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Policy and the Carceral State

An overview of some resources related to policing, imprisonment, and US policy.

Citing Social Media

From Turabian 8th Edition:


Comment posted on a social networking service

Cite in running text (“In a message posted to her Twitter account on August 25, 2011, . . .”) instead of in a note, and they are rarely listed in a bibliography. The following example shows the more formal version of a note.


  1. Sarah Palin, Twitter post, August 25, 2011 (10:23 p.m.), accessed September 4, 2011,           


Blog entry or comment

Cite in running text (“In a comment posted to The Becker-Posner Blog on February 16, 2012, . . .”) instead of in a note, and they are commonly omitted from a bibliography. The following examples show the more formal versions of the citations.

  1. Gary Becker, “Is Capitalism in Crisis?,” The Becker-Posner Blog, February 12, 2012, accessed February 16, 2012,
  2. Becker, “Is Capitalism in Crisis?”


Becker, Gary. “Is Capitalism in Crisis?” The Becker-Posner Blog, February 12, 2012. Accessed February 16, 2012.


Often limited to a mention in the text or in a note (“As of July 27, 2012, Google’s privacy policy had been updated to include . . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be styled as in the examples below. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date and, if available, a date that the site was last modified.

  1. “Privacy Policy,” Google Policies & Principles, last modified July 27, 2012, accessed January 3, 2013,
  2. Google, “Privacy Policy.”


 Google. “Privacy Policy.” Google Policies & Principles. Last modified July 27, 2012. Accessed January 3, 2013.

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