State Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, R,C-Pulaski, proposed legislation reforming Raise the Age saying it created a system where young people commit crimes with no consequence…. A study released by John Jay College of Criminal Justice in February paints a different picture of youth violence in New York City, however. Continue reading Monroe County to address increase in juvenile offenses
“Unfortunately, Raise the Age came into being just before the entire world of crime and justice changed in 2020 and 2021. If you just look at recidivism without accounting for that general environmental disruption, you’re not conducting research — you’re counting stuff. … But, to draw causal inferences that way is irresponsible.” Continue reading Debate over ‘Raise the Age’ lingers as juvenile gun cases soar
My contributions to a discussion at Yale Law School stressed the need to build community violence prevention with credible evidence rather than progressive rhetoric. Continue reading Community Safety as a Public Health Issue: Yale Law School
“Crime is constantly fluctuating,” said Dr. Jeffrey Butts, a research professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in a recent phone interview. “The numbers go up and they go down,” he said, and looking at short-term changes doesn’t reflect meaningful trends. “You never understand the history of something until you can look at it with a little bit of distance.” Continue reading West Side Rag — Crime On The Upper West Side Over the Decades
“We can’t get to the point where we think this level of violence is normal and just grow to accept it. We have to continue to try to push down the numbers.” Continue reading NewsNation Prime — Is America Seeing a Surge in Violent Crime?
“Es una mezcla de racismo, resentimiento de clase, miedo al cambio, inexistente control de armas y políticos que quieren inflamar y explotar todo esto para mantenerse en el poder”, explicó Jeffrey Butts, profesor del centro John Jay de Justicia Criminal de la Universidad de Nueva York. Continue reading MSN — La Masacre de la Escuela de Texas fue el Tiroteo Número 203 de EEUU en Todo 2022