A Political and Literary Forum
We cannot simply put the past behind us. The framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward.
Reducing prison populations isn’t enough. We need a new criminal system founded on priniciples of justice rather than fear of crime.
Hair tests, bite marks, blood spatter: it’s mostly magic.
Nathan J. Robinson
At the Supreme Court, majority rules. Yet dissents have drastically changed the institution—and the country.
Half a century on, we need to recommit ourselves to correcting the conditions that undergirded the civil unrest of the 1960s.
The limits of using DNA to create images of subjects.
Without sexual liberation, sexual oppression and sexual violence will continue.
This conversation is the tenth in the series, Trench Democracy: Participatory Innovation in Unlikely Places.
Albert W. Dzur
Opponents often associate racism with ignorance. But intelligent people promote oppression through colorblindness.
Racism ensures that blacks are vastly more likely than whites to be imprisoned. However, there is more to the story.
We need to turn to the economic violence that attends police violence.
One report on purported elder abuse describes victims as dependent captives “in highly sexualized environments.”
One of the many disturbing dimensions of Freddie Gray’s death after riding in a Baltimore Police van is how little the public knows about the circumstances.
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