Child Abuse Statistics, Offenders and Demographics

Subtitles Children in low socioeconomic status households had significantly higher rates of maltreatment in all categories. Those living with a single parent who had a cohabiting partner in the household had the highest rate in all maltreatment categories. Biological parents were the most closely related perpetrators for 71% of physically abused children and for 73% […]

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Amber Alert for Cops-DOJ Announces the National Blue Alert Network

The Justice Department, along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced the nationwide rollout of the National Blue Alert Network. Under implementation by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), the National Blue Alert Network promotes rapid dissemination of information to law enforcement, the media and the […]

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Police Officer Deaths Increase Dramatically in 2016 and 2017

Subtitles The FBI documents a 61 percent increase in officers feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2016. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund states that police officer fatalities increased 42 percent in 2017. Police and correctional officers have the most dangerous jobs in America. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking […]

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“They Can’t Touch the Criminals. They Know They’re Untouchable.” Public Opinion and Crime

If offenders really believe that they are beyond the control of society and the justice system, and if we refuse to send clear messages, we are in deep trouble. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of […]

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Top Ten Releases from Prison by State-State Releases Over Time

Subtitle 641,000 Offenders Released From Prison in 2015 Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime Prevention Council. Post-Masters’ Certificate of Advanced Study-Johns Hopkins University. Article There were […]

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Negative Publicity Affects Policing Per FBI and Pew

Subtitle Are Cops Backing Down? The FBI and Pew Say Yes. Introduction We have reports regarding the perceptions of police officers from two reputable organizations. Both focus on observations regarding personal assessments, negative publicity, and performance. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for […]

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Domestic Violence Reports to Police Exceed General Violent Crime-But 600,000 Unreported Each Year

Observations 1.3 million nonfatal domestic violence victimizations occur each year. Police were notified of more than half (56%) of these victimizations. Does increased reporting indicate an improved criminal justice response? The majority of police departments now have a domestic violence unit. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal […]

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Top Ten States for Imprisonment- State Incarceration Rates Over Time

Observations The District of Columbia and Louisiana have the highest rates of incarceration. Main has the lowest rate of incarceration. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National Crime […]

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Should Communities Control Cops?

Observations Communities want some control as to how they are policed. Why is police-community cooperation the role of government? Why aren’t communities taking the lead? Let communities police themselves. They will let us know when they want that to change. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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Why The Substantial Difference Between State and Federal Prison Recidivism?

Observations Federal Inmates: 15% of offenders released from federal prison in 2012 returned to federal prison within 3 years of release. State Inmates: Within 3 years of release, 49.7% of inmates either had an arrest that resulted in a conviction with a disposition of a prison sentence or were returned to prison without a new […]

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80 Percent of Civil Rights Suspects Declined From Federal Prosecution: Federal Suspects Not Prosecuted

Observations 16 to 85 percent of federal suspects in criminal matters concluded are declined from federal prosecution. 80.8 percent of the 631 civil rights violation suspects were declined from federal prosecution. 85.8 percent of 197 threats against the president suspects were declined from federal prosecution. Federal prosecutors have options beyond bringing charges in federal court. […]

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Decreasing Criminality and Parole and Probation

Observations Offenders will not change until they are personally ready for change. Major events like parenthood, a job or treatment seemed to have little impact unless the offender was ready for change. Parole was not only a failed deterrent for many, but it was a direct impediment to successful reentry. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. […]

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Percent of Arrests Not Prosecuted

Observations Federal Data: 16 to 50 percent of federal crimes are declined from prosecution, per “Federal Justice Statistics.” State Data: 34 percent of state felony cases are not convicted (approximately nine percent involve a deferred adjudication or diversion outcome), per “Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties.” Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking […]

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Science, Evidence-Based Principles, Donald Trump And Crime Control

Observations Does everyone in the criminological community religiously adhere to scientific, evidence-based principals before suggesting or implementing policy? What we want and what we can prove are two different things. That applies to Donald Trump. It also applies to the rest of us. Just as every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners saints-The […]

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Violent Crimes Are Not A Federal Priority

Observations Violent crime is not a major focus of federal law enforcement or prosecution. A small percentage of federal crimes are violent. It’s reasonable to conclude that it may be time for a new federal focus on violent crime. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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