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Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Crime
Virginia: Three Face Federal Charges for Fake Legal Services Scheme by Prisoners held in jails in Newport News and Norfolk, Virginia were duped by a fictitious legal services company called “FamUnited,” also known as “Famm United” or “FamilyTranzitions.” The scammers behind the scheme, Teresa Gallop, 49, Jessie Davis, 20, and ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Filed under: Crime, Statistics/Trends, Police
The Dangerous Notion of a Nationwide Crime Wave by Joseph Margulies by Joseph Margulies, Verdict In a recent Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, Heather MacDonald, a conservative analyst with the Manhattan Institute, blamed the so-called “Ferguson effect” for the increase in violent crime experienced in several U.S. cities last year. As MacDonald ...
Better by Half - The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety, Greene & Schiraldi, 2016 Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety JUDITH A. GREENE* Director, Justice Strategies VINCENT SCHIRALDI Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
Drug Violence in Mexico, Justice in Mexico Project Report, 2015 Drug Violence in Mexico Data and Analysis Through 2014 SPECIAL REPORT By Kimberly Heinle, Cory Molzahn, and David A. Shirk Justice in Mexico Project Department of Political Science & International Relations University of San Diego APRIL 2015 About Justice in ...
Article • January 6, 2016
Filed under: Crime, Statistics/Trends
Sentencing Project Highlights U.S. Incarceration Fascination by Derek Gilna According to a new Sentencing Project study, vividly set forth in a series of graphs and tables, from the 1920’s to the late 1970’s, the total number of people incarcerated in the United States never exceeded 200,000. However, in 2012 the ...
Article • November 2, 2015
Study Finds Victims of Bullying More Likely to Enter Criminal Justice System by Christopher Zoukis Study Finds Victims of Bullying More Likely to Enter Criminal Justice System by Christopher Zoukis A new study suggests a direct link between childhood bullying and later imprisonment for bullying victims. The study, presented at ...
Article • October 28, 2015
The Truth About Who Is Really Responsible for Our Current Police and Prison State by Zaid Jilani Democratic leaders are complicit in creating our out-of-control, militarized police forces. by Zaid Jilani  The 200 protesters arrested last night in New York City and others being arrested elsewhere in demonstrations against police brutality ...
Violence in Texas Prisons Tied to Mental Illness by Violence in Texas Prisons Tied to Mental Illness Conclusions of a longitudinal study found that the most violent Texas prisons also house the highest percentage of mentally ill prisoners. The study conducted by the Texas Tribune from 2006 to 2012 collected ...
Publication • September 28, 2015
Filed under: Crime, Statistics/Trends
DOJ, Bureau of Justice Statistics - Multistate Criminal History Patterns of Prisoners Released in 30 States, 2015 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics SEPTEMBER 2015 Special Report NCJ 248942 Multistate Criminal History Patterns of Prisoners Released in 30 States Matthew R. Durose, Howard N. ...
Article • September 16, 2015
Moneyballing Justice: "Evidence-Based" Criminal Reforms Ignore Real Evidence by Kay Whitlock   By Kay Whitlock and Nancy A. Heitzeg, Truthout Proponents of the new wave of "criminal justice reform" claim that their efforts are nonpartisan, non-ideological and "evidence-based." This "evidence-based" frame asserts that mass incarceration and "overcriminalization" will be remedied by ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
Filed under: Crime, Prosecutors
Two Names Added to Monument Memorializing Slain Prosecutors by Matthew Clarke Two Names Added to Monument Memorializing Slain Prosecutors by Matt Clarke Two more names will be added to the National Prosecutor Memorial in Columbia, South Carolina to mark the deaths of two Texas prosecutors, murdered within months of each ...
Article • December 3, 2014 • from PLN December, 2014
Filed under: Crime, Tax Law
Audit Finds Significant Increase in Fraudulent Tax Returns Filed by Prisoners by Audit Finds Significant Increase in Fraudulent Tax Returns Filed by Prisoners Prisoners are filing phony federal income tax returns in record numbers and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to pay refunds despite repeated warnings from the Treasury ...
Article • February 15, 2014 • from PLN February, 2014
Crime Declines while Anti-crime Funding Increases by Christopher Zoukis Crime is down in the United States, but spending measures included in the $1.1 trillion federal budget passed by Congress in January 2014 will ensure that many law enforcement agencies receive more funding. Insiders give much of the credit for the ...
How the Prison - Industrial Complex Destroys Lives by Mark Karlin by Mark Karlin, Truthout Marc Mauer is the Executive Director of The Sentencing Project and the author of Race to Incarcerate, which has just been released in graphic format, illustrated by Sabrina Jones, as Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling ...
Article • April 15, 2013 • from PLN April, 2013
FBI’s National Crime Data Found to be Flawed, Manipulated by As it turns out, the FBI's annual reports on crime in the United States are only slightly more credible than campaign promises and Big Foot sightings. An August 2012 investigative analysis by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel found that the overwhelming majority ...
Article • February 15, 2013 • from PLN February, 2013
The Collapse of American Criminal Justice, by William J. Stuntz (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011). 432 pages, $35.00 by Derek Gilna Book review by Derek Gilna The late William J. Stuntz, a Harvard law professor who conducted extensive research into the “rule of law” in American society, authored ...
Article • January 15, 2013 • from PLN January, 2013
FBI Reports Drop in Violent Crime; DOJ Reports Increase by Violent crime fell nationally in 2011 according to the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report, released in October 2012. The FBI reported a 3.8 percent drop in violent crime – including murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault – with an ...
Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow by James Forman, Jr. by James Forman, Jr.* In the last decade, a number of scholars have called the American criminal justice system a new form of Jim Crow. These writers have effectively drawn attention to the injustices created by ...
Article • June 15, 2012 • from PLN June, 2012
California Study Finds State Prison Overcrowding Driven by County Policy Decisions, Not Violent Crime Rates by A June 2011 study by Santa Clara University criminal law professor W. David Ball examines the extent to which overcrowding in California’s prisons is a function of decisions made at the county level about ...
Murderer Registry Becomes Law in Illinois by Joe Watson For ex-prisoners hoping for a fresh start upon their release, the slope is becoming increasingly slippery. A bill signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on July 21, 2011 has established the state’s first registry for convicted murderers. Also known as “Andrea’s ...
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