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Problems of Discourse
with Criminal Profiles

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: July 24, 1999
E-Mail Faculty on the Site.

Voices from the Hellmouth
Article by John Katz detailing the way kids feel when school is "nightmare of exclusion."
Stories by the "geeks" themselves. A section of this very, very
long article, that takes a very long time to load, was excerpted
by the Critical Criminologist Newsletter in Summer 1999,
"with the aim of providing an interesting critical analysis from a point of view
frequently left out of the debate."
Link added July 24, 1999. Criminal Profiles as Ignorant Bad Faith
Link added July 1, 1999.
Offender Profiles

Criminal Profiles and Ignorant Bad Faith

Brief review by Jeanne Curran and Susan R. Takata
Part of Narrative of Learning Identity Series
Copyright: July 1999. "Fair Use" encouraged.

Gurza's article from June 29, L.A. Times: "Discovering a Crackdown of a Different Color."

Profiles - especially crime profiles are supposed to aid police in articulating the characteristics that make up a potential suspect. We should get an old sample profile, no longer in use, to put up for students to show them the policy the characteristic came from and why that characteristic was added. We should then point out the unstated assumptions that lie behind most profiles. Link also under race and abuse of disciplinary power, (Covaleskie) which I know, doesn't have a link yet.