Entries by Jeffrey Ian Ross

Should Criminologists partner with local Criminal Justice Agencies to conduct research?

One of the many questions Criminologists have, especially those aspiring to become university professors, is should they conduct research in collaboration with local criminal justice organizations? Satisfactorily answering this question is difficult and there is neither a single, nor a simple answer. Why? There are lots of conflicting messages that Criminologists are given and trying […]

Oh Brother, where art the air conditioners?

Summer has ended and the exceedingly hot and inhospitable temperatures that accompanied it this year in many places in the United States and elsewhere is slowly dissipating. While climate scientists and activists debates skeptics about the reality of climate change, one undeniable fact remains: the relentless heat has taken a toll on our environment and […]

Looking for quiet in all the wrong places

Neighborhoods like Le Marais in Paris, the French Quarter in New Orleans, and the East Village in New York City are frequently celebrated for their historical significance, cultural diversity, architectural charm, artistic and bohemian vibes, lively street culture, and tourist attractions. The decision to not simply visit, but to temporarily stay or live in an […]

Trump, his alleged co-conspirators, and our fascination with Mugshots

Over the past few weeks many people and entities seemed to obsess over the release of former president Donald Trump’s mugshot in connection with his indictment and forthcoming arrest, in connection with charges that the engaged in election fraud, by the Fulton County District Attorney’s (DA) office. The focus on the highly anticipated mugshot, unleashed […]