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Archives for May 2010

Women and Substance Abuse-New Federal Study

Crime in America.Net  Summary: Women often report that stress, negative affect, and relationships precipitate initial use. In fact, women are often introduced to substance use by a significant relationship such as boyfriend, family member, or close friend. Parental alcohol use increases the prevalence of alcohol use disorders among women by at least 50 percent. Marriage […]

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200,000 children are victims off family abduction each year—new documents available to help families.

The U.S. Department of Justice reports that as many as 200,000 children are victims of family abduction each year. Although the majority of abducted children are taken not by a stranger, but by a parent or family member, the issue of family abduction remains laden with misconception and myth. Serious missing-child cases that have devastating […]

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Marijuana admissions increased to 17 percent in 2008–Higher than any drug–Cocaine declines

  This report presents national-level data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) for substance abuse treatment admissions in 2008, and trend data for 1998 to 2008. The report provides information on the demographic and substance abuse characteristics of admissions to treatment aged 12 and older for abuse of alcohol and/or drugs in facilities that […]

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Violent Crime in America Drops for Third Consecutive Year

FBI Releases Annual Crime Statistics for 2009. See attachment below for full access to data.  September 13, 2010    Washington, D.C.—According to the figures released today by the FBI, the estimated number of violent crimes in the Nation declined in 2009 for the third consecutive year. Property crimes also declined in 2009, marking the seventh straight […]

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Mentally ill Offenders: Crime in America.Net

One of us was called to a major highway one evening with a report that an elderly woman was walking among traffic. He immediately activated his lights and siren and sped as fast as he could to the location fully expecting to find the woman dead. But there she was, in the middle of the […]

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Reentry Court Reduced Reconvictions But Returned More to Prison: Crime in America.Net

The Center for Court Innovation has released an outcome evaluation of the Harlem Parole Reentry Court. The goal of the Reentry Court, established in 2001, is to stabilize returning parolees in the first six months following their release from prison by providing intensive judicial oversight, supervision, and services. These services are designed to help parolees […]

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Most Stolen Cars List Added to City Crime Rates-Top Ten Cities List-Crime in America.Net

Crime in America.Net includes research on crime rates for American cities and states, commonly known as the top ten cities, the most dangerous cities or as Forbes puts it, “The Most Miserable Cities.” There is also data comparing crime rates for countries. See http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ The post adds a Forbes article on cities with the highest […]

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What Works in Corrections-Crime in America.Net

Updated August, 2010. This article summarizes data as to the effectiveness of correctional programs regarding reductions in recidivism (returns to the criminal justice system via arrest, prosecution or incarceration). Note that most states define recidivism as a return to incarceration. The research focuses on programs giving offenders skills they need to become productive citizens. For […]

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2010 National Drug Control Strategy: Summary

You will hear a lot about the President Obama’s national drug control strategy in the coming weeks; here is a summary of the plan. See link below. The National Drug Control Strategy reflects a comprehensive approach to reducing drug use and its consequences. Endorsing a balance of prevention, treatment, and law enforcement, the strategy calls […]

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Jobs for Offenders Works to Reduce Crime: Crime in America.Net

The Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative Evaluation Final Report This is the seventh entry in a series addressing whether correctional programs work to reduce recidivism (return to the criminal justice system via arrest, prosecution or incarceration). The program described below focuses on employment and mentoring and involved the US Department of Labor and other federal agencies.  In late […]

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18-39 billion dollars annually from U.S. go to Mexican and Colombian drug traffickers

Congressional Testimony Kevin L. Perkins, Assistant Director, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI Anthony P. Placido, Assistant Administrator for Intelligence, DEA Statement Before the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control May 5, 2010 Chairman Feinstein, Co-Chairman Grassley, and distinguished members of the caucus, on behalf of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart and Federal […]

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FBI Releases Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Murdered in 2009

According to preliminary statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 48 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty during 2009. Geographically, 21 of the victim officers were killed in the South, 13 in the West, seven in the Northeast, and five in the Midwest. Two officers were slain […]

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Riddled with deeply troubling problems. Crime in America.Net.

What happens when a major player in the criminal justice system breaks ranks with their partners? According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “That’s what happened when  Former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, stung by reports that her office had consistently low conviction rates, defended her performance Monday and criticized the rest of the city’s criminal justice […]

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Crime Victim Rights: Crime in America.Net

You have the right not to be silent. Most states have rights built into their constitutions to assist you when you become a victim of crime. But we’ll let you in on a secret; many of us in the criminal justice system don’t know these rights exist. When we go to the police academy, the overwhelming amount […]

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