“It’s not surprising to see law enforcement get more comfortable with using various technologies,” Dr. Jeffrey Butts, a professor at John Jay College in New York City said. “The concern about law enforcement would be the fairness or equity with which they use those technologies.” Continue reading Police drone use in NYC prompts questions about privacy, discrimination
Increasing incidents of shoplifting and other forms of “petit larceny” are observable in the most recent crime data released by police in New York City. Continue reading Shoplifting and Other Types of Petit Larceny in New York City
The evidence we found, mostly from the FBI, shows Biden is wrong. Domestic violence calls can be deadly for officers, but not what mostly lead to their deaths while on duty. Continue reading PolitiFact — Joe Biden says domestic violence calls prompt most police deaths; data lists likelier causes
According to a 2020 review by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Cure Violence and similar models “continue to produce promising, but less than definitive evidence of program effects.” Continue reading New York Times — Congress Is Investing in Alternatives to Police. Can They Work?
CBS News’ Anne-Marie Green breaks down what the numbers show, then she and Vladimir Duthiers speak with Jeffrey Butts, Ph.D., from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, about what’s driving these numbers and related racial disparities. Continue reading CBS News — Violent Crime
The pandemic and the social unrest it caused has also played a role. Eight million Americans became first-time gun owners between 2019 and 2021, said Jeffrey Butts, director of the research and evaluation center for the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York. Continue reading Associated Press — ‘Devastating’: Mass Shootings Obscure Daily U.S. Gun Toll