Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Aug. 23, 2015)






  • Why the criminal system is not just.  From the article: “We convince judges and jurors that being objective is a choice, when numerous biases operate beyond our conscious awareness or control. We purport to execute only those who most deserve it, but walk down death row and you won’t see the worst of the worst. You’ll see people with ineffective lawyers; you’ll see a disproportionate number of people who just happen to have darker skin and thicker lips; you’ll see innocent people — one out of 25 by the best estimate.Our approach to criminal justice is failing us.”
  • Speaking of which, here are eight charts on what it’s like being black in the American criminal justice system.







  • Atlas is a great resource to look up charts of data on anything you need.


  • A study shows that working early in the day makes you look more productive and a better worker to your supervisor than if you work later in the day.  It doesn’t matter how many hours per week you work or how well you do at your job.

About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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