Carbon Trace Productions is a nonprofit documentary film studio founded by Dr. Andrew Cline, a professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University. Dedicated to documentary education for college students, the studio focuses on telling stories about humanitarian organizations, nonprofits, NGOs, and the people who work with them to make our world a better … [Read more...] about A journey from war to peace
People in the U.S. have a constitutional right to a jury trial. Yet, more than 95% of criminal convictions result from guilty pleas rather than jury verdicts. The bulk of these guilty pleas come from plea bargaining. This occurs when prosecutors offer reduced sentences to defendants. In return, they waive their right to a trial. Even those who are innocent can plead guilty. … [Read more...] about Did the pandemic increase guilty pleas?
An online criminal justice master’s degree can open doors to leadership positions and specialized career paths where you can keep the public safe and make a positive impact on the justice system. Dr. Brett Garland, department head of criminology at Missouri State University, answers a few questions about online master’s degrees in this field on Online Master’s … [Read more...] about Online master’s in criminology and criminal justice
A recent Stress in America survey by the American Psychological Association finds that Americans have been more stressed out in the past year than in previous years. This has taken a toll on people’s physical and mental health. One practice that can help people to manage their stress and improve their overall well-being is mindfulness. Rhonda Lesley, the Counseling … [Read more...] about Improve your well-being with mindfulness
Focusing on inclusivity, celebrating diversity and seeking equity: This is the foundation of why we recognize cultural heritage months throughout the year. Each September is recognized as Latinx Heritage Month, but many don’t understand the use of the term Latinx. According to Dr. Jason Jolley, associate dean of the Reynolds College of Arts and Letters and professor of … [Read more...] about Understanding the use of Latinx