On Crime and Blogging
TinaTrent.com started out in 2007 as Crime Victims Media Report. The purpose of this blog was (and still is) to address pro-criminal biases in the media and academia. In 2012, I relaunched the blog as TinaTrent.com. Crime and crime policy remain the main focus, but I have decided to branch out to other subjects as well.
Contacting the Website
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Note to Crime Victims
I am not a lawyer, and this blog is a one-person effort. However, if you are looking for help, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I might be able to put you in touch with officials, advocacy groups, or other people with similar experiences. If you want to tell your story or try to correct an injustice, I can offer some assistance, but please know that I do not have financial resources or really any other platform beyond this blog.
A Note to Police, Prosecutors, Crime Technicians, and Other Law Enforcement Personnel
This is a pro-police, pro-prosecution blog. I maintain strict confidentiality when contacted by members of law enforcement, and I am very open to hearing from people in law enforcement who are frustrated by the ways the media misrepresents them. I will anonymously publish stores about injustice directed at those who help enforce the law so long as I can confirm them privately.
A Note to Offenders
I am fine with hearing from offenders who are looking for real ways to make amends for their crimes. That doesn’t include demands for leniency or narcissistic attention-seeking. I don’t believe that our prisons are stuffed with innocent men, and I think the “Restorative Justice” movement has been hijacked by sleazy pro-criminal activists. Go to them if you’re looking for tea and sympathy.
However, I do know that there are people who genuinely regret what they have done, and I believe in the possibility of rehabilitation, even when it does not involve release from prison. I will not put you in touch with your victims; I will not give you a platform to seek attention. If you send this blog pornographic or threatening letters, they go right to the authorities. And I do check backgrounds.
A Note to Pro-Criminal Groupies
About Tina Trent
I was raised in upstate New York and spent twenty-five years bouncing between Florida and Georgia. I have experience in journalism, teaching, refugee services, non-profit administration, lobbying, and crime victim advocacy, and a bunch of other, happier jobs. I am a researcher for Cliff Kincaid’s Soros Files, and I am available to speak on George Soros’ campaign to undermine America — and especially its justice system. Contact the e-mail above to arrange public speaking events.
I went to New College of Florida and hold a PhD. from the Institute for Women’s Studies at Emory University, where I worked under the conservative scholar Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and moved, politically, to the right. If you are interested in my take on hate crime laws (against them), the excessive claims about the prevalence of wrongful convictions, or the media’s shameful legacy of supporting criminals and attacking crime victims, here is a link to my dissertation: Forgetting Rape: Sexual Violence and Social Justice in America.
Why I Started This Blog
In the mid-1960’s, crime rates began to rise precipitously in the United States. Nearly fifty years later, they remain far too high, despite crime-fighting successes in places like New York City.
Over the same fifty years, the mainstream media made the crime problem worse. Many journalists romanticize criminals, attack cops, and help hide the damage that criminal behavior wreaks in threatened communities.
Biased reporting on law enforcement, sentencing, and the positive effects of recent legal reforms has left the public in the dark about the working of our justice system.
Academic criminologists also side with offenders too often. The predominant theory of crime in academia is the “social roots theory,” which displaces all responsibility for criminal acts from the criminal onto society itself.
Belief in the “social roots theory” leads to leniency in sentencing and imprisonment. Thanks to the popularity of this theory among important opinion-makers, even prolific and violent criminals have had little to fear from criminal justice system for most of the last fifty years.
Even as the body count became unbearably high in urban neighborhoods, intellectuals and journalists refused to deviate from the view that criminals are essentially victims who need understanding and compassion, not correction and deterrence. This viewpoint is now so predominant that the mere suggestion that criminals deserve and even benefit from incarceration is greeted with horror and disbelief.
This website offers an alternative view.