Success in the Media

Archives for September 2009

Mental Health Courts Show Promise in Reducing Criminal Behavior

Dear Colleagues: The section of this report on recidivism indicates that mental health courts reduce future criminality. While the evidence is preliminary, it plus data on drug courts suggests that the judiciary has a role to play in crime control.  Crime in America.Net Martha Plotkin: (240) 482-8579, [email protected] Elizabeth Dodd: (646)383-5749, [email protected] September 24, 2009 […]

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The 25 Most Dangerous Colleges–The Daily Beast

See the full story at http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-09-18/how-safe-is-your-college/ The Yale murder has heightened concerns about campus security. The Daily Beast crunches the numbers and ranks the 25 schools with the biggest crime problems. The shocking murder of Yale doctoral student Annie Le had virtually every parent of a college student asking themselves the same question this week: […]

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Prevalence of Gang Problems in the US–US Dept. of Justice

National Youth Gang Survey Analysis Prevalence of Gang Problems in Study Population Editor’s note–this  is part of a larger document. Please see link below. Respondents provided information regarding the presence or absence of active gangs in their jurisdictions. Following a marked decline from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, a steady resurgence of gang problems […]

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When Men Murder Women-State-By-State Analysis

Edited by Crime in America.Net for Presentation Purposes.    The Violence Policy Center conducts research and public education on violence in America and provides information and analysis to policymakers, journalists, advocates, and the general public. This report was authored by VPC Policy Analyst Marty Langley. The study was funded in part with the support of […]

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Crime Priorities of the FBI

Robert S. Mueller, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Statement Before the Senate Judiciary Committee September 16, 2009 Good morning Chairman Leahy, Senator Sessions, and Members of the Committee. I am pleased to be here today. As we discussed when I last appeared before your Committee, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has undergone a […]

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Unfocused Parole System Allowed Victim to Remain Captive by Sex Offender

Unfocused Parole System Allowed Victim to Remain Captive By Pat Nolan|Published Date: September 14, 2009 I was delighted when I heard the news that Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago, had finally been found—alive. I immediately told my wife the great news. The thought of having a child kidnapped is probably every parent’s worst nightmare, […]

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American Crime Rates Lower in 2008 Based on Crimes Reported to Police–FBI

    THE DECLINE OF CRIME Even in Tough Economic Times   09/14/09     – View the 2008 Uniform Crime Report statistics Unemployment, interest rates, stress—they’re all on the rise as the economy is buffeted by a downturn. What’s not rising, however, is crime, according to statistics compiled by the FBI that show violent […]

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Only one solution for child predators–Opinion from the Miami Herald

Only one solution for child predators By LEONARD PITTS JR. [email protected] And what should we do with our monsters?That we have no answer to that question, that we lack consensus on what to do with sexual predators, is evident from the range of our responses to their crimes. From the Catholic church shielding pederastic priests […]

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Over Twenty Million Americans are Current Drug Users

Full report available at http://oas.samhsa.gov/nsduh/2k8nsduh/2k8Results.cfm Highlights This report presents the first information from the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The survey is the primary source of information on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in […]

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Illicit Drug Use Increases Among Adults Ages 50 to 59

Illicit drug use among older adults has increased in recent years, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The percentage of adults ages 50 to 59 who reported using at least one illicit drug* in the past year—primarily marijuana and nonmedical use of prescription drugs—increased from 5.1% in 2002 […]

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US Violent Crime Rate Remained Unchanged in 2008

WASHINGTON – The violent crime rate in 2008—19.3 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older—was unchanged from the previous year, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. The property crime rate declined during 2008 from 147 to 135 crimes per 1,000 households, primarily […]

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Focusing on the High Risk Parolee

2009–Pew Center for the States Executive Summary One out of every 45 adults in the United States is under some form of criminal justice supervision in the community.1 These offenders commit a disproportionate share of the nation’s street crime: recent national statistics indicate that more than half of jail inmates were on probation, parole or […]

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