Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Knockout Game: Moral Panic or Real Concern?

Uncommon Journalism speaks with analysts and experts, who air their thoughts on the highly publicized incidents of youth violence.

A surveillance video in Columbia, Mo. captures Adam Taylor being attacked in an apparent "Knockout Game" incident in 2009.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

After Newtown, Seeking Psychiatric Solutions to Mass Shootings

Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner discusses the preventative measures that may stop mass killings from taking place.

Photograph courtesy of Pete Marovich and The Forensic Panel.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Survivors Speak Out on the Stigma of Suicide

Three very different individuals discuss their attempts, how their experiences forever altered their lives and what they are doing today to help others who may be thinking about committing suicide. 

Photograph courtesy of Cara Anna.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

100 Percent Privatized

Earlier this year, all of Florida's juvenile residential facilities became privately-operated. Uncommon Journalism speaks to several analysts and experts on what the decision means, not only for Florida, but the United States juvenile justice system as a whole.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Is the NFL Fixed?

Author Brian Tuohy talks to Uncommon Journalism about the National Football League, and why there may be more to accusations of “rigged” games than just the chatter of conspiracy buffs .

Sunday, November 17, 2013

'Curing' Gay: The Controversy Surrounding Reparative Therapy

A number of organizations claim therapy has the potential to turn homosexual people “straight,” though leading U.S. associations discredit these practices as unsuccessful, if not harmful. Uncommon Journalism examines the highly contentious practice by speaking to counselors, critics and individuals who went through the process themselves. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

'It's the Love'

With assistance from a detention-alternative program and support from his aunt, a young man formerly involved with Georgia's juvenile justice system was able to write his way to rehabilitation.