Is it constitutional to execute an innocent person?

Is it constitutional to execute an innocent person? That's nothing the legal system needs to worry about, says Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Sounds outrageous, but as Scalia pointed out in an opinion last week, the court "has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas (reviewing) court that he is 'actually' innocent.

Mike Presdee

Mike Presdee, who has died of cancer aged 64, was a sociologist of international acclaim and great personal magnetism. His work focused on the sociology of youth and cultural criminology. He was fascinated by the way in which young people can be criminalised and controlled, and of youth being seen as a problem, rather than young people being the locus of the problems of the system. In later life, he attempted to understand and explain New Labour's neurotic obsession with antisocial behaviour.

Introduction to Criminology

CC folks,

There are several good introduction to criminology books out there from a critical perspective.  I'd like to think the book Hugh Barlow and I just published makes that list.  More information here:^DB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0742561860&thepassedurl=[thepassedurl]




Capital Murder

" Capital Murder"
Interested in understanding the views of individuals on Capital murder punishment.
Currently working on mitigating capital murder case, seeking the death penality.
How do others feel about the death penality? And why, do they feel the way that that do.
Has something personally happened in their life , to form the opion.
Do you have questions or concerns about the Judicial system.
PersonalLY, I do not support the death penality, under NO circumstance.
I so strongly disagree with the death penality, that I as a Member and National Advocate; with "Alliance for Justice", "The American Freedom Campaign", and "The American Civil Liberties Union," work many hours to help stop this from continuing in America.

Taboo subjects in the primaries

We still have a long way to go before deciding who the next president will be, so perhaps what I am about to claim will be disproved before that time comes. But if history is any judge I doubt it.

You see, there are certain topics that are simply not discussed in any complete manner during an election season – or any season for that matter. And if they are discussed at all, it is at a very superficial manner.

These three topics are racism, sexism and social inequality.

The "Americans" in South Africa

The “Americans” in South Africa
Recently I lead a professional corrections delegation to South Africa through a program begun by President Eisenhower in an effort to promote global dialogue and international understanding. The hopeful result of which would be to work toward a sustained peace in all of the respective nations visited. The demystification of culture, religion, and people can provide the opportunity to experience our global similarites, and differences shared; also to promote a healthy educative process to replace skepticism. After all, people are people, and we share in that commonality as well as our basic human needs.
Corrections delegates from across the United States participated in the delegation comprised a variety of backgrounds.


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