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Archives for January 2010

Crime News:Reduction of bullying in schools

Anti-bullying programs in schools are often effective, according to a new Campbell review School bullying, increasingly a topic of both public concern and research efforts, has a serious impact on children – both mentally and physically. Different programs have been implemented to combat the problem but have rarely been evaluated. The authors of a new […]

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Crime Statistics: City Homicide Rankings

Gentlereaders: The data presented below are offered from well known and respected criminologists using US Department of Justice funding.  Their data is included in “City Crime Rates-Top Ten Cities” on this site at http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ or simply go the the headings above. City Homicide Rankings Adjusted for Differences in Socio-Economic Factors Researchers with the Improving Crime Data (ICD) […]

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Crime News: Time to Legalize Marijuana?

 We place our articles on a variety of internet and crime news sites. We find that there are professional and blog sites where we have wonderful conversations about the materials we create.  On one recent article we addressed the issue of society controlling itself rather than having the justice system exert so much control. The […]

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Crime Statistics: No Prison Sentences for Most Felony Convictions

New Article The original article below was created in 2010, and we attempted to update it in 2016. We made some minor adjustments but after review, we believe that it remains accurate and useful. However, we offered an updated post in 2014 on the same topic at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/2014/01/13/42-percent-of-felony-convictions-result-in-a-sentence-to-prison-33-percent-go-to-jail/, and we suggest that you include it in […]

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Crime News: Geography and Public Safety

Crime News: The document discusses neighborhoods and the importance of geographic composition. It examines topics, definitions and technologies that demonstrate that neighborhoods matter. Articles bring the abstract idea of a neighborhood into a concrete set of ideas for practice. The articles by Marc Buslik, Phil Canter and Mark Warren highlight how numerous delineations of neighborhood boundaries […]

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Crime Statistics:DWI Court Shows Promise

Executive Summary  In June 2007, the New York State Unified Court System launched hybrid DWI/drug courts in Erie and Niagara Counties to address the issue of persistent driving while intoxicated (DWI).  The courts, based on the proven drug court model, target nonviolent felony DWI offenders who have at least one prior DWI conviction and who […]

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Sex Offender Registries—Giving Citizens What they Want? Crime in America.Net

This question will be used as a discussion point for a class at an eastern university. Your opinions are welcomed. Gentlereaders: The study below suggests that sex offender registries are not associated with reduced recidivism (re-arrests or re-convictions). This is not the first study questioning the validity of sex offender registries. But ask the average citizens […]

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FBI and Domestic Terrorism-Senate Testimony

Robert S. Mueller, III Director Federal Bureau of Investigation Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary January 20, 2010   Good morning Chairman Leahy, Senator Sessions, and members of the Committee. I am pleased to be here today. As you know, we in the FBI have undergone unprecedented transformation in recent years, from developing the […]

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Crime Prevention: FBI Issues Warnings Regarding Haitian Fraud Complaints

The FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) have established a telephone hotline to report suspected Haitian earthquake relief fraud. The number is (866) 720-5721. The phone line is staffed by a live operator 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also e-mail information directly to [email protected] The National Center […]

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Crime’s Up-What’s Wrong With My City? Crime in America.Net

We get requests from reporters to put crime rankings in perspective. So city “A” suffers from crime increases while other cities show declines. So what’s up with city “A,” they ask? Some reporters believe that the people in charge of city “A” are dunderheads and just don’t get what other cities already know. We’re not […]

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Crime News:Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities

Allen J. Beck, Paul Guerino, Paige M. Harrison January 7, 2010    NCJ 228416 Presents data from the 2008-09 National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC), conducted in 195 juvenile confinement facilities between June 2008 and April 2009, with a sample of over 9,000 adjudicated youth. The report provides national-level and facility-level estimates of sexual victimization by […]

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Crime Statistics: FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics

During the third quarter of 2009, there were 1,212 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,378 reported violations in the same quarter of 2008.1 According to statistics released today by the FBI, there were 1,184 robberies of financial institutions2 and 28 burglaries reported between July 1, […]

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Crime Statistics: Juvenile and Adult Incarceration– Declines Seem Inevitable

Gentlereaders: We previously reported that 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 government agencies. States have realized that they […]

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Haitian Earthquake Relief Fraud Alert

 The FBI today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or […]

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Is Technology Leading to 3.4 Million People Being Stalked?

Gentlereaders: We now have a day and age where people can be stalked via the Internet and GPS devices. Privacy may be a luxury of the past. Did you ever Google yourself? You would be surprised to find that there is considerable personal information on just about anyone on the net. The good people at  Facebook […]

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