The President is creating an office to help victims of crime by immigrants, but James Lynch, president of the American Society of Criminology, says immigrants “have lower incidences of crime compared to the public at large. The immigrant population does nothing but good — they pay taxes, they do the work. It is pretty clear that immigrants are a positive force and a very low production of crime on their part.”
An escalation in crime and disruptive behavior prompted the public library in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid to require adult chaperones for those under 18 who visit after school. Local police have logged 156 incidents at the library in the past two years, with half resulting in arrests.
The president’s misinformed policies, plans and pronouncements may actually increase disorder. Criminologist James Alan Fox writes, “Trump’s exaggerated view of America’s crime problem may ultimately become prophesy.”
Crime is way down in places like San Diego, Rocky Mount, N.C., and Lowell, Mass. Meanwhile, police chiefs hope to show President Trump and his new attorney general that their view of “American carnage” is a distortion of reality.
The GOP presidential candidate says his vague plan to crackdown on crime and terrorism would benefit white Americans and racial minorities alike. But his sketchy ideas have stirred concern among some experts in national security and law enforcement, including Michael Chertoff, former Homeland Security secretary. “Not only is it a waste of time, but you’re offending people who in many ways you want to be your allies,” Chertoff said.
Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana and Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York led the distinguished group of speakers at the 11th annual John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, held Feb 25-26, 2016, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
An updated analysis of crime data from the 30 largest U.S. cities shows overall crime in 2015 is projected to decrease by 5.5 percent from 2014, the Brennan Center for Justice said yesterday. Using statistics through Dec. 23, researchers reached the same conclusion as they did in the organization's November report entitled “Crime in 2015: A Preliminary Analysis”— that overall crime numbers remained about the same in 2015 as in 2014—but found slightly different percentages. As in the preliminary report, […]
Researchers have been studying schools' role in shaping youth delinquency since at least the 1950s, but little attention has been paid to how a student's immigrant status might impact the “school-delinquency link,” according to a study published in the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. The study is among recent research that explores why foreign-born youth are statistically less likely to commit crimes than native-born youth—a trend that has already been established. “Are the effects of school context on delinquency […]