Improve Police Public Relations or Fail

Observations The Heritage Foundation offerers a new report on crime and justice. The justice system needs to do a better job of telling our story. We need to control our own message. We need to distribute it directly to the public. It’s not rocket science. A billion fourteen years old’s take and lift video to […]

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Social Media Drives Image of Cops-Confidence in Police Increases Per Gallup

Gallup Overall confidence in the police has risen slightly in the past two years, with 57% of Americans now saying they have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in law enforcement — matching the overall average for the 25-year Gallup trend. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national […]

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Per Gallup-The Public Supports Cops-And Social Media is the Reason

Subtitles: American support for police rebounds. Social media is the reason why. Author 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. Article Per Gallup, American respect for law enforcement reached its highest […]

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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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Most Dangerous Cities–City and State Crime Rates–Pleasing Everyone is Hard to Do

Updated with five new sources, November, 2010. We started Crime in America.Net for a variety of reasons from learning search engine marketing to providing material to our students. One of the lessons we’ve learned is that folks from the Internet do not read—they skim—and they want short and hopefully interesting/entertaining articles. Nowhere is this more […]

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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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“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: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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Social Media and the Murder of Four Police Officers

Gentlereaders: The article below addresses the use of Google Wave and other aspects of social media by the Seattle Times to apprehend the shooter of four Seattle police officers. Google Wave is essentially a community-wide message board in real time.   What this says is that media is searching for new tools in a diminished capacity […]

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