Tompkins Crime Down in 2014, Aligns with National Trend

Tompkins Crime Down in 2014, Aligns with National Trend

DECEMBER 9, 2015 BY ALYSSA GILLIAM ITHACA, N.Y. — Fewer crimes overall were committed in Tompkins County in 2014 than in 2013, according to a report from the state, though the number of rape and robbery cases increased. According to the 2014 New York State Crime Report, Tompkins County has seen a 10.3 percent drop [...]

CBS

CBS

Prayers vs. Gun Policy Debate Heats Up Live interview CBS News December 3, 2015 In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, politicians are being shamed for online posts about gun control with many critics saying that "prayers won't do anything" to stop more attacks. Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at [...]

Reuters

Reuters

NEW YORK | BY JOSEPH AX The fatal shooting of a New York City police officer on Tuesday has turned a spotlight on a court-mandated drug treatment program that kept the accused killer out of jail as part of a national effort to find alternatives to prison for non-violent offenders. ... But advocates for such [...]

Congressional Quarterly Researcher

Congressional Quarterly Researcher

  Reforming Juvenile Justice Should teens who murder be treated as adults? by Christina L. Lyons September 11, 2015 ... Americans have “a deep cultural instinct to punish as a way of changing behavior,” says Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. [...]

The Morning Call

The Morning Call

As Coplay considers curfew, experts question effectiveness By Sarah M. Wojcik The Morning Call August 28, 2015 ... Individual rights notwithstanding, experts say studies show that curfews don't often work. ... But Jeffrey A. Butts, director of the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, said data has shown that the [...]

Seattle Times

Seattle Times

Amid Decline in Juvenile Arrests, State Boot Camp Closes by Joseph O'Sullivan, Seattle Times Olympia Bureau July 25, 2015 ... But spurred by a decline in juvenile arrests and pressures on the state budget, the camp closed this spring. Its last class — six people — graduated in May, according to Pioneer Human Services, which [...]