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Crimcast is a virtual resource devoted to critical conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues. Our blogposts, twitter feeds, podcasts and other content provide an overview of trends, research, commentary and events of interest to criminal justice practitioners, academics and the general public. CrimCast is sponsored by The Center for Crime and Popular Culture, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.

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Brooke Georgia Guinan Inspired in Lost in Trans*lation

Nickie Phillips

Brooke Georgia Guinan

Brooke Georgia Guinan

We were honored to host third-generation New York City Fire Department member Brooke Georgia Georgia Guinan (3/15) as part of the Spring 2016 Senior Lecture Series: New Protest Movements at SFC (Profs. Emily Horowitz and Sara Haviland).  

Brooke is the “first and only transgender firefighter” in the FDNY (read more in this inspiring Village Voice piece), and she shared her personal journey about coming out as a transgender person and her professional triumphs as the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. 

Brooke Georgia Guinan

Brooke Georgia Guinan

Brooke Georgia Guinan

Brooke Georgia Guinan

City on a Grid: How New York Became New York

Nickie Phillips

When it was conceived in 1811, New York City's street grid was supposed to end the chaos of "old New York" spreading unplanned from Manhattan's southern tip. Join us for a discussion about how the Grid made Manhattan the NYC of today Gerard Koeppel @koeppelg and Hilary Ballon @MuseumofCityNY on 11/10. Reception and book signing to follow. We have a special $30 ticket + signed copy of the book. Use the code MCBC3 for discount tix for $10! 

Historic Climate March Headcount Was 400,000

Staci Strobl

In an unprecedented display of people power, 400,000 individuals marched in New York City on Sunday at the People's Climate March to send a message to the United Nations that the time has come for international cooperation on significant reductions in carbon emissions.  Framed as a social justice issue, the "stop climate change" environmental movement effective allied with labor unions, church groups, and others in a historic demonstration.  Crimcast offers a small gallery of pictures from the march below.

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Stop and Frisk Political Discourse in NYC at a New Low-Point

Nickie Phillips


Dr. Delores Jones-Brown's response in Black Star News to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent defensive statements about the city's stop and frisk policies explains why the rhetoric is only getting worse.  She writes:

"Someone close to Mayor Michael Bloomberg should pull him aside and let him know that by continuously convening press conferences where he announces that Blacks are under-stopped and that Whites are over-stopped he looks and sounds eerily like George Wallace, standing on the steps of the Alabama State capitol in 1962 declaring, 'Segregation today, Segregation tomorrow, Segregation forever.'”

Read more here.