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Facilitating a Smooth Technological Transition for Citizens Returning from Prison

School of Information Professor Kentaro Toyama explains his recent study looking at the digital literacy of citizens returning to society after prison sentences. Toyama finds that returning citizens desire computing skills to help them secure jobs. August 14, 2019. # #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #Career #Criminology #InformationScience #ComputerScience #KentaroToyama ​​​​​​​​​​


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Blight-busting Demolitions Reduced Gun Injuries, Deaths in Detroit Neighborhoods

U-M Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens coalition scholar Jonathan Jay finds a reduction in gun violence in Detroit neighborhoods that have been serviced by the new blight-busting program; however, there is a racial divide in who's serviced. August 1, 2019. #5mins #web-article #MichiganNews #Society #Government/Politics #Detroit #GunControl #Criminology #Community #JonathanJay


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Online Harassment Perceived As Justifiable When Calling Out Bad Behavior

School of Information Assistant Professor Sarita Schoenebeck discusses how online harassment tends to be viewed as an acceptable form of retributive justice when the recipient has committed an offense. June 28, 2018. #5-15mins #Information #web-article #SchoolofInformation #Technology #Society #SoialJustice #InformationScience #SocialMedia #Criminology #OnlineHarassment


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Community Greening Efforts Help Reduce Violent Crime

School of Public Health Professor Justin Heinze and team discover efforts to beautify community spaces not only make a place more aesthetically pleasing, but also improves safety. September 18, 2018. # #PublicHealth #webarticle #SchoolofPublicHealth #Environment/Sustainability #HealthandWellness #FlintWaterCrisis #EarthandEnvironmentalSciences #Criminology


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Nigel Poor: The San Quentin Project

Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series presents Nigel Poor, photographer and professor, to discuss her project at the San Quentin State Prison, where she conducts photography lessons with mostly lifers. October 22, 2018. #30-60mins #ArtandDesign #video #StampsSchoolofArtandDesign #ArtsandCulture #Society #ArtandDesign #Photography #Criminology