I have never applied for an internship with the FBI, so I’m not sure I can be much help. I really only have knowledge about applying to research-based graduate programs and for research-based grants. Is this a research internship?
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
I counter with, “The only thing that makes like possible is the permanent, tolerable certainty in the face of the all the permanent intolerable uncertainty we experience on a daily basis.”
To those busy patting yourself on the back for the attention that solitary confinement for juveniles is getting, great. But that is just one of 80 pages worth of problems that also need attention.
"Simply put, Rikers is a dangerous place for adolescents and a pervasive climate of fear exists."
Your smartphone can track your mental health in addition to your physical health, and apps are already tackling some of the top mental health issues in the U.S.
My criminologist is coming out on twitter
Except nothing in the data supports this. At all.
Controlling for all other important case variables, the sentencing literature REPEATEDLY shows that women receive shorter sentences compared to men, even if looking at homicides only. Female offenders are seen as less blameworthy, less of a threat to the community, and have more “mitigating factors” argued for their case (including having a child). This is not something that is debated in the criminological literature. At all. The gender gap in sentencing is LARGER than the race gap in sentencing.
prisoners and their women
prisoners and their partners
Admittedly I’m having a tough time figuring out if there’s a reason someone who wishes to pursue therapy should refrain from doing so…
Ambivalence is fine, lack of interest or engagement can be worked with, and if someone is looking to better themselves whether on a smaller or larger scale it’s all worth their time.
Anyone else have thoughts on whether there’s a good reason to not pursue therapy?
As a tangent, we do talk about the “readiness” for therapy or rehabilitation in correctional settings. Recidivism programs have notoriously low success rates and recent scholars have argued that in order for rehabilitation to be successful, the individual must be open to change and must alter their cognitive reasoning, attitude toward drug use, antisocial attitudes, reading level, vocation skills, etc.. Experiences within the prison walls have the ability to close off the individual to change or make change a more appealing option. It is still unclear how identity transformations, increased levels of strain, victimization within the prison, and visitations affect the individual in terms of being malleable (MacKenzie, 2006).
I know it isn’t directly related to the topic, but I thought it was interesting. Of course our outcome is recidivism and not a sense of well-being or symptom management/reduction.
How to Make 5 Hours of Work Look Like 10 Hours of Work: An Autobiography
The ecological fallacy occurs when you make conclusions about individuals based only on analyses of group data.
For instance, assume that you measured the math scores of a particular classroom and found that they had the highest average score in the district. Later, you run into one of the kids from that class and you think to yourself “she must be a math whiz.”
This is an effect which occurs when people use statistical data and apply it incorrectly. It is often used by people who are seeking factual support for their arguments.
It is sometimes also used by researchers who are a bit too keen on proving something.
You might be doing it wrong.
Measured attitudes are weakly correlated with actual behaviors.
Just a little reminder.