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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The Most Effective Police Programs and Practices

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 Below is a summation of evaluations from Crime Solutions.Gov of the US Department of Justice regarding effective law enforcement practices and programs. The […]

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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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Do Prison Inmates Deserve Incarceration?

More Titles The American Prison Vote Project Are American prisons incarcerating the right people? Do violent or repeat offenders deserve prison? Article There are endless groups advocating for lessening or ending (at least by 50 percent) America’s reliance on prisons. “They are costly and inefficient,” many will say. “Americans have the shame of having the […]

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Democrats and Many Countries Think You’re Violent

Democrats and Many Countries Think You’re Violent Data from the Pew Research Center As the Obama era comes to a close, the overall image of the United States among key publics in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region is generally favorable. In addition, U.S.-led military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria wins broad […]

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Did Baltimore Kill American Policing?

Did Baltimore Kill American Policing? Police shootings, protests, and what it means for law enforcement, violent crime and politics. Article The multitude of police shootings and enforcement actions echoed throughout the country and both police officers and the American public wrestled with the aftermath. For many, it began with Ferguson but for others, the real […]

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Police Firearm Fatalities Increase 78 Percent-Is There A War on Cops?

Is There a War on Cops? We read a variety of crime related articles and posts every day from groups ranging from supporters of law enforcement to those sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement. As criminal justice veterans, we are probably more in tune with those wearing a badge. We created a series of articles […]

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Crime in America is Increasing

Is America entering a new era of increasing violence? Editor’s Note: What follows is an excerpt from a larger article from Crime In America.Net titled, “Violent and Property Crime in the US–Crime in America,” see source below. Article: The bottom line is that violent and property crime are still at record lows for the country […]

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Cops Leaving or Not Engaging-The President’s Letter to Law Enforcement

Crime in America. Net wrote a series of articles on the murders of eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The premise of the six articles, including the most popular, “Don’t be A Cop?” are based on the idea that police officers are leaving law enforcement in large numbers, and getting people to replace […]

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Baton Rouge Police Murders And What It Means for Law Enforcement

Baton Rouge Police Murders And What It Means for Law Enforcement Is there a psychological war on cops? On July 8, we wrote, “Dallas Police Murders and What it Means for Law Enforcement.” Ten days later, we are writing about three police murders in Baton Rouge. In Dallas, five police officers were murdered, 6 hurt […]

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“We ask the police to do too much.” President Obama Agrees With “Crime in America”

“We ask the police to do too much.” President Obama Agrees With “Crime in America” “But it’s cowardly to tell cops to enforce the law without acknowledging the physical and psychological dangers (on both sides) in communities that feel they are being over-policed.” CrimeinAmerica.Net “We’ve literally ignored the murder and injury to tens of thousands […]

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There’s a ‘great deal of anxiety and fear’ around policing

There’s a ‘great deal of anxiety and fear’ around policing Vice President Joe Biden said that law enforcement leaders who met in Washington on Monday agreed that “there’s a great deal of anxiety and fear” around policing, especially in the aftermath of last week’s deadly shootings. “Fear on the part of police officers that they […]

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The Need for Written Contracts Between Cops and Communities-Dallas Police Shootings

The Need for Written Contracts Between Cops and Communities-Dallas Police Shootings Overview Five police officers are dead, 6 hurt by a gunman in Dallas. They were shot during a protest over the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castilein in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and elsewhere. We looked at, watched or listened to hundreds of comments […]

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Don’t be A Cop?

Don’t be A Cop? Anyone who follows criminal justice news on a daily basis knows that there are dozens of newspaper articles focusing on the problem of recruiting police officers. The one cited below is simply the most recent. As one commentator stated after the indictment of six police officers in Baltimore after riots pertaining […]

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The Cities With the Largest Total Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities

The Cities With the Largest Total Increase in Homicides-Study of 56 Cities Please note that the US Department of Justice funded data below do not measure all cities in the US; only 56 cities were chosen for the study. See the link at the bottom for access to the study. We previously published an article […]

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