Student entries

The Changing Nature of Assault & Hate Crimes

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The Changing Nature of Assault & Hate Crimes Nitya Sunil Last Spring semester, while working on coding cases, I came across a case with characteristics that would determine prosecution for many future cases. The State of Texas v. John Rayne Rivello determines whether a tweet, or any message-sending medium utilized on the Internet, can be […]

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The Roaring Twenty-Twenties: White Nationalism Rising and the Coronavirus

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The Roaring Twenty-Twenties: White Nationalism Rising and the Coronavirus Zion Miller While the Prosecution Project’s objectives primarily relate to how sociopolitical crimes are prosecuted, the Project also studies the trends of how and who commits sociopolitical crime change over time. Examples of past trends was a large right-wing anti-government movement during the 1990s, a massive […]

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Laptop Lectures

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Laptop Lectures Madison Weaver While we have all been suspended from face-to-face instruction as of March 10th, 2020, fortunately, our tPP team is accustomed to working in a decentralized manner and using technology to its fullest. We have team members that work day-by-day in the classroom setting while others contribute from hundreds of miles away. […]

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COVID-19’s Effects on Crime Reporting and Case Management

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COVID-19’s Effects on Crime Reporting and Case Management Catie Barry With millions of people out of work due to government-mandated stay-at-home orders, it leaves the streets seemingly much more riddled with crime. With websites such as Time, Forbes and PBS reporting a significant decrease in crime due to the pandemic, it leaves the public believing […]

News & Updates

A brand new website!

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Hello world! Welcome to our brand new site! As we transition away from our prior institutional host, we felt it was important to host and manage our own website, and here it is! There are still some broken links and other cosmetic fixes, but bear with us as we complete this change and get ready […]

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A Focus on Organization and Uniformity

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. A Focus on Organization and Uniformity Morgan Demboski As the project grows and matures, the processes and content are changing, which creates non-uniformity in the dataset between our past cases and the cases we are adding and coding currently. In our […]

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The Problems of Legitimacy in Discussing Terrorism

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The Problems of Legitimacy in Discussing Terrorism Zion Miller Working on the Prosecution Project has raised more questions for me than answers. One of the largest has been what/who is a terrorist? This is an especially thorny question for me because […]

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The Qualifications of a Combat Veteran

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This continues our series of student reflections and analysis authored by our research team. The Qualifications of a Combat Veteran Stephanie Sorich While coding our most previous group of cases, my coding partner, Zion, and I got into a discussion about the way to code for veteran status and combat veteran for this particular group. […]