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Archives for October 2010

Halloween Crime Research: Freak Fest, Fright Fest and Kids and Candy

Crime in America.Net Yesterday we offered tips for a safe Halloween. Today we search the Department of Justice’s database at the National Criminal Justice Reference Service for Halloween related research articles. What we got was research on sugar and hyperactivity (which as parents we don’t believe) and four studies on college students acting badly during […]

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Halloween Crime Prevention

Crime in America.Net. Tomorrow-Halloween crime prevention research. From our friends at the New York State Police; some tips for Halloween safety. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for “Tips for Parents” and a Halloween Coloring book. Our Analysis: Bottom-line; parents should accompany their children. If they protest,  that’s too bad. Accompany […]

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Should we send offenders back to prison for technical violations?

Our little secret; Governors don’t want them back. Your opinions wanted. Crime in America.Net You can tell when it’s time for term papers in college; we get lots of questions from students. This one is the value of technical violations for crime control during community supervision. To answer the question we will use the report summarizing  the Harlem […]

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Early Marijuana Use Leads to Later Drug Abuse

Crime in America.Net Well, just in time for the California vote to legalize marijuana, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) telling us that if you started using marijuana at a young age you are six times more likely to use drugs in the past year. Before the pro-marijuana crowd rushes […]

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Is criminal history related to future criminality?

Crime in America.Net Dear readers: A student asks if recidivism (an offender’s return to prison or higher sanctions)  is connected to criminal history. She is asking whether a lengthy criminal history is a predictor of future criminality. Her second question is whether programs can have an impact on individuals with an extensive criminal history. Impact […]

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Working from home can be a crime

Crime in America.Net Dear readers: When you teach college students you work with people looking for flexible jobs that fit their schedule. The Internet has created hundreds of thousands of jobs that simply require a computer and some time. From time-to-time, a student may ask if a job offer is legitimate. Some students write for blogs […]

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Disbanding Police Departments-Selling Prisons-More on Criminal Justice Budget Cuts

Gentlereaders: It’s been a while since we did an update on the budget crisis and its impact on the criminal justice system. But we read daily articles from multiple news sources (see http://crimeinamerica.net/todays-crime-news-now/) regarding the problem. As previously stated on this site, budget cuts have been a reality for many jurisdictions and states for over a […]

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48 law enforcement officers murdered, 47 die in accidents, 57,000 assaulted in 2009

Crime in America.Net Dear readers: There’s not much more to say than the numbers provided below from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This story will get little play in mainstream media and all we ask you to do is to acknowledge the sacrifice of the tens of thousands of officers and their families in […]

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New cocaine users continue to decrease to the lowest number since 1973. Marijuana and ecstasy increase.

Crime in America.Net Use of Prescription Pain Relievers Remains Stable Our analysis: The news on first time use of cocaine is wonderful considering the connection between cocaine and the considerable upswings in crime connected to cocaine in the 1970’s and 1980’s. With all the publicity directed towards non-medical use of prescription drugs it’s great to […]

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Violent crime in America–lowest levels since 1973. Americans in cities remain confused.

Dear readers: In a day of huge budget cuts to criminal justice agencies and overall economic doom and gloom, crime continues to do down throughout America. Generally speaking, its been going down for the last 20 years. But every time we post national crime data (see below) about decreasing crime we get calls and e-mails from […]

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Correctional Programs Reduce Crime-Update-Report on 99 Recidivism Studies

Crime in America.Net Updated winter of 2010. Two new programs added regarding jobs for offenders (great data as to what works) and properly classifying high risk offenders and adding programs. Shows long range reductions in recidivism. Gentlereaders: Please see another update from our previous “What Works in Corrections” where we attempt to provide an overview of […]

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The Country’s Most Dangerous Cities Based on Crime and Traffic Fatalities

Crime in America.Net Dear readers: This is the latest list from Forbes ranking cities for crime and other issues (http://blogs.forbes.com/francescalevy/2010/10/12/real-estate-lifestyle-danger-housing-cities/) and before you start writing as to why your city did not make the list, please see http://crimeinamerica.net/city-crime-rates-top-ten-cities/ for all the research on crime rankings for cities, states and countries. Every organization providing rankings for […]

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CSI Television Shows a Fraud. Crime Scene Evidence Collection Limited

Crime in America.Net Finding from study below: “Crime scene evidence was a consistent predictor of arrest across all crimes, but a very low percentage of arrests actually had physical evidence examined before the arrest.” I was a new police officer in field-training (fresh from the academy). I and an older-experienced officer went to the scene […]

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Updated-Crime Rankings for Cities and States—Most Dangerous Cities–Crime in America.Net

Gentlereaders: This article is a standard page on Crime in America.Net and is found in the header of this site. We updated it with three new resources focusing on: The most dangerous neighborhoods within select cities State-to-state comparisons of stolen vehicles A comparison of  states and teenager criminal or dangerous behavior We also rewrote the […]

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Could burglary be an act of domestic violence? Single females with children victimized most.

Burglaries are often committed by someone known to the victim. Crime in America.Net The question by many within criminal justice circles is whether burglary can be a form of domestic or intimate violence against women. We take several findings from a new report from the US Department of Justice (see below for link and description) and conclude […]

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