Crime, Law and Related Links
Updated: July 13, 2012
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The Redwood Highway begins at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California--the beginning of the Redwood Highway North (Hwy. 101). To the immediate right or east of the Gate lies what remains of Alcatraz, now a national park; a short distance to the east-northeast is San Quentin; much farther north, past the Telecom Valley, MendoSonoma, Silicon, or Digital Coast, is Pelican Bay. Together these prisons represent the past, present, and future, respectively, of incarceration--California style. They also reflect and define the state of communities that rely on them to resolve their crime problems.
The Redwood Highway contains links from and about the world that deal with the nature, extent, control, and prevention of crime. It is devoted to helping us understand the nature of our crime problems as well as how our laws, punishments, and relatively meager prevention strategies have developed and can be changed. There are also links to the scientific study of crime, electronic and print publication, and the profession of criminology. It should be of interest to both professionals in the field and more casual web surfers. The Redwood Highway attempts to focus on quality links and is annotated. Links are usually updated every month or more frequently.
You can examine all of the pages and topics by following the navigation links located on the left side of this page.
Our site first opened in mid-November, 1995.
Is it possible? Did a local city create a parking space in which it was both legal and illegal to park? Examine this photo of a parking space in front of the Rohnert Park, California, Post Office taken in February, 1998. Things hadn't changed as of February 23, 2003. However, some time during the month of April, 2003, as best we can estimate, the city painted the entire section green. Life has now changed in Rohnert Park.
Now the questions have to be posed in past tense. Would you have parked in a space with one half of the curb painted red and the other half painted green? Was it legal for anyone to park in the space? Was it illegal for anyone to park in this space? Even if you believed in a dreamworld of full enforcement of the law... Further, why did a city continue to have such a parking space after this photo had been here for over four years?
Our next task is to find out why the parking space paint was changed...
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