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 […]
Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of […]
The fourth cycle of the National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect collected data in 2005–2006. The National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS) reports information on children harmed or believed to be harmed by maltreatment. Child maltreatment includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and physical, emotional, and educational neglect by a caretaker. While the NIS does include children who were […]
In JAMA Pediatrics, NIJ-funded researcher Dr. Cathy Widom discusses findings of a longitudinal study following 908 abused and neglected children and a matched control group into middle age. The study examined commonly held beliefs about the consequences of childhood sexual abuse and the likelihood that these child victims will grow up to “specialize” in […]
Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. This NIJ-funded study was conducted at eight school health centers in California where students receive confidential clinical […]
A Department of Justice study shows that 60 percent of children nationwide are exposed to violence, crime, or abuse; consequences include poor school performance, drug and alcohol abuse, long-term physical and psychological harm, and risk of future victimization and suicide.
In 2010 approximately 1 in 11 youth Internet users (9%) received an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year.
Crime in America An estimated 25 percent of all children in the United States (about 27.8 million) are affected by or exposed to a family alcohol problem per the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. SAMSHA encourages all who share this experience to tell their stories, see the website for the National Association […]
Crime in America We maintain that the best data on what works within adult and juvenile justice comes from the federal government and the Washington State Institute for Public Policy. The winner as to clarity and well written research documents goes to the state of Washington. Go to http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/ and get on their mailing list […]
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 […]
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 […]
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Crime in America.Net See data from the Department of Justice (below). Everyone seems to have an endless array of beliefs regarding what causes crime to go up or down and most involve “others” doing or not doing something. What bothers us is our collective unwillingness to take an […]
Keeping Kids (and Yourself) Safe Online: Crime Prevention from Crime in America.Net We offer a variety of articles on internet safety (see below) because it’s clear that criminal offenders are moving online in increasing numbers. As Willie Sutton the bank robber said when asked why he robbed banks, “because that’s where the money is.” See […]