The newly released 10-year plan takes a public health approach, looking at causes of violence and modeling strategies used in other cities. It aims to curb gun violence, promote restorative justice, support children and families, and bolster coordination of violence prevention efforts.
An evaluation of the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy by the Urban Institute found that gun violence among targeted street groups was reduced by using community leaders and law enforcement in a strategy that combined moral persuasion and the promise of counseling and social services with the threat of criminal sanctions.
Security agency defends a “more involved” pat-down procedure. An official says, “Pat-downs result in the discovery of knives and other dangerous items carried on a passenger’s person on a daily basis.”
A new study argues that innovative crime-reduction policies can lead to an increase in organized crime activities. Even though the impact may be temporary, according to author Iain W. Long of Cardiff University, his findings suggests a shrewd crime boss can undermine those strategies.
New York City ‘violence interruptors’ now use social media to intervene when online conflicts threaten to spill over into violence. Mike Perry and Samuel Jackson tell Crime Report editor Stephen Handelman how they do it in the latest episode of “Criminal Justice Matters.”
Gov. Matt Bevin spoke to community leaders in Louisville about the city’s growing problems with violence and announced a prayer-centric he hopes will help mobilize the city,. The governor urged residents to commit to walking a particular block of the city two to three times a week for the next year.
At a convenience store in St. Louis, you can’t enter at night unless you look into the camera. If your face is obscured by a mask, face or hood, the door stays locked. If the camera gets a good look at you, it lets you in.