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Executive Board Statement on the Trump Administration's Policies Related to Crime and Justice - May 2017


IS IT ART OR IS IT CRIME? 

The Art | Crime Archive Launches New Platform

San Diego, CA – July 27, 2017.   The Art | Crime Archive (ACA), the online archive of deviant art and creative criminality, announced today the launch of its new web-based platform:  www.artcrimearchive.net

“The Art | Crime Archive is a great space for artists, academics, students, or anyone interested in art and crime to post content and to engage in conversations about the shadow space where creativity and deviance overlap,” said Paul Kaplan, professor of criminology and ACA co-director said.

The ACA’s method involves locating, archiving, and studying visual, audio, and text artifacts that illuminate the cultural similarities between deviant art and criminal behaviors.  The work product is a dynamic archive which can be configured and re-configured for a multiplicity of contexts — art exhibitions, academic presentations, community awareness panels, etc. 

About the Art | Crime Archive
The ACA was created in 2012, and since its inception has functioned as a participatory archive for a wide range of scholars, artists, students, and community members.  The website’s content—over 500 articles from around the globe—is entirely user-generated. The ACA is part of San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Institute for Public and Urban Affairs (IPUA), and is directed by Kaplan, artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter, and computer engineer Dan Salmonsen. 

Press Contacts
Brian Goeltzenleuchter
858-602-8448
bgoeltzenleuchter@mail.sdsu.edu

Paul Kaplan
619-594-2350
pkaplan@mail.sdsu.edu


MEASURES FOR JUSTICE LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING DATA PORTAL THAT BRINGS NEW TRANSPARENCY TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

 
ROCHESTER – NY – May 23, 2017 – Measures for Justice (MFJ) released a Data Portal that tracks how criminal cases are being handled at the county level from arrest to post-conviction.

The Data Portal offers unprecedented transparency into local justice systems by collecting and analyzing criminal justice data and presenting them at the county level.

The Portal allows users to review and compare performance data within and across states, and to break them down by race/ethnicity; sex; indigent status; age; offense type; offense severity; and attorney type.

“The data are a treasure trove for communities that will now have access to reliable, informative, and comprehensive data about their criminal justice systems,” said Amy Bach, President and Executive Director, Measures for Justice. “Our Portal is intended to be a starting point for conversations about how to address the multiple issues facing the criminal justice system.”

The Data Portal launches with data from over 300 counties in six states: Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Utah, North Carolina, and Washington.

In addition, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is joining other funders to help support Measures for Justice’s goal of measuring 20 states by 2020. These funders include the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, Google.org, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

“It's a sad reality that in today's America there is no easy way to access the most basic criminal justice data from across the country.  Better access to criminal justice data is important for informing efforts to make our communities safer and our criminal justice system fairer—after all, you can’t solve a problem if you don't have the facts. We’re thrilled to be supporting Measures for Justice’s work.” – David Plouffe, President of Policy and Advocacy, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Data Portal comprises data that has been passed through 32 performance measures developed by some of the country’s most renowned criminologists and scholars. The measures address three primary objectives of criminal justice systems: Public Safety; Fair Process; Fiscal Responsibility.

“I can imagine a wide variety of uses for the data—the courts, the legislature, and law enforcement. It’s an extremely useful tool.” – Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

 

About Measures for Justice
Measures for Justice (MFJ) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to bring transparency to the criminal justice system from arrest to post-conviction at the county level. MFJ collects and analyzes criminal justice data from counties and displays them on a Data Portal that is free to the public. The Data Portal has been six years in the making. The organization was founded in 2011 and, in addition to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is funded with the support of Google.org, the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Pershing Square Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. For more information, please visit www.measuresforjustice.org.

About Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was launched in December 2015 by Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and founder and CEO of The Primary School in East Palo Alto. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is a new kind of philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity through engineering, grant making, impact investing, policy and advocacy work. Initial areas of focus include science and education.
 

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megan.michienzi@edelman.com


THE EUROPEAN FORUM FOR RESTORITIVE JUSTICE NEWFLASH


THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POLITICAL DISSENT SERIES

Series Editor: Judith Bessant, RMIT University (Judith.Bessant@rmit.edu.au)

This challenging new book series explores the way governments and key institutions from across the political spectrum have intensified their efforts to criminalize and regulate traditional and new forms of political dissent. The series features major contributions from the social sciences, law and legal studies, media studies, the arts and philosophy to document what happens when the state and other power elites regard the actions of political activists as illegal.

This timely book series explores the legal, political and ethical implications when governments now routinely engage in electronic and digital surveillance, outlaw public assembly and freedom of movement in physical and virtual space and prosecute activists. The books in this series are a must read for anyone interested in the future of democracy.

To propose a book for this series please email Judith.Bessant@rmit.edu.au

For more information please visit www.routledge.com/books/series/CRIMPD

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MANUSCRIPT REVIEWERS NEEDED - The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS), a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on contemporary issues in criminology, criminal justice and victimology, is currently seeking manuscript reviewers.  As the official journal of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) it provides a publication outlet for established and emerging researchers worldwide.  IJCJS is indexed by SCOPUS, ProQuest, and EBSCO, among others.

If you are interested in serving as a manuscript reviewer or if you would like to submit a manuscript for consideration, please contact Dr. Curtis R. Blakely, Managing Editor, Truman State University, cblakely@truman.edu.