Success in the Media

Archives for July 2009

More Fraud Prevention Information from the FBI

Telemarketing Fraud When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a victim of telemarketing fraud. Warning signs — what a caller may tell you: – “You must act ‘now’ or the offer won’t be good.” – “You’ve […]

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FBI Scam Alert–Online Rental Ads Could be Phony

CONSUMER ALERT Online Rental Ads Could be Phony 07/29/09 You can’t believe your good fortune—you find a rental home in a nice area through a Craigslist classified ad at an unbelievably low rate. The landlord—who had to leave the country and travel to Nigeria—asks that you wire him two months’ worth of rent. You arrive […]

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How Police Departments Were Picked for New Federal Funding-2

From 7,272 Applications to 1,046 Awards: The CHRP Scoring and Capping Process When the application period for the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) closed on April 14, 2009, more than 7,200 applications requesting more than $8 billion had been submitted. With $1 billion available, the COPS Office was faced with the task of establishing policies […]

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How Police Departments Were Picked for New Federal Funding

The COPS Office has prepared a COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) Announcement Toolkit that provides additional information on how the CHRP application was created, reviewed, and final awards were selected. The Toolkit includes the final award list; CHRP applicant rankings by state; state summary sheets that include the number of agencies that applied and were […]

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The White House And Justice Department Announce $1 Billion In Grants To Add Officers To America’s Streets

The White House And Justice Department Announce $1 Billion In Grants To Add Officers To America’s Streets Vice President Joseph Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced $1 billion in grants to fund the hiring or rehiring of 4,699 law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grants will […]

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Violence by Gang Members, 1993-2003

U.S. Department of Justices Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief Violence by Gang Members, 1993-2003 June 2005, NCJ 208875 By Erika Harrell BJS Statistician According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), victims perceived perpetrators to be gang members in about 6% of violent victimizations between 1998 and 2003. On […]

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1.4 MILLION PEOPLE TREATED IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS FOR VIOLENCE-RELATED INJURIES

The press release and related data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics web site remains the latest data on the subject. Posted by request. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE BJS SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1997 202/633-3047 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE TREATED IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS FOR VIOLENCE-RELATED INJURIES Approximately 17 percent Injured by Intimates WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hospital […]

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STUDY FINDS MORE THAN HALF OF ALL CONVICTED VIOLENT FELONS HAD A PRIOR RECORD

Thirty Percent of Those Who Murdered Were Younger Than 21 WASHINGTON — Fifty-six percent of the violent felons convicted in the nation’s 75 most populous counties from 1990 through 2002 had a prior conviction record, 38 percent had a prior felony conviction and 15 percent had been previously convicted for a violent felony, according to […]

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67 PERCENT OF RESPONDING BUSINESSES DETECTED CYBERCRIME

WASHINGTON — Among 7,818 businesses responding to the National Computer Security Survey (NCSS), 67 percent detected at least one cybercrime in 2005, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Nearly 60 percent of businesses detected one or more cyber attacks, 11 percent detected cyber thefts and 24 percent detected other computer security […]

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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) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, […]

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Drug Abusing Offenders Not Getting Treatment They Need in Criminal Justice System

By The National Institute on Drug Abuse Published: 07/20/2009 The vast majority of prisoners who could benefit from drug abuse treatment do not receive it, despite two decades of research that demonstrate its effectiveness, according to researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.In a report published […]

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If your child disappears, it’s critical to act quickly

OrlandoSentinel.com If your child disappears, it’s critical to act quickly By Amy L. Edwards Sentinel Staff Writer July 23, 2009 Each year, thousands of Florida parents and guardians find themselves in a frightening situation full of unknowns: Their child is missing. Whether the child is 5 years old or 25, it’s somebody’s baby. So what […]

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Bullying in Schools–US Department of Justice

The Problem of Bullying in Schools There is new concern about school violence, and police have assumed greater responsibility for helping school officials ensure students’ safety. As pressure increases to place officers in schools, police agencies must decide how best to contribute to student safety. Will police presence on campuses most enhance safety? If police […]

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New and Free Publications from the US Department of Justice

New and Free Publications from the US Department of Justice Addressing Strategies for Future Community Policing “Community Policing: Looking to Tomorrow” (NCJ 227424, 56 pp.) summarizes the results of community policing roundtable meetings held in 2007. This publication reflects the participants’ comments, observations, and opinions along with their discussions. It also focuses on how police […]

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Detroit officials, clergy confront no-snitch culture to fight crime

Detroit officials, clergy confront no-snitch culture to fight crime Doug Guthrie / The Detroit News Detroit –Clergy and civic groups have joined the city’s new leadership in calling for an end to youth violence — specifically targeting the no-snitch culture that says it’s better, and safer, to turn a blind eye to criminal acts. But […]

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