Fifteen Eighty Four


Tag Archives: criminology

Number of articles per page:

  • 16 Mar 2021
    Marcelo Bergman, Gustavo Fondevila

    Red hot prisons in Latin America

    In the last days of February, prisons in the region demonstrated the nature of the crisis in which they are submerged. In Ecuador, on the 23rd, a series of riots ended in at least 79 deaths. A few days before, in Paraguay, prisoners had taken control of the Tacumbu prison, the largest in the country, […]

    Read More
  • 6 Aug 2019
    Scott H. Decker, David C. Pyrooz

    Who runs the joint? Gangs and social order in prisons

    To most people, life in prison is a mystery. In a new study, we examine many aspects of prison life, with a special focus on the role of gangs. We interviewed 802 inmates in prison in Texas, half of whom were gang members. With 150,000 inmates, Texas is the largest state prison system in the […]

    Read More
  • 9 Apr 2019
    Bonnie Berry

    Appearance Bias and Crime

    As strange as it may seem, there is very little research on the topic of physical appearance and its relationship to criminal involvement, criminal victimization, and the crime control process.   While it is popularly known that young Black men are disproportionately singled out for arrest and receive harsher sentences than those with other appearance traits, […]

    Read More

Number of articles per page: