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.
The Next WebDutch police looking to fight crime with augmented realityThe Next WebIt could also prove useful for courtroom reconstructions of crimes, which currently involves a lot of paperwork and a physical re-enactment of the event. By looking through an AR device, it'll be easier for the judge to understand what exactly happened ...
WDRBLMPD chief welcomes plan for millions of dollars in crime prevention spendingWDRBThe University of Louisville has been placed on probation by its accrediting agency following Gov. Matt Bevin's attempt to reorganize the school's Board of Trustees. In a news release, the university said it remains accredited with the Southern ...and more »
Billings GazetteMan sentenced to 100 years for sex crimes against childrenBillings GazetteIn September, 35-year-old Keyes was convicted of three felony sex crime charges involving children and a charge of solicitation of a child. Keyes faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 100 years to the Montana State Prison, with a 25-year parole ...and more »
NBC ChicagoTruck Driver Flees Road-Rage Shooting, Flags Police at Nearby Crime SceneNBC ChicagoTwo unrelated violent incidents intersected Tuesday when a truck driver fleeing a road-rage shooting flagged down police investigating a nearby crime, authorities confirmed. The trucker happened upon the aftermath of a shooting near 87th and Racine ...and more »
CNETWatch 'Bohemian Rhapsody' turn into a noir crime thrillerCNETIs this the real life? Is this just fantasy? A new video from Corridor Digital is, well, both. The video takes (most of) the wonderfully loopy and catchy lyrics to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and envisions the 1975 hit song as a heart-pounding crime drama.Lyrics to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' […]
Los Angeles TimesAttacks on police officers would be classified as hate crimes under California billLos Angeles TimesAlarmed by a wave of shootings targeting police officers, state Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear) has introduced a bill that would make an attack on law enforcement a hate crime in California, allowing stiffer penalties for those convicted ...and […]
CNNFunds flood in for interracial couple who were victims of hate crimeCNNThe crime caused the couple to relive decades of racism and injustice they endured because of their mixed marriage. Joe, a black man, wed Pat, a white woman, in 1982. For years, they say, they endured verbal abuse and attacks. After 23 years, they […]
U.S. News & World ReportGovernments Ignore Organized Crime Crisis Across Asia | Best ...U.S. News & World ReportOrganized crime is seizing on demand for drugs, poverty and weak governments to thrive.and more »
AL.com2 nabbed in separate holdups; Metro Area Crime Center seeing early success, lawmen sayAL.comTwo Birmingham men are behind bars accused of separate, unrelated store robberies, and investigators say information developed and shared by detectives in the newely-opened Metro Area Crime Center led to both arrests. Torsean Darnell Washington, 20, ...Jefferson County Sheriff's Office applauds Metro Area […]
New York TimesFinding Hate Crimes on the Rise, Leaders Condemn Vicious ActsNew York TimesMayor Bill de Blasio with Officer Aml Elsokary, who was attacked in an episode that resulted in a hate crime arrest. “We cannot allow this kind of hatred and bias to spread,” the mayor said. Credit Anthony Lanzilote for The New York […]
KRIS Corpus Christi NewsTree of angels remembers victims of violent crime - KRISTV.com ...KRIS Corpus Christi NewsYou can help honor the memory of victims of violent crime with the community Wednesday. For the 19th year, the Tree of Angels will light up the Nueces County ...and more »
NBC2 NewsSpike in violent crime around Gulf Coast Town Center - NBC-2.com ...NBC2 NewsIt's the busiest time of the year for retailers, but shoppers are worried after three violent crimes were committed near Gulf Coast Town Center.and more »
WSLSChanges made at GW Danville to help curb violent crime in the city ...WSLSChanges are being made at George Washington High School in Danville in an effort to help cut down on violent crime in the city, especially j…Councilman calls for task force to address Danville violence ...GoDanRiver.comall 8 news articles »
TeamRock.comWatch Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody re-imagined as a violent crime ...TeamRock.comSomeone's made a video in which the lyrics to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody are literally reinterpreted as a crime drama... and it's a masterpiece.and more »
KWTXBelton Event honors memories of violent crime victimsKWTXBELTON, Texas (KWTX) The holidays can be a difficult time of year, especially for families who have lost loved ones. One local event hoped to make the season easier Monday night by honoring the memories of violent crime victims. The Tree of Angels ...
