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Archives for November 2009

Crime Victim Rights–New DOJ Report

The Rand Corporation recently completed a process evaluation of the National Center for Victims of Crime of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) Victims’ Rights Clinics. The NCVLI clinics are intended to promote awareness, education, and enforcement of victims’ rights in the criminal justice system. The process evaluationaddressed a variety of issues including: clinic […]

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Fraud Alert–Holiday Shopping Tips from the FBI

Holiday Shopping Tips This holiday season the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI) is reminding people that cyber criminals continue to aggressively create new ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, and sale of fraudulent […]

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Fear of Crime Falls-Pew Research

Gentlereaders: Please see both posts. There may be an interesting contradiction in the Pew and Gallup research. Crime in America Staff. Post #1 Crime Concerns Fall-Pew Research Center The public’s crime concerns have fluctuated over the past eight years. In January 2001, fully 76% rated reducing crime as a top priority. Reducing crime fell as a […]

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Meth Production is Increasing

Combating Methamphetamine Abuse By Rebecca M. Rose, BJA Policy Advisor According to the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 13 million Americans ages 12 or older reported using methamphetamine at least once during their lifetimes, representing 5.3 percent of the population. According to the 2009 National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment, “Rising methamphetamine availability […]

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Crime Scene Investigation–Free DOJ Document

Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: An At-The-Scene Reference for First Responders This National Institute of Justice ( US Department of Justice) publication is a quick reference for first responders who may be responsible for identifying, preserving, collecting and securing evidence at an electronic crime scene. It describes different types of electronic devices and the potential evidence […]

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Hate Crime Statistics–FBI–2008

  Statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed that 7,783 criminal incidents involving 9,168 offenses were reported in 2008 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. Published by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Hate Crime Statistics, 2008, includes data about hate crime […]

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Sex Offender Tracking–Can States Keep Up?

Dear readers: This article from the Washington Post is a continuation of news coverage detailing growing complexities of justice administration coupled with severe budget difficulties in 35 of the 50 states. At what point do the “complexities” simply overwhelm the capacities of states to deal with crime issues? Crime in America.Net staff. Violator registry is growing […]

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Supreme Court–Highest Ratings Since 2001

Supreme Court–Gallup Poll   Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job?   Approve Disapprove No opinion   % % % 2009 Aug 31-Sep 2 61 28 11 2009 Jun 14-17 59 30 11 2008 Sep 8-11 50 39 11 2008 Jun 9-12 48 38 14 2007 Sep […]

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Criminal Offenders on the Internet and Social Media Sites-DC Public Safety

Http://media.csosa.gov –See Radio Shows Welcome to DC Public Safety–Blog, radio, television shows and transcripts on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. We now average 228,000 requests per month. We welcome your comments or suggestions at [email protected] or at Twitter at http://twitter.com/lensipes. The show interviews Shannon Blalock, Parole and Probation Officer for the Kentucky […]

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Fraud Prevention:President Obama Establishes Interagency Task Force

  WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Schapiro today announced that President Barack Obama has established by Executive Order an interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to strengthen efforts to combat financial crime. The Department of Justice […]

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Prison Capacity–Is it Time to Cut Prison Beds? Crime News

Gentlereaders: Approximately 35 of the 50 states are experiencing severe fiscal problems. Many are doing what was considered unthinkable just a couple of years ago; they are cutting the budgets of criminal justice agencies. The discussion in California has included a possible release of up to 40,000 prison inmates. Some states are adding rehabilitative services […]

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Arrests: Are Half of American Men Arrested?

Data on Arrest Records Aren’t Always by the Book Old Reports Suggesting One-Third to One-Half of All Men Are Apprehended Had Flaws, but New Studies Confirm a High Rate By CARL BIALIK–Printed in The Wall Street Journal  More than 40 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s crime commission reported that half of American men would […]

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Safe Schools Initiative Works

Evaluation Finds that Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Significantly Improves Student Safety On November 3, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued the following press release: Rockville, MD – In the wake of several recent highly-publicized stories about violence among school-aged children, a new report […]

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Gangs:New Resource from DOJ- The National Gang Center

 In October 2009, the National Youth Gang Center, which had been funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention since 1995, merged with the National Gang Center (NGC), which had been funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance since 2003. This new partnership recognizes that street gang activities transcend ages of the members […]

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Criminal Offenders on the Internet and Social Media Sites

DC Public Safety–230,000 Requests a Month November 10th, 2009 · No Comments    Standard Podcast [30:25m]: Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download Radio show (podcast) available at: http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/audio/2009/11/offenders-on-the-internet-and-social-media-sites-dc-public-safety-230000-reque/ Welcome to DC Public Safety–radio and television shows on crime, criminal offenders and the criminal justice system. See http://media.csosa.gov for our television shows, blog and […]

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