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Archives for August 2009

Is There A Link Between The Economy and Public Safety?

Is There A Link Between The Economy and Public Safety? by the National League of Cities NEWS ANALYSIS According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s recently released Preliminary Annual Unified Crime Report, cities across the country experienced a 2.5 percent drop in violent crimes and a 1.7 percent decrease in property crimes. These preliminary […]

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White House Conference on Gang Violence Prevention and Crime Control

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House Conference on Gang Violence Prevention and Crime Control Washington, D.C. Monday, August 24, 2009 Good morning. Thank you Tino Cuellar, Alan Hoffman, Cecilia Munoz, and Representative Scott for opening today’s conference. And I’d like to thank all of you who are […]

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Gun Violence Programs: Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) is a nationwide program aimed at reducing gun violence in the United States. A National Institute of Justice funded evaluation of the effectiveness of this major multiyear, multiagency crime prevention initiative found: Reduced violent crime overall in PSN cities; reductions were greater in cities with a high-level of federal prosecution.A decline […]

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Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

The relationship between substance use disorders (SUDs) and child maltreatment is compelling and undeniable. More than eight million children in the United States live with at least one parent who abused or was dependent on alcohol or an illicit drug during the past year.1 These children face a heightened risk of maltreatment.2 One study, for […]

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New/Free Documents Available from the US Department of Justice-August, 2009

Violence & Victimization Research Division’s Compendium of Research on Violence Against Women, 1993-2009 NCJ 223572, August 2009, by Leora N. Rosen, Ph.D., Jocelyn Fontaine, M.S., Nicole D. Gaskin-Laniyan, Ph.D., Candice Price, Karen J. Bachar, M.A., MPH Summary | PDF(Part A) | PDF(Part B) | PDF(Part C) | PDF(Part D) | PDF(Part E) | PDF(Part F) […]

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FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for Second Quarter of 2009

During the second quarter of 2009, there were 1,304 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,444 reported violations in the same quarter of 2008.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,278 robberies of financial institutions2, 19 burglaries, and seven larcenies reported between […]

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BUSINESSES BEWARE Of Mass Marketing Scams–FBI

08/14/09 Almost everyone has heard horror stories about individuals who have been taken in by mass marketing fraud schemes—from phony sweepstakes to lottery scams. But here’s something you may not know: the very same fraudsters who target individual consumers also target businesses. Illicit mass marketers know that the keepers of corporate funds may be just […]

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‘Redemption’ in an Era of Widespread Criminal Background Checks-US Department of Justice

‘Redemption’ in an Era of Widespread Criminal Background Checks by Alfred Blumstein and Kiminori Nakamura One of the stated goals in President Barack Obama’s crime and law enforcement agenda is to break down employment barriers for people who have a prior criminal record, but who have stayed clean of further involvement with the criminal justice […]

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Crime and Punishment–The Impact of Incarceration

JEFF JACOBY Crime and punishment By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe Columnist | August 5, 2009 OF THE 2.3 million people in prisons and jails in the United States, roughly 140,000, or 6 percent, are serving life sentences. Of that number, about 41,000 – 1.8 percent of all inmates – were sentenced to life without parole. […]

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Fiscal Crisis in Corrections, VERA Institite of Justice-Pew Center for the States

States across the United States are facing the worst fiscal crisis in years. All but two states are dealing with budget deficits, and spending is being cut across the board. Second only to Medicaid, corrections has become the fastest growing general fund expenditure in the United States. Considered off limits for many years, corrections budgets […]

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The Real Murder Mystery? It’s the Low Crime Rate

August 2, 2009 The Real Murder Mystery? It’s the Low Crime Rate–New York Times By SHAILA DEWAN MAYBE it is time to call in one of those clairvoyants who help detectives solve the case. Because no one else can explain what criminals have been doing in the first half of 2009. Not that the news […]

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Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being–US Department of Justice

Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009.” The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is one of the 22 Federal agencies that constitute the Forum. Since 1997, the Forum has published this annual report, which […]

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Sexual Exploitation of Girls-National Council on Crime and Deliquency

Sexual Exploitation of Girls Position Statement Girl Matters: A Voice for Hidden Victims Naïve and vulnerable girls lured by slick-talking pimps are drugged, beaten and held hostage for sex. They are our children, and they are the latest casualties of human trafficking. Ashley, barely 18, pleaded to the driver to let her go. Three older […]

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Prison overcrowding: A federal case?

Prison overcrowding: A federal case? By Howard Mintz [email protected] Posted: 08/05/2009 08:22:52 PM PDT Updated: 08/06/2009 01:27:09 PM PDT A federal court’s sweeping order this week forcing California to cut its prison population by 40,000 inmates may have been as predictable as it was dramatic, a judicial thunderbolt state officials should have seen coming for […]

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Holder: Jail is not only crime solution

Holder: Jail is not only crime solution Chicago Tribune August 4, 2009 CHICAGO – — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, addressing the American Bar Association on Monday, called for getting not only tough but also “smart” on crime, saying that jail is not the entire answer when it comes to law enforcement. Noting that one […]

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