“It’s an international embarrassment. America is by far the most plagued civilized nation by gun violence and gun deaths,” said Jeffrey Butts, a research professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice based in New York City. Continue reading Columbus Gripped by Violence
“New York City is a very diverse place. We see people from different cultural and religious traditions every moment and we just know one another, so it’s harder for people to foment inter-group hatreds,” says Jeffrey Butts, director of the research and evaluation center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. Continue reading Gun Violence Is Actually Worse in Red States. It’s Not Even Close.
Jeffrey Butts interviewed by Katy Tur on MSNBC. Continue reading Katy Tur Show on MSNBC
Once largely a symbol of privilege and status, gun ownership has become a way for men to prove their masculinity, said Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Continue reading After Shootings of Young People Spark Outrage, Gun Violence Experts Decry Self-defense Laws
Some experts believe sending teenagers back to adult jails isn’t a solution to the chaos at the juvenile centers. Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, thinks the city and ACS need to rethink forced confinement for young people charged with major crimes. Continue reading NYC Juvenile Detention Staffer Arrested, Fired for Sex with Teenage Detainee
Data showing Jordan and other Ohioans that their state is more dangerous on a per capita basis than New York City probably won’t change any minds, said Jeffrey Butts, a research professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Continue reading Ohio Murder Rates Far Higher Than NYC as State’s GOP Rep. Jim Jordan Slams City’s Crime Woes