for dealing with drug use in the United States is cloaked in an arrogant denial of the h...
The Drugs Myth: Why the Drug Wars Must Stop
Coleman, Vernon
Book
1992
Coleman presents medical evidence that the most dangerous and life-threatening drugs are legal, while the banned drugs are comparatively harmless.
The Fear Factor: Stephen Harper's "Tough on Crime" Agenda
Mallea, Paula
Article
2010
This study analyses the financial and human costs of the Harper government's tough on crime agenda and concludes it is wrong-headed, expensive, and counter-productive. In fact, it will likely lead to ...
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
The Illegals
Serge, Victor
Article
1908
For the anarchist, if he doesn't care about bourgeois legality and honesty, must above all aim at preserving himself as long as possible for action and realizing to the greatest extent possible for hi...
In Russian and French Prisons
Kropotkin, Peter
Book
1906
Kropotkin's criticism of the penal system, and an inside look into the horrors and realities of what life in prison entails.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
The Murdered Women of Juarez: Trails of Impunity
Carlsen, Laura
Article
2011
The murder of young women, often raped and tortured has brought international infamy to Cuidad Juarez.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Alexander, Michelle
Book
2010
Argues that Jim Crow and legal racial segregation have been replaced by mass race-based incarceration as a system of social control.
Paradise Lost at Sea: Rethinking Cruise Vacations
Klein, Ross
Book
2008
Klein's book looks at the hidden realities of cruise ships. The cruise lines prefers to keep some of the ugly truths from media scrutiny: cruise ship safety, sexual assaults, onboard crime and injury ...
Pentagon Fingered as a Source of Narco-Firepower in Mexico: The Big Clubs in Mexico's Drug War Aren't Slipping Through the Gun-Show Loophole
Conroy, Bill
Article
2011
The deadliest of the weapons now in the hands of criminal groups in Mexico, particularly along the U.S. border appear to be getting into that nation through perfectly legal private-sector arms exports...
Prison Abolition & Alternatives: Nine Perspectives for Prison Abolitionists
Article
A argument for the abolition of prisons and a discussion of alternatives.
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Raids and Reconstructions: Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
Book
1976
A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
Rampant Racism in the Criminal Justice System
Quigley, Bill
Article
2010
The biggest crime in the U.S. criminal justice system is that it is a race-based institution where African-Americans are directly targeted and punished in a much more aggressive way than white people.
The RCMP vs. the People: Inside Canada's Security Service
Mann, Edward, & Lee, John Allan
Book
1979
An examination of the RCMP's Security Service and its abuses of power.
The Real War on Crime: The Report of the National Criminal Justice Commission
Donziger, Steven R.
Book
1996
A thorough examination of the American criminal justice system.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
Quigley, Bill
Article
2016
Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor p...
Secrets, Lies and Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian. ...
Shadow boxing in the drug ring
de Brie, Christian
Article
The "war on drugs" and its simplistic nature.
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
The Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Duany, Andres; Plater-Zyberk; Elizabeth, Speck, Jeff
Book
2000
The choice is ours: either a society of homogeneous pieces, isolated from one another in often fortified enclaves, or a society of diverse and memorable neighbourhoods, organized into mutually support...
Telling the Truth: Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2005
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
Thinking Outside the Box
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
Ignoring racism on the grounds that all citizens are equal and hence that racial or cultural differences are immaterial is clearly unacceptable. But so is labelling individuals by race, culture or fai...
Too Few To Count: Canadian Women in Conflict with the Law
Adelberg, Ellen; Currie, Claudia
Book
1987
Towns for People
Worpole, Ken
Book
1992
Examines the pressures, lifestyle changes, and social factors that contributed to the decline in urban public life in the late 20th century.
Unintended Consequences: Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become...

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Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
Sources News Release
2011
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
Consensual crime
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A consensual crime is a public order crime that involves more than one participant, all of whom give their consent as willing participants in an activity that is unlawful.
Criminal Law & Crime Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to criminal law and crime in the Sources directory for the media.
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world
Amelia Gentleman visits Halden, the high-security jail in Norway
Gentleman, Amelia
2012
A look into the flagship prison of Norway, where recidivism after two years is only 20%, and the focus is on rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
Sources News Release
2009
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna GarcĂ­a was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
Sources News Release
2009
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.

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New Internationalist
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New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.