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Archives for June 2009

Study of Effective Correctional Programs: Crime News

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy conducted a study to identify evidence-based options to reduce crime and criminal justice costs. The study examined 545 comparison group evaluations of adult corrections, juvenile corrections and prevention programs. The study included two phases. The first phase identified programs that work using meta-analytic procedures to evaluate the evidence. […]

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Report summarizes what has been learned about efficacy of drug courts.

Crime in America.Net meta terms” Crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources Drug Courts The Sentencing Project has released a report that summarizes what has been learned about efficacy of drug courts. Their analysis found that most evaluations indicate that drug court graduates are less likely to be rearrested than individuals processed through […]

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Study of the Chicago CeaseFire Program

CRIME PREVENTION In this study of the Chicago CeaseFire program, Skogan, Hartnett, Bumb, and Dobois incorporated both process and outcome components to examine the implementation and impact of the program. CeaseFire is a program designed to reduce shootings and killing by using trained “interrupters” to help change the behavior of those individuals with a high […]

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Attorney General Holder’s Remarks- Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy

Attorney General Holder’s Remarks for the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and Congressional Black Caucus Symposium “Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy 25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act” Washington, D.C. Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Congressman Conyers, thank you for your kind introduction. It is my pleasure to join this esteemed group of federal […]

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Alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students (Latest Data)

Alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students rose from 1,440 deaths in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005, along with increases in heavy drinking and drunk driving, according to an article in the July supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The special issue describes the results of a broad array of research-based programs […]

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The accessibility and affordability of alcohol and drug addiction treatment

Poll: Open Society Institute/Lake Research Partners Date:June 2009 Source:OSI This study, sponsored by the Open Society Institute, examines attitudes toward the accessibility and affordability of alcohol and drug addiction treatment for the many Americans who need these services, including veterans. The poll shows that Americans of all walks of life are personally touched by addiction, […]

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Serious Mental Illnesses among Nation’s Jail Populations

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources WASHINGTON (June 1, 2009) – A new study released today of more than 20,000 men and women entering jail offers the most accurate accounting in more than two decades of the number of adults with serious mental illnesses in these facilities. […]

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Making Arrests in Domestic Violence Cases

The Problem Police have been making more arrests in domestic violence incidents. In 2000, about 50 percent of intimate partner violence cases1 resulted in arrests, compared to 7 to 15 percent in the 1970s and 1980s. Research has revealed that some aspects of the change cause problems: too many victims are arrested and too few […]

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Project Safe Neighborhoods Program Proven Effective in National Study

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Department of Justice today announced research findings showing that the Project Safe Neighborhoods program (PSN) has been successful in reducing violent crime. An evaluation of the nation-wide program found a statistically significant decline in violent […]

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75 Cities Invited To Join National Crime Initiative

Speaking at a special session of the annual National Institute of Justice (NIJ) crime conference yesterday in northern Virginia, Travis said 75 cities have been invited to join the program so far and 30 have tentatively signed on. The leading participants, he said, include Boston, Cincinnati, High Point, N.C., Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Providence.

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Thirty Cities Try New Crime Prevention Program

By GARY FIELDS of the Wall Street Journal At least 30 cities are expected to announce Monday that they are joining an unorthodox crime-fighting program that relies on persuasion, rather than arrests, to cut down on criminal behavior. The initiative, run by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, targets violent crime and open-air drug […]

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Prison Population Growth Slowing: Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net GROWTH IN PRISON AND JAIL POPULATIONS SLOWING: 16 States Report Declines in the Number of Prisoners WASHINGTON – As of June 30, 2008, state and federal correctional authorities had jurisdiction or legal authority over 1,610,584 prisoners. Additionally, 785,556 inmates were held in custody in local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) […]

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Lowest Rates of Crime

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources LOWEST RATES OF VIOLENT AND PROPERTY CRIME WERE EXPERIENCED BY ASIANS, NATIVE HAWAIIANS, AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS      WASHINGTON – The nation’s Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander population had the lowest rates of violent and property victimizations among all racial […]

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Human Trafficking

MORE THAN 1,200 ALLEGED INCIDENTS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORTED IN THE U.S. WASHINGTON – In the first 21 months of operation, the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS) recorded information on more than 1,200 alleged incidents of human trafficking, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The HTRS contains data collected […]

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People Under Correctional Supervision: Crime News

Crime in America.Net ONE IN EVERY 31 U.S. ADULTS WERE IN PRISON OR JAIL OR ON PROBATION OR PAROLE IN 2007 WASHINGTON — More than 7.3 million men and women were under correctional supervision in the nation’s prisons or jails or on probation or parole at yearend 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of […]

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