Stan Stojkovic: How much time is enough?

Criminologist, Stan Stojkovic, receives a letter from a convicted murderer.

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Stan Stojkovic, Ph.D., is Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). He is currently working with the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) agency for the state of California regarding prisoner re-entry. He is also the author of Prisoner Reentry (2017).

Michael Perlin: Maybe They Brought in the Wrong Priest

Michael Perlin reflects on a case he took early on as a public defender that would forever shape his career in mental disability law.

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Michael L. Perlin is Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), founding director of NYLS’s Online Mental Disability Law Program, and founding director of NYLS’s International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center.  He is also the co-founder of Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates. He is also the co-author of Sexuality, Disability, and the Law (2016).

Caught Being Stupid

Wishing to show the humanity and complexity of the lives of people who turn to drugs and crime, criminologist Heith Copes embarks on a photo ethnography of methamphetamine use in rural Alabama. But what begins as a research project quickly becomes a life-altering lesson in the truth behind stereotypes, the importance of empathy, and the unparalleled power of human connection.

Listen to Heith recount his time spent on Sand Mountain and meet the individuals from his story, captured in the emotional photo series GOOD BAD PEOPLE: Methamphetamine Use on Sand Mountain by Jared Ragland.

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Hover over each photo to view captions and click to enlarge. Additional photographs and expanded captions can be seen at jaredragland.com.​

All photos by Jared Ragland, from the series GOOD BAD PEOPLE: Methamphetamine Use on Sand Mountain, Marshall County, Alabama, 2015-2016.

 

Col. Robert B. Lim: Keeping Your Eyes Open in the Storm

Col. Robert B. Lim  must perform surgery in the middle of a sandstorm in the Iraq War.

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Robert B. Lim, MD is a General Surgeon on active duty in the United States Army. He specializes in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, which includes robotics, single-incision laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery. He is also the editor of Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations (2016).

Marie Crandall: The Golden Hour of Trauma

After witnessing too many haunting incidents of preventable fatalities in the ER, Dr. Marie Crandall sets out to change the social environment that allows gun violence to jeopardize the lives of citizens. Listen below or stream the official podcast!

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Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS is Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida Jacksonville and Director of Research for the Department of Surgery. She is also a contributing author of Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery (Springer, 2017).