September 2017



U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions’s Evidence-Free Crime Strategy

David M. Kennedy in The Hill: “The emerging Department of Justice crime-control strategy is a criminologist’s nightmare. Over the last thirty years researchers, law enforcement leaders and communities have pushed for smarter, better violence prevention…



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Visiting Rikers Island for the First Time

by Anna Giannicchi – In June of 2015, I was hired to pilot a project teaching English and Social Studies to young people incarcerated on Rikers Island. I’d never seen a correctional facility before. I’d researched Rikers the…