Archives for June 2016

Bronx (NY) Mental Health Court Doesn’t Work

Bronx (NY) Mental Health Court Doesn’t Work Our notes: Specialty courts are popping up throughout the country and that’s good; the criminal justice system is trying to find ways of dealing with people who need to be diverted. Just note that there are some who claim too much success from specialty courts. Over promising is […]

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Don’t be A Cop?

Don’t be A Cop? Anyone who follows criminal justice news on a daily basis knows that there are dozens of newspaper articles focusing on the problem of recruiting police officers. The one cited below is simply the most recent. As one commentator stated after the indictment of six police officers in Baltimore after riots pertaining […]

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Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems

Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems Editor’s note: Anyone working with people caught up in the criminal justice system are astounded by the number of people with physical and mental health problems. Crime takes an enormous toll on those involved with many (most?) having physical or psychological injuries from a criminal lifestyle. The inability […]

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Federal Offender Recidivism and Prior Arrests

Federal Offender Recidivism Editor’s note: A full report on major offender recidivism studies is available on this site at https://www.crimeinamerica.net/2014/11/24/released-prisoners-arrested-or-returned-to-incarceration/ Ad: “A Must Have Book,” Success With The Media: Everything You Need To Survive Reporters and Your Organization now available at Amazon https://amzn.com/151948965X Of the nearly 43,000 federal offenders who were placed on federal community […]

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The Cities With the Largest Total Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities

The Cities With the Largest Total Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities Please note that the US Department of Justice funded data below do not measure all cities in the US; only 56 cities were chosen for the study. See the link at the bottom for access to the study. We previously published an article […]

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The Cities With the Largest Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities

The Cities With the Largest Percentage Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities Please note that the US Department of Justice funded data below do not measure all cities in the US; only 56 cities were chosen for the study. See the link at the bottom of the two articles for access to the study. Of […]

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Homicides Explode in the US: Orlando Has Largest Percentage Increase

Homicides Explode in the US Orlando, FL has the largest percentage increase in homicides from 2014-2015 for the 56 cities studied Author’s note: My abbreviated notes from a new study funded by the US Department of Justice are below. They document the significant rise in homicides in the United States during 2015. Crime in America.Net […]

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Orlando Has the Largest Percentage Increase in Homicides-Other Cities Rank High for Violence

From a forthcoming  article from Crime in America.Net based on a new US Department of Justice study on homicides. Orlando, FL has the largest percentage increase in homicides from 2014-2015 for the 56 cities studied. The cities that contributed the largest number of homicides to the total increase in 2015 are below. Together, the increases […]

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Orlando Nightclub Shooting Highlights Violence Against the Gay Community

Orlando Nightclub Shooting Highlights Violence Against the Gay Community What is known to be the worst mass shooting in American history, the gunman, identified as Omar Mateen of Ft. Pierce, Florida, took the lives of a minimum of 50 people. Early reports suggest at least another 50 wounded. News reports are identifying the location, the […]

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