Pitman's research focuses on policing and penal abolition along with the racist disparities in the criminal legal system. He is committed to the abolishment of the criminal legal system. Pitman has written for public outlets such as TruthOut, The Conversation, the Bangor Daily News, and the Robesonian. Pitman's peer-reviewed articles can be found in Critical Criminology, Race and Justice, and Convergence.
In the News
Explores the nature of prison-building and the resulting exploitation of individuals working in these carceral institutions in Central Appalachia. Argues that prison-building is a mechanism of economic and social control within the region, and we focus our analysis on the poor working conditions, impoverished pay, and the general toxicity of the land on which these prisons are situated.
Findings show that Freenet fosters a singular distribution of content, with a high ratio of blogs (or flogs), child pornography, empty links, and Web 1.0 websites that archive information.
Explores how social media users understand the case of Sandra Bland. Specifically, we focus on where they cast blame and how they explain that blame.