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December 2019

Celebrity Activism in Criminal Justice

Kirit Minhas ’20

Criminal justice is a pervasive topic that exists not only in today’s political climate, but has become a large movement in popular culture. The controversy surrounding mass incarceration has become a confusing mix of myths, fake news, and various forms of injustice and bias. Continue reading “Celebrity Activism in Criminal Justice”

Personal Perspectives on Justice and Incarceration in America: Forum Review

Isabel Shepherd ’20

The first forum of the year, featuring Jason Flom and Noura Jackson, was a resounding success. Flom began with an entertaining, if a bit unorthodox, introduction detailing his experience in the music industry as CEO of Lava Media and his path to the Innocence Project. Flom shared anecdotes about his father, Kid Rock, and many others, before introducing his fellow speaker, Noura Jackson. Continue reading “Personal Perspectives on Justice and Incarceration in America: Forum Review”

The Dreamers

Rachael Morrison ’22

On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is an immigration policy established during Obama’s presidency where select people, commonly known as Dreamers, who came to the United States under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012 and over the age of 15 can apply for deferred removal action for two years. Continue reading “The Dreamers”

Review: Murderous Minds

Sophia Halmagyi ’23

“Having a murderous mind is not always the same thing as being a murderer or even having the intention of killing,” Dean A. Haycock said in his novel, Murderous Minds: Exploring the Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil, an astonishing read for human beings intrigued by the psychotic mind of a criminal. The novel, Murderous Minds: Exploring the Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evils, introduces the mind and brain of a criminal psychopath versus a psychopath. Continue reading “Review: Murderous Minds”

Criminal Justice in Delaware

Isabel Shepherd ’20

While criminal justice and prison reform remain major topics on the national stage, it is important to understand the state of the problem on a local and state level. Continue reading “Criminal Justice in Delaware”

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