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Above: The 2021 Attack on the U.S. Capitol represents just one of several extremist occurrences within the past seven years.Photo: Chris Jones …

Introduction Social theories don’t emerge from a vacuum. They are neither apolitical nor ahistorical. Rather, they form from both the philosophical assumptions …

Fear and Control Hate groups and hate crime have a close relationship. That relationship’s foundations? Fear. Fear of a threat from a …

Hate Crime. A phrase so upsetting it might just be easier to pretend it doesn’t exist. News of more and more disturbing …

In his exploration of America’s punitive turn at the end of the twentieth century, legal scholar Jonathan Simon examines the publications of …

So, last post I plan to have under the GEDI header for a while. My reflection from this last week’s readings (mainly …

So, some background on your favorite criminologist*. When I was in college, I was not exactly the ideal student. I displayed excellent …

Short Answer: You can’t. Long Answer: In my reflections on this week’s class readings, I’ve noticed that defenses for traditional undergraduate grading …

This reflection comes from the GEDI readings for this week, the links for which can be found at the bottom of this …

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Note: I originally wrote several blog posts for the 2019 GEDI Conteporary Pedagogy Course at Virginia Tech. At their original time of writing, posts were hosted on a different page. Those posts with the “GEDI” tag may have links leading to posts or resources which are no longer available.