KARKLRPD Creates New Task Force to Fight Violent CrimesKARKLITTLE ROCK, Ark -- Little Rock Police say it has been a tough past few months for their department when it comes to the number of violent crimes. Officer Richard Hilgeman said with the number of shootings and homicides already well above 2015, and ...and more »
KMOV.comCircuit Attorney on if strategies to reduce violent crime are workingKMOV.comSt. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said her office is making progress on tackling violent crime in the city. Stats presented by Joyce on Monday show there have been 160 homicides in 2016, more than 1,000 armed robberies and 1400 victims of ...and more »
MauiTime WeeklyOverall Hawaii crime down, Maui County violent crime up says new state AG reportMauiTime Weekly“The total Index Crime rate in Maui County increased 2.3% in 2015; the violent crime rate rose 7.6%, and the property crime rate edged up 1.8%,” states the report. “Maui County's crime rates increased for six of the ten Index […]
LifeZetteTrump Can Reverse Deadly Spike in Violent CrimeLifeZetteThere will be much written about President Obama's legacies. One legacy that tends to go unmentioned by the president's admirers is the historic spike in violent crime we have seen over the last two years of his administration. The bad news is that ...
Here are a few odds and ends which haven't made it into individual Grits posts during a busy week but which merit readers' attention:Draconian enhancements based on decades-old offensesThanks to "enhancements" based on felonies committed two decades ago, a Hays County man received a six-year sentence for stealing $45 worth of ground beef and toys […]
Filed under: Lifestyle, FashionLook who's wearing something pink!? Never thought I'd see the day but when you come across a cape this whimsical and jeans that fit you like a glove, you reconsider one of your personal style "hell no's."I got this cape 3-4 years ago while in college and still consider it one of […]
The failure of a South Carolina jury to convict ex-officer Michael Slager for killing Walter Scott shows that "it's notoriously difficult to get criminal convictions in these cases," says Wake Forest law Prof. Kami Chavis Simmons. Many had viewed it as an open-and-shut case.
From the active lava lake atop Mount Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the dormant crater of Haleakala National Park, the Aloha State’s volcanoes are jewels of the National Park System. Those sites and the other six national parks in Hawaii generated more than 4.4 million visits in 2015, with guests spending $364 million […]
As natural disaster costs continue to climb, homeowners, communities, and the federal government will be challenged to make wise financial investments that will help save lives and lower the costs of future storms.
Last week, millions of Americans headed to the polls to cast their votes for president and other federal, state, and local offices. Despite the increased partisanship that was evident across the nation, however, sentencing and corrections reform is widely popular across party lines, according to an updated analysis from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Since 2007, 33 states have reformed their sentencing and corrections policies through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a public-private partnership that includes the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Crime and Justice Institute, the Vera Institute of Justice, and other organizations.
Starting with Texas in 2007, more than half the states have taken steps to rein in the size and cost of their corrections systems. After nearly 40 years of unabated growth, the state prison population has leveled off and the imprisonment rate is down 6 percent from its peak in 2008. Falling incarceration has coincided […]
It's no secret that the Guantanamo Bay detention center is a huge government money-suck. It costs more than $7.5 million to house each of the 59 detainees remaining there every year -- and that's not counting the enormous expense of running a whole separate court system on the base. As President Obama put it in […]
Lawyers continue to make the case as to why only parliament and not government has the authority to trigger article 50 to leave the European Union 3.29pm GMT Now it’s James Wolfe QC, the lord advocate for the Scottish government. He says when the UK was founded in 1707 it conferred the powers to change […]
From the moment tenants met Derick Ion Almena, they knew he wouldn’t be an ordinary landlord. The 10,000-square-foot warehouse he oversaw in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood was overflowing with elaborate decorations, broken musical instruments, beat-up furniture and woven rugs. It struck some...
The school bus driver involved in the crash that killed six people in Southwest Baltimore last month had a history of seizures and had been involved in at least 12 crashes in the past five years, according to an incident report released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The...
Conflicts settled by gunfire are tragically common in New Orleans, but there was nothing routine about this one: the dead man was retired football player Will Smith, a star on the 2006 Saints team that help lift the stricken city's spirits with a winning season after Hurricane Katrina, and on the team that won the […]
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 ...
FOUNTAIN VALLEY – Police say they have arrested a man suspected of masturbating in public Sunday in Fountain Valley. William Bowyer, 31, of Hemet, was booked into the Orange County Jail on a probation hold and suspicion of indecent exposure, police...