Success in the Media

Archives for March 2010

How to Find the Best Substance Abuse Programs-Crime in America.Net

People need to find the most effective substance abuse interventions. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is one of a few (very few) federal agencies providing a detailed approach to operations. Other agencies claim adherence to an evidence-based approach but SAMHSA actually does it. They provide a searchable database of proven programs that fit specific needs. For example, if […]

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Inebriated America: Summary of Three Federal Reports: Crime News

You can go back to the earliest records of crime in America and find plenty of references to extreme alcohol use. America is a country settled by the poor and working class (and a considerable number of convicts from England) who brought their love of liquor with them. Criminal activity throughout this country’s history was […]

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25 million individuals reported using an illicit drug: Crime News-Crime in America.Net

Crime in America.Net staff. There are approximately 20 indicators of criminal activity involving national data and virtually all point to declining crime. Per a reader’s request, we created a series on what categories are running contrary to this trend. These include; arrests and incarceration are up for women offenders, incarceration is up slightly (although leveling off and […]

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Budget Cuts Changing the Criminal Justice System: Crime News

Crime news from Crime in America.Net We created a post a little more than a month ago stating that budget cuts were “hampering” the criminal justice system; now we observe that they are dramatically changing the ability of the system to do its job as we currently know it. We could post approximately 20 articles […]

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Do Drug Courts Work? Crime News-Crime in America.Net

Crime in America.Net We posted an article on a 20 year study of a successful offender-based treatment program addressing an effort to teach criminal offenders to change their thinking patterns (Cognitive Based Therapy) as to how they dealt with life’s issues (i.e., you don’t use violence to solve everyday problems). We received reader inquiries as to additional […]

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Bank Crime Statistics 2009-FBI-Crime in America.Net

    BANK CRIME STATISTICS (BCS) FEDERAL INSURED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS JANUARY 1, 2009 – DECEMBER 31, 2009I. VIOLATIONS OF THE FEDERAL BANK ROBBERY AND INCIDENTAL CRIMES STATUTE, TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 2113 Violations by Type of Institution   Robberies Burglaries Larcenies Commercial Banks 5,316 85 13 Mutual Savings Banks 51 0 0 Savings […]

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Substance Abuse Costs $511 Billion: A Cost-Benefit Analysis: Crime News

Crime in America.Net staff We often take complex and sometimes unreadable government documents and summarize them for your reading enjoyment. The document below, however, is one of the best summations we’ve seen by any government entity. It’s shocking to think that government “might” know how to communicate without boring its readers half-to- death. Before offering […]

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20 Year Prison Study—Treatment Works: Crime Statistics

Crime in America.Net staff. We like to think that we bring our readers unique content and it doesn’t get more unique then the attached study. The research provides the results of a correctional program over the course of 20 years. We are unaware of any criminological research beyond twin studies (research on the behavioral aspects […]

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Does Local Television News Mislead the Public About Crime?

Crime news by Crime in America.Net The report (link below) analyses the Los Angeles television and newspaper market regarding their coverage. As to television news they find: “The most common topic by far was crime. One out of three broadcasts led with it. Nearly half of those were about murder, robbery, assault, kidnapping, property crime, traffic crime and other […]

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Computer crime reports increase 22 percent in 2009: Crime News-Crime Prevention

Most internet offenders came from: California, Florida, New York, The District of Columbia, Texas and Washington. Crime News by CrimeinAmerica.Net Considering that virtually every category of crime is down, we were asked what categories of crime were up. This is the second post in that series. The first was female offender arrests and incarceration. Additional […]

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Female Involvement in Crime Growing: Crime News

Crime News from Crime in America.Net While crime throughout the country decreases and prison populations begin to level off, it’s disconcerting to see a rise in criminal activity among girls and women. Women offenders have unique issues; US Department of Justice data indicate that female offenders come from very troubled backgrounds with higher rates of mental […]

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“Are You Kidding Me?” Does Geo-Location Mean More Crime?

Crime news by Crime in America.Net To the loyal listeners of the “Buzz Out Loud” daily technology podcast, location devices are a frequent topic. “I know where you are” rants the reincarnation of Katharine Hepburn as channeled by Molly Wood, one of the interesting and frighteningly knowledgeable cast. Their discussion on show 1182 (http://www.cnet.com/buzz-out-loud-podcast/) focused […]

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Sex offenders four times more likely to be arrested for another sex crime: Crime statistics

Recidivism of Sex Offenders: Crime Statistics—Reader Request Crime in America.Net staff Gentlereaders: We were asked by a reader for data on the recidivism of sex offenders. To comply with the reader’s request, we offer the data below from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the US Department of Justice. Please note that BJS data […]

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FBI Congressional Testimony-Terrorism and the No-Fly List

Congressional Testimony Timothy J. Healy Director, Terrorist Screening Center Federal Bureau of Investigation Statement Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs March 10, 2010   Good morning Chairman Lieberman, Ranking Member Collins, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) and its role […]

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Do Prisons Reduce Crime? Crime News

Crime in America.Net staff We have been in and out of prisons hundreds of times. You can’t walk out of a prison without feeling that they are massive wastes of humanity. Prisons are overcrowded and lack services that most offenders need to survive in the outside world. Prisons are incredibly expensive and most states are trying […]

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