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The Growing Danger of Child Sex Dolls

Professors Marie-Helen Maras and Lauren R. Shapiro in The Crime Report: “Last October, Miguel Ruiz, a 41-year-old Florida resident who worked for Disney World in Orlando, was arrested after a police search of his home found…


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On Teaching Police Officers

By Greg Donaldson – Recently, an adjunct professor in the Economics Department here at John Jay College remarked on Twitter that he enjoys teaching “future dead cops”. I’d like to respond to this inflammatory remark. I…


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Art from Guantánamo

Erin Thompson in the Paris Review: “The authorities hired an art instructor, under whom detainees produced the type of earnest exercises, shaded contours of apples and empty glasses, you might expect to see in a…



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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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Challenges to a Loyal White House

by Heath Brown – The last couple of weeks (six months?) have demonstrated the enormous challenges of governance, even for the most powerful person in the world. President Trump’s campaign promises to quickly Make America…