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Archives for December 2009

Crime in Schools: Government or Parental Responsibility?

Guide Offers Communities Ways To Prevent and Respond to School Violence Crime in America.Net, http://crimeinamerica.net Gentlereaders: Everything you wanted to know about school violence including documentation of infamous school crime shootings are cited in the Department of Justice publication listed below. The problem, as always, is in the details. The publication warns of children falling into […]

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Police shootings:2009 a dangerous year for police

By COLLEEN LONG The Associated Press NEW YORK — A police officer is gunned down in his patrol car in Penn Hills, Pa., while waiting for backup. In Pierce County, four officers starting their day at a coffee shop are ambushed by an ex-con with a handgun. Another four officers are shot to death in […]

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Crime and Justice–Hampered by the Numbers

Crime in America.Net crime news. Gentlereaders: In a previous post, we discussed juvenile arrest statistics and compared them to two national studies of crime; all suggest that crime rates and totals are down throughout the Unites States and that this continues an almost continuous trend for the last 15 years or more. We also stated […]

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Juvenile Criminal Offenders-What Happened to the Predicted Crime Waves?

Crime news from Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: For those of us who have been in the criminal justice system for several decades or more, we’ve been exposed to a series of criminologists predicting yet another wave of juvenile crime leading to inevitable large increases in national violent crime for years to come. Trouble is, most […]

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Crime News:Parole and Probation-One Out of Forty-five Adults Are Under Supervision

Crime News from Crime in America.Net Gentlereaders: As you walk through a crowd in just about any major metropolitan area, you have a one on forty-five chance of being in the company of a criminal offender on community supervision. When you consider the “churn” of offenders going into and leaving the criminal justice system, we […]

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Computer Scams-Identity Theft-Crime News from the FBI

Crime news from Crime in America.Net According to recent information from the Gallup Poll, ten percent of Americans state that they were the victim of identity theft or someone in their household was victimized. Only two categories of criminal activity (theft and vandalism) were larger. The article below from the FBI deals with yet another […]

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School Crime:10 percent of male students reported being threatened or injured with a weapon

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009 Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and […]

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Sex Offenders:74 percent of contacted minors met internet sex offenders

Gentlereaders: There is widespread speculation regarding child sex predators on the internet. Some of the accounts seem to be purely sensational and exploitative. The Library of Congress just released (October, 2009) a bibliography and summation of the research. While not speaking for the Library of Congress, please note that methodologically correct (well done) research can […]

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Prison/Jail:1 in every 133 U.S. residents in prisons or local jails: crime news

Gentlereaders: Thirty-five of the fifty states are undergoing severe fiscal difficulties with the remainder restricting budgets as much as possible. Considering this, it was inevitable that states would begin the process of cutting prison populations. In some states, corrections spend more money than most agencies. States have realized that they cannot control their budgets without […]

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Drug Addiction:Only Two of Twenty-five Million Drug Addicts Getting Treatment

Gentlereaders: The new officials at the Office of National Drug Control Policy state that only two of twenty-five million addicts receive drug treatment (this site offered similar research several weeks ago). The article correctly points out two things: that we need to prove the worthiness of programs and that there is a lot of competition […]

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Death Penalty:Latest Data on Capitol Punishment

Gentlereaders: Two of us have witnessed executions. Regardless as to your views on capitol punishment, (most Americans support the process–research contained on this site) the process of execution is unbelievably time consuming and expensive. The ritual of the process can only be considered bizarre. It involves literally hundreds of people and takes months of preparation for […]

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Criminal Offenders:GPS-Satellite Tracking of Criminal Offenders-New Articles

Gentlereaders: GPS or satellite tracking of offenders may be one of the most innovative methods of community supervision available. While far from foolproof, satellite tracking provides the incentive for many offenders to stay clear of crime and prompt many to come into compliance with the terms of their supervision.  Please note, however, that tracking and […]

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Violence Prevention:Target High Risk Offenders But Help the Rest

Gentlereaders: The debate throughout the country regarding parole and probation supervision is treatment versus enforcement. The discussion is decades old without resolution. With recent and encouraging research in offender treatment and reentry, it seems that we can help offenders who want to be helped to become tax payers rather than tax burdens. Maybe the debate is […]

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Sex Offenders:Recidivism of Female Sex Offenders

  Staff Introduction Dear Gentlereaders: Once again, there are differences in the offending characteristics of women and male offenders in the study below. Additional Department of Justice research indicate considerable differences in crime characteristics for women offenders (mostly non-violent crime) histories of abuse and neglect, drug addiction and mental health issues with women offenders having significantly […]

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Sex Offenders:DOJ Presents Findings on Juveniles Who Sexually Victimize Other Youth

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published “Juveniles Who Commit Sex Offenses Against Minors,” the latest in its Crimes Against Children bulletin series. The bulletin presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. The authors analyze data from the FBI’s National […]

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