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 activities, acceptance by judges and prosecutors, staff training, client selection, and suggested improvements to clinic operations.
The researchers conducted interviews with clinic staff, criminal justice officials and clients. In addition to the interviews researchers conducted site visits which included focus groups with clinic clients. Some of the implementation challenges identified in the evaluation were: resistance of prosecutors and judges to the idea of victims being represented by attorneys in court, high staff turnover and inexperience, demand for services, and sustainability.
Initial findings indicate that the clinics are beginning to meet their goals and that the clinics that build on the networks and reputations of experienced clinic directors have an easier time gaining clients and the cooperation of judges and prosecutors.
Daily BeastGerman Alt-Right Loves This Fake 'Refugee Crime' MapDaily BeastThe map, called XY-Einzelfall (a sarcastic riposte to the idea each migrant crime is simply an 'isolated case'—Einzelfall in German) got more than four million views. One of the XY-Einzelfall (XYE) social media followers tweeted over 80 times as new ...
KSAT San AntonioSAPD, Crime Stoppers seek 2 men who fled bloody West Side crime scenemySanAntonio.comCrimes Stoppers of San Antonio is requesting the public's assistance in finding two males who disappeared from a bloody crime scene on the city's West side. San Antonio police responded Feb. 16 to an active shooting call in the 800 block […]
New York Daily NewsQueens lawmaker looks to protect immigrant victims of crime, domestic abuseNew York Daily NewsALBANY — A state lawmaker from Queens is looking to ensure that victims of crime and domestic abuse do not have their immigration status turned against them if they seek help from the justice system. Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, a […]
WCPOCrime Stoppers pushes back against bigger rewardsWCPOBut that's just not true, according to the former police chief who leads Greater Cincinnati Crime Stoppers. In fact, his organization says a larger reward could make police work harder. Cincinnati City Councilman Christopher Smitherman was behind a ...
Christian Science MonitorCrime, development cast shadow over LA mayor's reelection bidChristian Science MonitorAnxiety over taller, denser development, a jump in violent crime and the city's notoriously fickle voters together inject a faint hue of uncertainty into what otherwise looks like a lopsided contest. Slim and polished, the 46-year-old Democrat is ...and more »
Donald Trump's Message on Crime Draws Some PushbackWall Street Journal (subscription)President Donald Trump frequently depicts a nation suffering from a bloody crime wave—at times citing incorrect data or unverifiable accounts—raising the prospect of increased prosecutions and tougher penalties. That message is splitting the ...
Chicago Sun-TimesCPD Supt. Eddie Johnson still waiting on state crime billChicago Sun-TimesCPD Supt. Eddie Johnson still waiting on state crime bill. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson at a news conference. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson says he was promised a state crime bill would be introduced in January. | Sun-Times file photo.
Germany hate crime: Nearly 10 attacks a day on migrants in 2016BBC NewsChancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open up Germany to people fleeing conflict and persecution has polarised the country and boosted hate crime. Germany is struggling with a backlog of asylum applications and there are fears about security following ...and more »
Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisonsABC NewsThe federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend. Jeff Sessions, a former […]
CNNKansas shooting: Widow of Indian man calls for action on hate crimesCNN"Unfortunately we know what it's like to be victims of a hate crime, so we want the Olathe community to know, the minority community to know, that we are with them," Gilman told the TV station. The Indian Association of Kansas City is planning […]
Financial TimesUS attorney-general's violent crime fears at odds with dataFinancial TimesFor Mr Sessions, Chicago's soaring murder rate illustrates a national violent crime epidemic that threatens to spiral out of control. Such fears — immortalised in President Donald Trump's inaugural warning of “American carnage” — are at odds with FBI ...
Florida Times-UnionSheriff: Guns stolen from unlocked cars may be contributing to ...Florida Times-UnionSurveillance video shows a suspect entering an unlocked Toyota sports-utility vehicle during a Nov. 7, 2015, burglary outside a home in the 7100 block of North ...and more »
Daily MailSwedish policeman blames migrants for the majority of country's rapes and shootings and accuses politicians of ...Daily MailA Swedish detective who has triggered a row by blaming violent crime on migrants has gone one step further and accused politicians of turning a blind eye to the problem because of 'political correctness'. Earlier this month […]
Reading EagleViolent crime drops in PottstownReading EagleA concerted effort by law enforcement and the Pottstown area community has resulted in a 15 percent reduction in violent crime in three years, Police Chief F. Richard Drumheller said. The number of violent crimes in Pottstown dropped to 1,345 last year ...
