There has been a rise anti-LGBTQ+ demonstrations by far-right groups across the country. In The Columbus Dispatch, Dr. Matthew Valasik discusses the recent protest by Proud Boys and Patriot Front at the Red Oak Community School’s canceled “Holi-Drag Storytime” event in Clintonville, Ohio . Dr. Valasik contends that groups like Proud Boys and Patriot Front clearly meet the criteria of what constitutes a “criminal gang” and should be treated as such by local law enforcement. The failure of police to act limits the potential to gather meaningful intelligence on these groups, reduces community trust in police, and further segregates law enforcement from the community. Read this article here.
In the Media
- New Article Testing Plausible Mechanisms for the Contagion of Street Gang Violence by Dr. Matthew Valasik Published in Network Science
- Dr. Dewey, Dr. VandeBerg, CCJ Masters Alum Oroz, and Dr. Lockwood-Roberts Publish Study on Prison Staff Responses to Media Representations of Their Work
- Graduate Student Tori Stuecklen Inspects the State of the Juvenile Justice System In Relation to Social Control for Class Research
Dr. Adam Lankford recently published a study on the 2016 Dallas and Baton Rouge cop killers, who committed two of the worst targeted attacks on American police officers in recent history — within eleven days of each other.