Success in the Media

Crime Is “Not Out of Control” Versus Record Homicides, Fear and Gun Purchases. Who’s Right?

Subtitles Violent Crime Increased in 2015. Crime has taken on a political context in the presidential election. Is that framework is affecting objective analysis and reporting? “Yes, you are suffering, proponents of the “crime is not out of control” message seem to state, but you shouldn’t be because crime is at historic lows. Author Leonard […]

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What Do Cops Want from Parole and Probation?

  What Do Cops Want from Parole and Probation? By 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. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Subtitles Second in a series of articles on parole and probation research and practice Parole […]

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Did the Media and DOJ Encourage Baltimore Mass Arrests?

By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Did the Media and DOJ Encourage Baltimore Mass Arrests? Subtitles Was Baltimore Policing Conducted in Secret? Did the DOJ and Most Civic Institutions Support Mass Arrests? What […]

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Facebook and Crime

Facebook, Crime and West Virginia Having been in the criminal justice system for close to 50 years, I find fascination with offbeat aspects of crime and justice in America. With the current contentious political debate raging over crime and solutions, I would like to offer a “lesser” example of effective crime control. I lived in […]

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Two-thirds of Americans Believe Crime is Increasing: Is That Belief Justified?

Crime in America.Net The Gallup Poll below graphically illustrates the America perception that crime is on the rise in this country; two-thirds believe that crime is increasing. Problem is, crime in America is at a 20 year low. According to the National Crime Survey, crime today is lower that when the Department of Justice started […]

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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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Riddled with deeply troubling problems. Crime in America.Net.

What happens when a major player in the criminal justice system breaks ranks with their partners? According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “That’s what happened when  Former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham, stung by reports that her office had consistently low conviction rates, defended her performance Monday and criticized the rest of the city’s criminal justice […]

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Does Local Television News Mislead the Public About Crime?

Crime news by Crime in America.Net The report (link below) analyses the Los Angeles television and newspaper market regarding their coverage. As to television news they find: “The most common topic by far was crime. One out of three broadcasts led with it. Nearly half of those were about murder, robbery, assault, kidnapping, property crime, traffic crime and other […]

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