Success in the Media

Archives for February 2010

Crime News:Two-thirds of human trafficking victims were age 17 or younger

Crime News: Two-thirds of human trafficking victims were age 17 or younger. 94 percent of the victims were female. Almost two-thirds of sex trafficking victims were Hispanic.   The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice has released the first summary report based on data collected through the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS). […]

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More than 1.5 million American children have fathers in prison: Crime News

Crime News: On December 15, 2009, the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Attorney General Eric Holder cohosted a Fatherhood Town Hall Meeting at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. The Town Hall session discussed the importance of fatherhood and focused on ways in which the criminal justice system can support the reentry […]

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AMBER Alert Program Will Expand to Mexico-Helps Recover Nearly 500 Children-Crime News

Crime News: Launched on January 13, 1996, the AMBER Alert system issues media alerts on radio, television, highway signs, wireless devices such as mobile phones, and over the Internet when a law enforcement agency determines that a child has been abducted and is in imminent danger. The broadcasts provide information about the child and the […]

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“Please Rob Me” and the Loss of Privacy: Crime News

Gentlereaders: in an earlier post we asked if “Technology Leading to 3.4 Million People Being Stalked?” See http://crimeinamerica.net/2010/01/12/is-technology-leadingto3-4-million-people-being-stalked-in-the-united-states/.   We stated that 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. We made reference to a federal report suggesting that […]

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Budget Cuts Hurting Justice System: Crime News

It’s hard for the average citizen to understand the budget situation facing state and local governments. There are two things to consider: Budget cuts are the number one story within the criminal justice system (in terms of newspaper coverage); nothing else comes close; Thirty-five of the 50 states (according to Governing Magazine) face serious budget […]

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Teen Dating Violence: Crime News

Gentlereaders: As the father of two girls, you take the subject of violence against women very seriously. There is simply too much of it. Please see the “Crimes Against Women” section of Crime in America.Net. Most teenagers do not experience physical aggression when they date. However, for some teens, abuse is a very real part […]

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Do Decreases in Child Abuse Explain Decreases in Violent Crime? Crime News

In January we posted an article on why crime rates were falling. We stated that there was no universal explanation for crime rates regardless as to whether they were rising or falling. We admitted that this was confusing to people not in the justice system; the criminological community simply cannot agree on the factors associated […]

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Children of Alcoholics Week: Crime News

February 14–20, 2010 Children of Alcoholics Week celebrates the recovery of children who have received the help they needed to recover from the effects of parental alcohol and drug addiction, and offers hope to those still suffering. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics encourages you to take part in grassroots efforts in your community […]

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New White House Policy on Substance Abuse: Crime News

Demand reduction policies in the past have focused primarily on prevention, intervention, and treatment. All remain key elements of the anti-drug effort. However, under the Obama Administration, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has redefined demand reduction to include a more intense concentration on recovery from addiction. Guided by an evidence-based approach to […]

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One in Four Girls Were Involved in Serious Fights: Crime Statistics

National Survey Indicates One in Four Girls Aged 12-17 Were Involved in Serious Fights or Attacks in the Past Year Prevalence of violent acts differs by family income, school attendance, and levels of substance use A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that, in the past year, one quarter […]

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Crime Rankings for Cities: A Fair Comparison? Crime Statistics

There is a recent article in the New York Times addressing whether or not officers and command staff accurately recorded crime data. The article by William Rashbaum states: “More than a hundred retired New York Police Department captains and higher-ranking officers said in a survey that the intense pressure to produce annual crime reductions led […]

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Monitoring the Future of Drug Use:Survey of Students and Young Adults: Crime Statistics

Monitoring the Future: A Mix of Good News, Troubling Trends–Results of the 2009–Monitoring the Future (MTF) study:   Show decreases among some grades in the use of cocaine, methamphetamine, and hallucinogens. The MTF data also document the disturbing prevalence of abuse among teens of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. They show, for example, that seven of […]

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Crime News: Do Inmates Convicted of Murder Commit Violent Crime While in Prison?

Crime News: Sorensen and Cunningham examined the characteristics and disciplinary data of approximately 70,000 inmates in the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) in 2002and 2003 to study the relationship between conviction offense and prison violence.The main focus of the study was to assess whether inmates convicted of homicide were more violence-prone than other offenders. The […]

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Mentally Ill Offenders Return to Prison Faster: Crime Statistics

Cloyes, Wong, Latimer, and Abarca conducted a study of recidivism among offenders with serious mental illness (SMI). Their study was designed to identify SMI offenders and to calculate the time from prison release to reincarceration (arrest or incarceration) for SMI offenders as compared to non-SMI offenders. This study included 9,245 prisoners released from Utah state […]

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Big Drops in Child Sex and Physical Abuse: Crime News

Gentlereaders: The US Department of Health and Human Servicers reports considerable drops in child abuse, sexual child abuse and emotional abuse in their latest study. There is little need for comment from us beyond the fact that virtually all measures of criminality (and there are more than your realize) show a continuous drop in most […]

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