Throughout the United States, violent crime has seen a marked reduction — reports of violent crime have decreased from 1.4 million in 2007 to 1.2 million in 2011. Even so, law enforcement must remain vigilant in its focus on increasing its ability to address juvenile victimization, delinquency and crime from a holistic perspective. Police leaders must increase their focus on juvenile justice issues, encourage the development of innovative and effective prevention and intervention programs, educate law enforcement and others on pertinent juvenile justice issues, and improve law enforcement effectiveness in promoting public safety.
The Juvenile Assessment Center and Information Sharing: The Whys, the Whats, and How It Works in Jefferson County, ColoradoIn 1992, Jefferson County, Colorado, experienced an increase in youth violence that led to a rise in juvenile arrests and filings. This juvenile activity had a negative impact on the juvenile justice ...
Since 2003, FBI agents around the United States have partnered with state and local police officers to recover more than 2,300 children who have been forced into prostitution. In June 2003, the FBI...
Two years ago, Houston, Texas, Assistant Chief of Police Brian Lumpkin was assigned by Chief of Police Charles McClelland to increase and improve programming for the citizens of Houston. A federal fun...
In Indian Country, there is a significant problem with child abuse. In response to this, multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are put in place to effectively combat child abuse crimes. Law enforcement leade...
Throughout the United States violent crime has seen a marked reduction—reports of violent crime have decreased from 1.4 million in 2007 to 1.2 million in 2011.1 In the pa...
From a better pair of headphones to solutions straight from science fiction, new communications tools are emerging all the time. They run the gamut from simple to exceedingly complex, but all share co...
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Seminal Decision in District of Columbia v. Heller: Has It Changed the People’s Second Amendment Right to Own a Gun?A headline in September 2012 read, “Gun Range to Let Shooters Take Shots, and Knock Them Back, Too.” The article pertains to a couple’s decision in Georgia to open a new gun range where they als...
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