Success in the Media

“Broke-American Justice on the Ropes”

Crime in America.Net I was called this morning and told to look at CNN. Their lead story was about Camden, New Jersey and the fact that they are in the process of laying off close to half their police department, see http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/17/news/economy/camden_police_layoffs/index.htm?hpt=Sbin. Firefighters were also being laid off. In the body of the article is […]

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Correctional Programs Reduce Crime: Crime in America.Net

Gentlereaders: Please see an update from our previous “What Works in Corrections” where we attempt to provide an overview of evidence-based corrections programs. This article summarizes data as to the effectiveness of correctional programs regarding reductions in recidivism (returns to the criminal justice system via arrest, prosecution or incarceration). Note that most states define recidivism […]

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Taking a Pig and calling it a Princess:American Justice and The Economist

Crime in America.Net The Economist is on a tear; it published endless examples in a series of articles of people going to prison for trafficking flowers or lobster tails and every conceivable innocuous act known to mankind.  Use the search engine of your choice and combine “Economist” with prisons or crime. Most views will require […]

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Jail-Based Treatment Programs Decline Significantly-Crime in America.Net

A reader wants to know of a recent example of budget cuts regarding programs for offenders.  There is no systematic analysis of budget cutting on any aspect of the criminal justice system yet newspaper articles are filled with examples, see http://crimeinamerica.net/category/budgetimpact/. He contacted us in reference to two recent Crime in America.Net articles, namely “Most States […]

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Cutting prisons—“You can only squeeze so much blood from a turnip”—Crime News

More on how budget cuts are impacting the criminal justice system and governor’s who give great quotes. Crime in America.net “You can only squeeze so much blood from a turnip,” states South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford regarding his state’s ability to deal with budget difficulties without cutting corrections (link below). “The question I ask, as […]

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11 Percent of Prison Inmates Get Drug Treatment: Crime Statistics

Gentlepeople: The report below states that 11 percent of prison inmates who need it receive drug treatment. It repeats findings of earlier studies. The same dilemma exists for inmates with mental health issues; the vast majority do not receive treatment. Ditto for offenders with educational and occupational deficiencies. The Pew Center for the States, the Sentencing […]

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