Arkansas State Police investigate death of prisoner at East Arkansas unit
Caleb Cogburn, 24, was found dead in his cell at the Varner Unit in Gould on Thursday, according to a press release from the Arkansas Department of Corrections. The prisoner was pronounced dead at 6:40 a.m., according to the department. No other details about the circumstances of Cogburn’s death were released. Arkansas State Police was […]
Man sentenced to life in prison in sex trafficking of 6-year-old
A Little Rock man who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a 6-year-old child received a life sentence Tuesday from U.S. District Judge Brian Miller. DeMarcus George, 28, is one of two men charged in the case, which began in February 2018 when the 6-year-old was taken to Arkansas Children’s […]
Republicans say crime is on the rise – what is the crime rate and what does it mean?
In the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, Republican candidates across the nation are blaming Democrats for an increase in crime. But as a scholar of criminology and criminal justice, I believe it’s important to note that, despite the apparently confident assertions of politicians, it’s not so easy to make sense of fluctuations in the […]