But Who’s the Animal That Built This Prison?

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A small collection of GMP’s articles on the American criminal justice system.

Weighing the Scales: When Crime Collides With Humanity

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When is disability fraud okay? Evidence suggests David Disney’s actions were justified. Erin Kelly weighs in and offers a fresh perspective.

Has Crime Ever Been Worse in the United States?

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You hear about the worst, the shooting sprees, the psychopaths, but how is daily crime in the U.S.A. and how are men involved?

Dexter Finale = Crime & Punishment or Just Bad Writing?

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Tsach Gilboa explores humanity’s “dark passenger” through the lens of the Dexter series finale.

The Handgun Rules

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In appropriately spare language, Temple Cone writes of the things we tacitly accept when we add guns to our lives.

Will Teaching Require Hazard Pay? One Teacher’s Confession.

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The fear of school shootings has forced one teacher to quit the profession she loves most.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Zero Tolerance in Education

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I shudder to think of all the instances of out-of-control teenage anger that nearly killed another, when those same angry kids never really intended to seriously hurt anyone in the first place.

The Man Box: The Link Between Emotional Suppression and Male Violence

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Mark Greene explores the Man Box, and how it leads to policing of behavior that dares to fall outside the boundaries of traditional masculinity.

A Juvenile Public Defender and the ‘Untreated’ Disease of Poverty

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Public defender Jerry Drayton refuses to view his young indigent clients as “the problem”—rather, he believes their actions are symptomatic of a much larger issue within many U.S. communities.

“Rape in prison has become a ‘second sentence’.”

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This comment was by Danny on the post “The Rape Joke Everyone Tolerates.”

How the Barrel of a Gun Breathed Life into Me

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A close encounter with a man and a gun shattered Vaughan Granier’s sense of security in his town … and caused him to be more reflexive and empathetic with those who commit crime.

5 Positive Steps to Reform Prisons

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Renowned prison reform activist Ken Hartman gives his insights into how we can reform our broken system.

Victim of ‘Knockout Game’ Urges Philadelphia Mayor to Admit a Problem Exists

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Both he and his father were victims of the random violent attacks, now a South Philadelphia man is demanding city officials tackle the problem head on.

Spider Man is Dead and No One is Talking About It

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Lodro Rinzler reflects on the death of Spider Man and what it might mean for those who follow heroes.

Symptoms of an Epidemic: Knockout

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David Karpel, a father and self-defense instructor, believes the “Knockout Game” is yet another example of how we are failing our boys.

Will the Defenders of George Zimmerman Please Stand Up?

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It would be nice if some of the people that told us to stop criticizing George Zimmerman earlier this year would tell us what they think about him now.