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OP-ED: How Not to Raise the Age

Alexandra Cox

Compromises are often necessary in the political process, but not if they stand in the way of racial justice and fundamental fairness. In New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed laudable legislation this week.

Unfortunately, the specifics of the proposal embody significant and damaging compromises. Continue Reading →

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OP-ED: Crime Victims Are Not Who You Think


As a criminologist, criminal justice researcher and victim advocate, I do want there to be an appropriate response when someone is a victim of crime. But there is a big divide between the popular media image of a victim of crime versus who is most likely to be a victim of crime, according to the data. Continue Reading →

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