Success in the Media

Archives for October 2009

Halloween Sex Offender Supervision

Halloween Sex Offender Supervision–Radio Program Welcome to DC Public Safety–radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. See http://media.csosa.gov  (go to radio shows) We now average 196,000 requests per month. The show interviews April Cole and Paul Brennan; both are supervisors in the sex offender unit of the Court Services and Offender […]

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American schools were always violent

  Posted on Wed, Oct. 14, 2009 Commentary Strife is not new to the schoolhouse, but guns are. By Jonathan Zimmerman Four boys assault their teacher, who later dies of her injuries. Across the country, newspapers compete to unearth the most lurid details of the episode. It seems the boys were annoyed at being detained […]

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Record-Low Support for Stricter Gun Laws

Forty-four percent favor stricter laws on firearm sales by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup finds a new low of 44% of Americans saying the laws covering firearm sales should be made more strict. That is down 5 points in the last year and 34 points from the high of 78% recorded the first […]

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Nearly One in Four Intimate Partner Cases Involved a Child Witness

     WASHINGTON – A child witnessed violence in 22 percent of intimate partner violence cases filed in state courts, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. In another 14 percent of intimate partner violence cases, a child was present at the time of the incident […]

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Vehicle theft rate hits 20-year low

By Donna Leinwand, USA TODAY Reported vehicle theft has fallen to a 20-year low even as the number of vehicles on the road has doubled, as manufacturers install sophisticated anti-theft technology in cars and police target organized car-theft rings.The FBI estimates 956,846 motor vehicles were stolen in 2008 — 315 cars for every 100,000 people. […]

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Hot Spots Key to Crime Control

How to Identify Hot Spots Savvy community policing officers may know which places in their beat tend to be trouble spots. Many are keenly aware of signs of unusual activity in shops, stores, street corners, warehouses and other locations they regularly patrol. Law enforcement executives and crime analysts who do not patrol beats can also […]

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U.S. Support for Legalizing Marijuana Reaches New High

Majority in the West favors taxing marijuana sales to boost state revenues by Lydia Saad Page: 12 PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s October Crime poll finds 44% of Americans in favor of making marijuana legal and 54% opposed. U.S. public support for legalizing marijuana was fixed in the 25% range from the late 1970s to the […]

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Murder-Suicide in Families

Report Provided by the National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice Please see http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/murder-suicide.htm for the ful report. Cases in which one intimate partner murders another and the children and then kills him- or herself are rare and usually garner widespread media coverage. This type of murder-suicide is called familicide. In almost all of these […]

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58,792 Police Officers Assaulted, 41 Murdered in 2008

FBI Releases 2008 Statistics on Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted According to information released today by the FBI, 41 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty last year; 68 officers died in accidents while performing their duties; and 58,792 officers were assaulted while on duty. The 2008 edition of Law […]

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Intimate partner violence against females declines 53%

Female Victims of Violence Provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females. Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s (UCR) Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR). The report focuses on intimate partner violence and stalking. […]

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In U.S., Two-Thirds Continue to Support Death Penalty

October 13, 2009 Little change in recent years despite international opposition by Frank Newport PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s annual Crime Survey finds that 65% of Americans continue to support the use of the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, while 31% oppose it — continuing a trend that has shown little change over the […]

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Study Finds High Rate of Imprisonment Among Dropouts

Study Finds High Rate of Imprisonment Among Dropouts–New York Times    By SAM DILLON Published: October 8, 2009 On any given day, about one in every 10 young male high school dropouts is in jail or juvenile detention, compared with one in 35 young male high school graduates, according to a  new study   of the effects […]

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60 percent of children surveyed were exposed to violence

OJJDP Bulletin Reports on Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published “Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey.” More than 60 percent of the children surveyed were exposed to violence in the past year, either directly or indirectly. Nearly half of children and adolescents […]

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800,000 Children Identified as Abused or Neglected-Steps to Take

 Preventing Child Maltreatment     In 2006, 800,000 children were identified by state agencies as having been abused or neglected. More than 1,500 children died as a result of maltreatment. High rates of maltreatment are a cause for grave concern. Further, maltreatment often has profound adverse effects on children’s health and development. Maltreated children are more […]

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Reported Rapes Hit 20-Year Low

    By Donna Leinwand, USA TODAY Reported rapes have fallen to the lowest level in 20 years as DNA evidence helps send more rapists to prison and victims are more willing to work with police and prosecutors, victims advocates and crime researchers say.The FBI estimates 89,000 women reported being raped in 2008 — 29 […]

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