Success in the Media

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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Most crime occurs at home, roads, parking lots, schools and bars per FBI/NIBRS

The FBI released details on more than 5.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2013. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS 2013, provides a diverse scope of information about victims, known offenders, and relationships for 23 offense categories (including sex offenses). It also presents arrest data […]

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College students experience lower rates of sexual assault-80% know their attacker

Among college-age females (ages 18 to 24), the rate of rape and sexual assault was 1.2 times higher for nonstudents than students for the period 1995–2013, per the  Bureau of Justice Statistics. Nonstudents (65,700) accounted for more than double the average annual number of rape and sexual assault victimizations compared to students (31,300). For 2013, […]

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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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Sex Assaults in Prison-54 Percent of Staff Related Incidents Involved Female Employees

Correctional administrators reported 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization in prisons, jails and other adult correctional facilities in 2011, More than half (54 percent) of all substantiated incidents of staff sexual misconduct and a quarter (26 percent) of all incidents of staff sexual harassment were committed by female staff.

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Halloween Crime Prevention

Crime in America.Net. Tomorrow-Halloween crime prevention research. From our friends at the New York State Police; some tips for Halloween safety. Please see the link at the bottom of this page for “Tips for Parents” and a Halloween Coloring book. Our Analysis: Bottom-line; parents should accompany their children. If they protest,  that’s too bad. Accompany […]

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CSI Television Shows a Fraud. Crime Scene Evidence Collection Limited

Crime in America.Net Finding from study below: “Crime scene evidence was a consistent predictor of arrest across all crimes, but a very low percentage of arrests actually had physical evidence examined before the arrest.” I was a new police officer in field-training (fresh from the academy). I and an older-experienced officer went to the scene […]

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Criminals are looking for Your Child on the Internet—Right Now!

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 […]

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Computer crime reports increase 22 percent in 2009: Crime News-Crime Prevention

Most internet offenders came from: California, Florida, New York, The District of Columbia, Texas and Washington. Crime News by CrimeinAmerica.Net Considering that virtually every category of crime is down, we were asked what categories of crime were up. This is the second post in that series. The first was female offender arrests and incarceration. Additional […]

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“Are You Kidding Me?” Does Geo-Location Mean More Crime?

Crime news by Crime in America.Net To the loyal listeners of the “Buzz Out Loud” daily technology podcast, location devices are a frequent topic. “I know where you are” rants the reincarnation of Katharine Hepburn as channeled by Molly Wood, one of the interesting and frighteningly knowledgeable cast. Their discussion on show 1182 (http://www.cnet.com/buzz-out-loud-podcast/) focused […]

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Sex offenders four times more likely to be arrested for another sex crime: Crime statistics

Recidivism of Sex Offenders: Crime Statistics—Reader Request Crime in America.Net staff Gentlereaders: We were asked by a reader for data on the recidivism of sex offenders. To comply with the reader’s request, we offer the data below from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) of the US Department of Justice. Please note that BJS data […]

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Crime News:Two-thirds of human trafficking victims were age 17 or younger

Crime News: Two-thirds of human trafficking victims were age 17 or younger. 94 percent of the victims were female. Almost two-thirds of sex trafficking victims were Hispanic.   The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the US Department of Justice has released the first summary report based on data collected through the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS). […]

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Sex Offenders:74 percent of contacted minors met internet sex offenders

Gentlereaders: There is widespread speculation regarding child sex predators on the internet. Some of the accounts seem to be purely sensational and exploitative. The Library of Congress just released (October, 2009) a bibliography and summation of the research. While not speaking for the Library of Congress, please note that methodologically correct (well done) research can […]

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Sex Offenders:Recidivism of Female Sex Offenders

  Staff Introduction Dear Gentlereaders: Once again, there are differences in the offending characteristics of women and male offenders in the study below. Additional Department of Justice research indicate considerable differences in crime characteristics for women offenders (mostly non-violent crime) histories of abuse and neglect, drug addiction and mental health issues with women offenders having significantly […]

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