Success in the Media

Violent Offenders Account for 60 Percent of Prison Growth Since 2000

Crime in America.Net For years, political and correctional systems throughout the country have been criticized for putting too many drug offenders in prison. The thought was that drug offenders had medical problems best addressed through treatment, not prison. Proponents argued that prison beds should be reserved for violent offenders. The counter argument was that many […]

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Are Violent Offenders Escaping the Criminal Justice System?

It always amazes us when people have inflated opinions about the capacities of the criminal justice system. Watch any evening television show about criminal investigation and you have a plethora of young, great looking people using the latest technology solving crimes and capturing bad guys.   They come up with more clever lines in 30 […]

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Is DNA Funding Keeping Violent Criminals on the Street? Crime in America.Net

Many of us see violent crime in the same way we see infectious disease; something that needs to be comprehensively addressed immediately. If there was an outbreak of disease running through your community and city and if left untreated, then all hell would break loose. As far as we are concerned, something similar has been […]

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Violence Prevention:Target High Risk Offenders But Help the Rest

Gentlereaders: The debate throughout the country regarding parole and probation supervision is treatment versus enforcement. The discussion is decades old without resolution. With recent and encouraging research in offender treatment and reentry, it seems that we can help offenders who want to be helped to become tax payers rather than tax burdens. Maybe the debate is […]

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