Mixed News About Youth Violence in Recent FBI Crime Data

Mixed News About Youth Violence in Recent FBI Crime Data

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting series tracks violent crime trends using the four offenses of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. According to the FBI, youth arrests for these offenses grew one percent between 2016 and 2017.

Recidivism Reconsidered

Recidivism Reconsidered

Jeffrey A. Butts and Vincent Schiraldi Recidivism is not a robust measure of effectiveness for community corrections agencies. When used as the sole measure of effectiveness, recidivism misleads policymakers and the public, encourages inappropriate comparisons of dissimilar populations, and focuses policy on negative rather than positive outcomes. Policymakers who focus on recidivism as evidence of [...]

Analyst: Violent crime rate will go up

Analyst: Violent crime rate will go up

by Jasmine Stole / jstole@guampdn.com Guam Police Department’s chief of police said violent crime declined from 2015 to 2016. Experts with a New York-based criminal justice university say that's right — but they also predict more violent crime for 2017. “For violent crimes, there seems to be an upward trend across time and a downward [...]

Sex Offender Stigma: An Exploration of Vigilantism against Sex Offenders

Sex Offender Stigma: An Exploration of Vigilantism against Sex Offenders

The current study compiles open-source news reports involving vigilantes who targeted individuals because of their status as a sex offender (SO) or their suspected involvement in a sex offense. The Sex Offender-Vigilante database includes 279 separate incidents of vigilantism against SOs, ranging from the dissemination of unsanctioned fliers to murder. Results indicate that the stigmatization that convicted SOs experience is so pervasive that it extends even to individuals suspected of having committed a sexual offense.

Violent Crime Data from the FBI

Violent Crime Data from the FBI

Crime Upticks September 27, 2017 JohnJayREC director, Jeffrey Butts, interviewed on WRVA NewsRadio by host Jeff Katz, discussing new crime numbers released this week by the FBI and what they say about the increases in violent crime in a number of U.S. cities. .