The Albany HeraldAlbany police chief: Community involvement necessary to reduce ...The Albany HeraldMore than half of the 18 homicides in Albany over the last 11 months were the results of domestic altercations, authorities say.and more »
National ReviewWhat Is the Truth about Crime and Immigration in Sweden?National ReviewSeveral types of crimes such as gang shooting, arson, and sexual assault have increased in Sweden, but other categories such as assault, car thefts, and property crimes have decreased. The increase in sexual assault and violent crime is not as ...and more »
Newscenter1.tvNoem requests AG meeting on violent crime wave in South DakotaNewscenter1.tvU.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is requesting a meeting with the U.S. Justice Department, urging them to discuss the rising violent crime in South Dakota. Noem is asking the new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to meet with her about the crime levels that have ...and more »
Los Angeles TimesBurbank sees a rise in property and violent crimesLos Angeles TimesBurbank saw a 12% increase in the number of reported property and violent crimes in 2016, according to the Burbank Police Department. In the department's year-end crime statistics, 3,160 instances of crime were reported in 2016 as opposed to 2,815 in ...
Alaska Dispatch News5 facts about crime in the U.S. | Pew Research CenterPew Research CenterViolent and property crime rates have both fallen in the long term, but the public still tends to believe that crime is up.Violent crime up in Alaska over past 30 years, even as overall crime rate fellAlaska Dispatch NewsDATA VIZ: Statewide […]
Washington PostOn Metro, serious crime is down, but 'violent crime is up'Washington PostSerious crime on Metro was down about 5 percent last year overall, but aggravated assaults, rapes and other violent crimes increased by significant proportions, according to statistics released Monday, likely fueling a perception that the transit ...and more »
This blog focuses on the criminal-justice system itself and Grits spends little time on other, related areas of government whose failures contribute to crime and hopelessness. There are those who think the ultimate solution to criminality is education, for example, but for want of bandwidth, that must remain someone else's beat.The crisis at Child Protective […]
This book was about the murder of Heather Strong by Josh Fulgham and Emilia Carr. The book is an in-depth look at the people involved, their pasts and what transpired between them. Throughout most of the book is the questioning of Josh and of Emilia. Both of them are vile, disgusting liars. To know that […]
The president's rhetoric raises the prospect of increased prosecutions and tougher penalties. Some police chiefs and conservative advocates prefer a "smart on crime" program that also pays more attention to prisoner re-entry issues.
With nearly 190,000 inmates, the federal prison system is the largest in the nation, far exceeding those of California, Texas, and other states. But the reach of federal corrections extends well beyond prison walls. In 2015, approximately 115,000 offenders were serving a period of post-prison community monitoring known as supervised release—nearly three times as many […]
Adam Gelb directs Pew’s public safety performance project, which helps states advance policies and practices in adult and juvenile sentencing and corrections that protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs.
From a peak of 1 in 100 in 2007-08, the U.S. incarceration rate has dropped back to 1 in 115 adults, according to an analysis of federal Bureau of Justice Statistics data conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Over the five-year period from 2010 to 2015, the nation’s imprisonment rate fell 8.4 percent while the combined violent and property crime rate declined 14.6 percent, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Justice. Thirty-one states cut both rates simultaneously.
Sex offenders in North Carolina not only have to register with their local communities once they’ve served their time, they also have to stay off Facebook and other social media sites for 30 years. But the Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday on whether or not the law violates the constitutional right to free speech. […]
The penal system in England in Wales is expensive, overcrowded and failing. So let’s throw out old assumptions and embrace the model of HMP GrendonI received my first taste of custody in 1957, aged 14: three months in a detention centre. They were new on the scene, planned to administer a “short, sharp shock” to […]
A small group of President Trump supporters rallied Sunday in Hollywood in advance of the Academy Awards. The group held its demonstration outside the Metro station near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, not far from the Dolby Theatre, where the Oscars ceremony will be held. About a dozen protesters...
A man was arrested after driving into a fence near Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday morning. Around 8:40 a.m., a sprinter van driven by a man identified as John Mack Jr., 37, of Baltimore, was traveling on Stoney Run Road when it ran off the road and crashed into a secured...
Boulder residents on Sunday mourned Ashley Mead, a 25-year-old bibliophile mother who wore rainbow colors and big glasses and put positive energy in their lives — a woman who was murdered and whose body was partially dismembered and scattered around the country.
Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor sworn in this month as the country's chief law enforcement officer, signaled at his confirmation hearing — and during private meetings in his first days on the job — that he sees a central role for the federal government in combating drug addiction and violence as well as in […]
Indian Trail councilwoman Amy Renee Stanton was arrested and charged with simple assault after a fight with her daughter on Saturday, Observer news partner WBTV reported . Union County sheriff’s … Click to Continue »
The Dunwoody Police Department is currently looking for Laverne Harold Squires, age 79, a Dunwoody Resident. Squires is suffering from Alzheimers. He was last seen leaving his residence at approximately 4:30PM on Friday. He left in ...
The week ahead is shaping up to be mostly dry and warmer, after a weekend weather front produced just a smattering of rain in Orange County. A chance of light showers will linger through the day Monday and into the evening, according to the National...