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Added by Ciara Wild on September 25, 2012 at 10:12 — No Comments
When most Americans hear the familiar constitutional phrase “cruel and unusual punishment” they can tell you what it means, at least to them. Hanging. Flogging. Chopping a hand off. Chain gangs.
Putting juvenile offenders in solitary confinement is high on my list of “cruel and unusual punishment.” What else do you call locking up fifteen, sixteen year olds, some even younger, in total isolation for 24 hours a day, in some cases for months at a time, never leaving their cells?…Continue
Added by David Chura on September 7, 2012 at 15:53 — No Comments
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Added by Ciara Wild on September 7, 2012 at 9:57 — No Comments
This story is a patchwork story, it never happened in the real world, but somehow it is true on a higher level than any real story.
He was an overweight inmate with an almost symbiotic relationship with his mother. The mother was about 15 as she gave a birth to him. They were both children in their…
Added by Gergely Fliegauf on August 29, 2012 at 10:22 — No Comments
The prison as we know it is a social institution or an agent of the state as Gresham Sykes calls it, that houses and confines convicted individuals (the increasing amount of wrongful convictions have proved that they all are not criminals) serving sentences of one year or more. Due to mass media and the prevalence of fictional crime dramas, misconceptions of prison and prison life has heavily influenced the public consensus on the actualities of life behind bars. Moreover,…Continue
Added by Michael Mitchell on August 23, 2012 at 17:01 — No Comments
The 19th century physician and proclaimed "father of criminology" Cesare Lombroso, became prominent after his published book The Criminal Man. Lombroso's theory of the atavistic criminal influenced research and studies of human behavior and crime causation throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Cesare Lombroso, a major theorist in the positivist school of criminology, looked mainly at the biological and environmental factors when determining causes of criminal…Continue
Added by Michael Mitchell on August 23, 2012 at 16:59 — No Comments
There is a new article available on the Forensic Psych Trainees blog from our guest writer. This article is about working independently as a Forensic Psychologist in Training and completing the chartership core roles.
Added by Ciara Wild on August 20, 2012 at 11:01 — No Comments
“You don’t care about the victims. All you care about are those kids.”
It was a comment I’ve heard in one form or another at book events, at juvenile justice talks I’ve given, or in response to pieces I’d written about our national policy of retribution towards troubled kids. I have to admit, though, this guy was a bit more, shall I say, challenging, as he stood up after my reading and made his comment.
I’d read several advice articles for authors on giving readings which…Continue
Latest Article on the Forensic Psych Trainee Blog from a guest writer.
Added by Ciara Wild on July 23, 2012 at 12:36 — No Comments
Latest article with a guest writer
Added by Ciara Wild on July 23, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments
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Added by Ciara Wild on July 13, 2012 at 15:41 — No Comments
I didn’t expect my talk to a class of criminal justice majors at a local community college to be any different from the other workshops, presentations and classes I’d done. The students had read my book for class. I figured I’d talk about the book, about my 10 years teaching high school kids locked up in an adult county jail, and about juvenile justice issues in general. The usual topics. But when I asked the students to go around and say what area of criminal justice they wanted to pursue,…Continue
Added by David Chura on July 9, 2012 at 16:27 — No Comments
Added by Ciara Wild on July 5, 2012 at 18:38 — No Comments
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Added by Ciara Wild on June 21, 2012 at 13:39 — No Comments
There is still time to submit an article about forenisc psychology training for the new blog. Alternatively, if there are any issues you would like to see addressed or anything that you would like to know about forensic psychology training then get in touch.
Added by Ciara Wild on June 19, 2012 at 13:37 — No Comments
Interested in sharing your experience of Forensic Psychology? I woud like to hear from current trainees, previous trainees and people who work with forensic psychologists.
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Added by Ciara Wild on June 15, 2012 at 8:53 — No Comments
New Article available on the Forensic Psychology Trainees blog 'Preparing for Stage 2 Training'. Happy reading everyone!
Added by Ciara Wild on June 14, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments
I am writing a new blog for Forensic Psychology Trainees. I am hoping to provide information to people on the Stage 2 route or those considering it. If you have any issues with regards to forensic psychology training that you would like to see addressed or if you woud like to write an article for the blog then get in touch, I would love to hear from you.
Added by Ciara Wild on June 14, 2012 at 13:18 — No Comments
During a conference on humane criminal justice I received a phone call, but I could not answer it. At the end of the lunch break I called back, and an excellent criminologist was on the other end of the line, and she told me, that recently there was an HIV and HCV blood sample testing in a Hungarian prison among volunteer inmates. The result was dramatic.
I told the story for my both neighbors. One of them was a former teacher of mine. Her husband works in the prison respected. "There…Continue
Added by Gergely Fliegauf on April 24, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments
Does anyone know of articles which specifically look at social capital in prison, and in particular the social capital of prison officers? There is ample amount of work done on police staff (as always) but I'm coming up scarce for prison officers.