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Archives for July 2010

Are Violent Offenders Escaping the Criminal Justice System?

It always amazes us when people have inflated opinions about the capacities of the criminal justice system. Watch any evening television show about criminal investigation and you have a plethora of young, great looking people using the latest technology solving crimes and capturing bad guys.   They come up with more clever lines in 30 […]

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Pain Reliever Abuse-More Than a Fourfold Percentage Increase

Pain Reliever Abuse– More Than Fourfold Percentage Increase of U.S. Treatment Admissions The percentage of admissions to state-funded substance abuse treatment programs involving pain reliever abuse increased from 2.2% in 1998 to 9.8% in 2008, according to recently released data from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). While increases were seen across all age groups, […]

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Prohibition was wrong, but is legalizing marijuana right?

Crime in America.Net The Washington Post ran another insightful article by George Will maintaining that America is ready to once again legislate morality and run the life of American citizens. While I could not share the same literary sidewalk with George Will, I’m still puzzled. How does one rail against the issues plaguing society (as we […]

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Principal Types of Mass-Marketing Fraud and Resources for Combating Fraud

Dear Readers: The FBI issued an update ) as to mass marketing fraud.  The portion presented here complies with a reader’s request articulating the most “popular” frauds and the best ways of dealing with fraud. Just note that nothings foolproof; a fraud investigator we know loves to talk about how he was the  victim of credit card fraud due […]

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Police Fatalities Surge 43 Percent-A Force Spread Too Thin?

Law Enforcement Fatalities Surge 43 Percent During the First Half of 2010 We were afraid this was going to happen. The question is whether police officers are simply spread too thin? Budget cuts have taken an enormous toll on the entire criminal justice system and yes, we know regular readers are tired of the topic, but more in […]

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Up to 93 percent of justice system youth experienced trauma. Crime in America.Net

There are tens of millions of children in the United States that exist hungry and unsupervised; something that every member of the criminal justice system knows.  See new research below on the subject  from the US Department of Justice. We’ve previously reported that the number of traumatized children was 70 percent but regardless of the […]

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Social Problems and Crime Control: Crime in America.Net

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Project Safe Neighborhoods annual conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 and endorsed three crime control strategies: Law enforcement through cooperative efforts between police, community and prosecutors to reduce violent crime, and the incarceration of high-risk offenders (Project Safe Neighborhoods) Crime prevention by addressing underlying social issues […]

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Attorney General Endorses Crime Control Programs: Research Cited by Crime in America.Net

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Project Safe Neighborhoods annual conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 and endorsed three crime control strategies: Law enforcement through cooperative efforts between police, community and prosecutors to reduce violent crime, and the incarceration of high-risk offenders (Project Safe Neighborhoods) Crime prevention by addressing underlying social issues […]

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Female juvenile delinquency doubled since 1985 while males rise 30 percent

The juvenile justice system exists to protect the child, not to enforce public safety. That statement alone is enough to cause consternation and confusion. There are endless stories of people under the age of 18 terrorizing communities; so to state that the justice system exists to protect the child is a shocking revelation to many […]

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Is DNA Funding Keeping Violent Criminals on the Street? Crime in America.Net

Many of us see violent crime in the same way we see infectious disease; something that needs to be comprehensively addressed immediately. If there was an outbreak of disease running through your community and city and if left untreated, then all hell would break loose. As far as we are concerned, something similar has been […]

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So Who Killed Neighborhood Watch? Crime in America.Net

None of us are sure, but it seems to us that it was decades ago that a US Department of Justice agency produced a neighborhood watch manual. See the latest version at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/pdf/NSA_NW_Manual.pdf. The National Sheriff’s Association has always had the National Neighborhood Watch Program and the National Crime Prevention Council has always offered some […]

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Appeals for Help from Friends Traveling Abroad are Frauds

I received a message from a well known and respected government employee; she was in Spain and lost all her money and needed me to send her funds as soon as possible. On the surface, an e-mail from a person I know (with an unusual name) sends me a message to my work e-mail address […]

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Violent offenders more likely to die in local jails

New data from the US Department of Justice provides some insight as to medical and psychological issues associated with criminal offenders. The reference to violent offenders is found on page 10 (link below). Observations: No reasons are provided for the association between violent offenders and mortality, but observers of crime and justice issues note that […]

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8 million households experience identity theft-31 percent increase in credit card theft-prevention resources available

Violent and property crime is down throughout America and that finding is confirmed through the National Crime Survey, see http://crimeinamerica.net/crime-rates-united-states/.  But are offenders moving from street crime to identity theft?  With the large increase in fraud activities (much of it coming from other countries) it’s hard to say, but it’s a growing concern to law enforcement agencies […]

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Underage Drinking Hospital Visits Nearly Double over the 4th of July Weekend

There’s not much more to mention here beyond the fact that underage drinking leads a lot of young people into contact with the criminal justice system.  All of us with law enforcement experience came into contact with underage drinkers; it’s not unusual for marijuana use to be connected.  The typical case involves stupidity; loud noise or […]

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