Reality Check: I Have to Teach My Kids That Cops Will Probably Treat Them Unfairly


Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts watched in horror as a white guy, high as a kite, got away with crashing his car and hiding his drugs right in front of the cops.

New Smartphone App May Help Victims of Violence


A retired IT professional couldn’t forget the assault he witnessed while on a train in Sydney, Australia. So he created an app that allows those who witness crimes to also document them.

Good Men Stand up and Help 

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Ben Anderson is a man who knows when to take action. He saw a fellow man in need, made a quick and accurate assessment, and didn’t hesitate to act.

At ‘Wit’s End’: Scared Straight Programs Remain Popular Among Parents Despite Warnings


Despite evidence that scared straight-type programs are ineffective and can even be harmful in the long run, many parents continue to turn to local jails for help when it comes to behavioral issues with their children.

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?


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.


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

The Clayton County Youth Development and Justice Center in Jonesboro Georgia-James Swift-JJIE

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


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.