The Cycle

5439a95feaf5d.preview-620Today I’m going to discuss the concept of “white privilege” as it pertains to the criminology concepts of “labeling theory” and “strain theory.” But first, I’m going to give some brief adulation to the Normandy Police Department. Normandy, MO is the St. Louis County Municipality immediately south of Ferguson, Mo. Over the weekend Normandy officers talked a black male with a gun to his own head into voluntarily surrendering without any need for force. The officers involved in this case showed heroic restraint and care which saved a man’s life. Of course, you won’t read about this incident in the news and the media should be ashamed of themselves.

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