Mike Males: There is virtually no systematic research showing that increasing the smoking age prevents a teen from picking up the habit. Teenage Smoking
Mike Males: But, if “yes means yes” is the right parameter for the revolution (a debate for another forum), why focus only on campuses? Both the 2009 paper and the CDC summaryon sexual violence find much more rape and sexual assault occur outside college than in.
Mike Males and Lizzie Buchen: Given the consequences of marijuana arrest, including fines, jail time, a criminal record, loss of student loans and other federal aid, and court costs, getting arrested for marijuana use may be more harmful than the drug itself — at any age.
Mike Males: In the late 1960s, nearly 100 young black men under age 25 were killed by law enforcement every year.
De-Incarceration: By managing offenders at the local level, California’s counties can develop solutions rooted in best practices.
Mike Males: When it comes to young people, Obama should remain unforgiven for not even trying to address their critical issues.
Senseless Killings: Only tiny fractions of any race or age conform to the worst stereotypes of their demographic group.
Child Prostitution: The silence toward domestic violence victimizing children warps the entire discussion of what we call “youth problems.”
Young Crime Victims: We indulge the easy stuff while avoiding tough problem analysis and policy reform.
Confronting Rape — The White House report barely mentioned a huge, crucial class of victims—children and teenagers in domestic violence.
Mike Males: What is it that makes so many adult brains go haywire when discussing teenagers, to the point that they abandon all sense of logic, fairness, reason, and even basic reality?
Mike Males: Doesn’t it seem logical that a curfew requiring police to remove an entire group of people from public spaces for hours would at least reduce public crimes and safety risks involving that group? Well, it doesn’t.
Mike Males: Black Youth Crime rates have plummeted in the last 20 yrs, a distressing development for powerful interests. You won’t find that in any major-media report.