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Friday, September 12, 2014

"Lack of criminal justice education"

"Lack of criminal justice education"

This is one of the major explanations for why the media get it so wrong--i.e., for why the news media often make stupid mistakes when it comes to covering crime and criminal justice.

Here is an example of it:

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide.  (Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

The former Olympian escaped the more serious charge of murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.  Faces up to 15 years in jail » 

15 years in JAIL?

Sorry, media, that is not possible. People who are incarcerated for more than a year go to prison, not jail. There is a difference, and it actually matters.


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