Police Strategies Reduce Crime-New Study

Observations The focus of this study is proactive policing (self-initiated efforts to reduce crime) versus traditional tactics such as responding to calls and routine patrol. The data indicate that most proactive police efforts reduce crime in the short run. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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Harvey Weinstein-Why We Refuse To Acknowledge Abused Women Offenders

Observations The history of sexual and physical violence directed to women offenders (especially during childhood) is considerable. Add neglect, and it indicates that most have challenging histories. The Harvey Weinstein incident and additional stories of abuse pale in comparison to the numbers involved. Yet we say nothing, do nothing, and within the confines of the […]

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Saving Offender Rehabilitation and Reentry Programs

Observations I’m suggesting that we focus almost exclusively on mental health and the co-occurring issue of substance abuse. With budget limitations, we can’t be all things to all people. Are we at the point where we need to completely rethink our approach to programs for offenders? Little will happen until we stabilize people in need. […]

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Female Victims and Offenders Are Increasing

Subtitles Women, homicides and violent crime. With violence against women increasing, and with more female offenders, are women an endangered species? 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 […]

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Cops and Children Exposed to Violence

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. How Many Children are Abused, Neglected or Exposed to Violence? The […]

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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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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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Preventing Teen Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

  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 […]

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One child in every 25 in the United States is abused or neglected

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 […]

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Do child victims of sexual abuse become sex offenders?

  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 […]

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Teenage Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

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 […]

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60 percent of children in America are exposed to violence, crime, or abuse

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.

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1 in 11 youth Internet users received a sexual solicitation

In 2010 approximately 1 in 11 youth Internet users (9%) received an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year.

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25 percent of US children have families with alcohol problems

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 […]

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Juvenile Crime Prevention Programs that Save Tax Dollars

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 […]

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