Improved website, with Not-Blind Justice & Killing augmenting Bullying.

After more than a year of planning and reconstruction by my webmaster, my site is better and more interesting (e.g., featuring topics like not-blind justice).

Site has new, easier navigation.

The site is faster and easier to navigate now. The latter means you can more easily find blogs, info, and resources (including new links, books, promotions, fun quizzes) that interest you.  Just look for several pull-down choices under 9 new menu selections in red at the top of the site. And use , too, the handy pull-down choices added to a couple of the standard 8 tabs on the black navigation bar at the top.

Killing—and so much more—added to Bullying and Cleft Heroes.

I’ll be emphasizing Villains and Fools more than Heroes on the site moving forward. I won’t abandon Faces, Clefts,  and Bullying however. Instead, I’ll be dealing with people who started lives where bullying was the norm, and as a result they fell into serious crime.  As I research material for my next book, Four Murders and a Funeral, I’ll be blogging a little less often, but about topics I’m sure will interest you.

Lady w scales peeks from under her blindfold, leading to not-blind justice

Peeking means no-blind Justice

Not-blind justice.

What’s become clear in my book research is that the justice system peeks from under the blindfold of Lady Justice. There’s preferential treatment galore. I’ll unpack the invisible knapsack of white privilege and male privilege (think of violent criminal Brock Turner, the rapist). And I’ll do the same with nonviolent criminals like those who commit white-collar crime. Not-blind justice has to be addressed, even if it doesn’t comes from the usual places.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. I’ll look at delayed justice and the Unicorn Killer as well as the insanity plea as relates to several serial killers .

Turning from blogs about how justice isn’t so blind (we all know how the poor are treated by the criminal justice system), I’ll look at the new field of Victimology and the Victims of Crime Assistance act. And I plan to blog, too, about which crime and gun crime statistics we can trust and which we can’t trust. I’ll pay attention to what we criminologists call “the dark figure of crime.”

And what is community based corrections? I’’ll explore this euphemism for probation and parole –whereby criminals are given 2nd, 3rd, and even more chances, often without any proof of rehabilitation. Inmates such as OJ Simpson get paroled according to formulae and without regard to the feelings and or safety of their victims (think of the Goldman family).

So, visit my site as often as you can and see what’s going on. We’ll go on an interesting journey as I write Four Murders and a Funeral.

Leave a comment, ask a question, or give me a piece of your mind. I’ll respond since I care about you and these topics.

A site dedicated to Faces, Facial Differences, and Heroes, Villains and Fools

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Male privilege, sex, and the fall of a cleft icon.

Male privilege in action? Rep Franks in blue shirt, waving. Scar from cleft on upper lip.

An op ed piece in Friday's Washington Post helped make up my mind re former congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.). The op ed author described a classic case of male privilege in action. The writer Melissa Richmond* is currently vice president of Running … [Continue reading]

How to be a friend of CLEFT HEART this Holiday season.

cleft heart book cover

I published Cleft Heart in 2014, and since then thousands of readers and fans have enjoyed the book and showed great support through various social media updates and more. This holiday season, it’d be fantastic if you could use Twitter, Facebook , … [Continue reading]

White economic privilege impacts crim justice system.

Black and white poster with "Let's talk" re White privilege statistics.

  White privilege statistics. I've been writing a memoir of late about how four murders seriously changed my career as a criminologist. So, how do white privilege statistics come into play? Well, among the many reasons the murders changed my … [Continue reading]

Ending white privilege in the criminal justice system?

Black man with blindfold in red-white-and-blue, like a flag.

  In the process of writing my follow-up memoir to Cleft Heart, I've rediscovered the impact white privilege has on the crim justice system. Such privilege has become painfully clear in the four murders that struck amazingly close to home for me in … [Continue reading]

Rape, male privilege, sentencing, and punishment.

Headshot of brunette Amber Rose Carlson in glasses, who addresses rape & male privilege.

An essay about rape and male privilege that's been widely circulated lately got my attention for sure. Not because so many women have been Weinsteined by Harvey who had gatekeeping power or raped by everyday men who were intimidating. But because … [Continue reading]

Scariest Horror Villains of all time? Halloween edition.

It's Halloween season, and so why not have some scary villain fun? It's appropriate here, too. My site is dedicated to heroes, villains, and fools... as well as to the more abstract notions of discrimination and preferential treatment in the justice … [Continue reading]

Authors of THE BULLYING ANTIDOTE recognize local heroes.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sitting next to a student at a computer.

Please join a writer friend of mine at an award ceremony recognizing East Bay, California heroes in bullying prevention.   Kristen Caven and her psychologist mom, Louise Hart, wrote The Bullying Antidote. More about this book later in the … [Continue reading]