The Imbalances of Violence

There's a theory in criminology called the "Routine Activities Theory." The theory posits that there are three factors that figure into whether or not violence happens in a particular place and time, and how much violence happens. The three factors are targets, guardians and villains (aka "motivated offenders"). I'll explain the factors a little more [...]

And justice for all?

I listened to this episode of "State of the Re:Union" today titled "American Justice." It's a critical look at the US justice system and how it falls short on so many levels. According to the podcast's introduction: "The United States has the world’s largest prison population. In 2012, there were 2.3 million people in American [...]

Steve and Sally

I saw something kind of weird happen yesterday as I stood in line at a sub shop to get one of their delicious subs. The incident in question reminded me of days in elementary school and high school. It also reminded me that humans can be evil to each other for no good reason. I [...]