Crime victim vs. public nuisance | Modern Policing

This article points out an apparent flaw in many public nuisance laws — they can penalize crime victims. In the case of domestic violence, some victims who have called the police multiple times have crossed a threshold that put their home into the public nuisance category, particularly risky when renting from a landlord. Others have…
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Run-down, abandoned buildings pose problems for law enforcement – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Topeka, KS

A 2016 study of blight on 32 Topeka city blocks found an increase in number of police calls, code violations and dollars spent when there were abandoned buildings in an area.The study, conducted by Wichita State University, found that about $31,100 in additional personnel resources were needed to complete code violation cases in city blocks with abandoned housing present rather than those without.The effects of abandoned housing in those areas were significant: police response frequency to city
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The Wichita State 2016 REPORT

Pretrial Detention and Bail

Here are a news article and a website on “Mass Bailout” and a publication on pretrial detention.

Ex-NYC Probation Chief: Why I Joined the ‘Mass Bailout’

 Mass Bail out of women and youth

 Research pretrial detention

Probation – Privatization and A report from Pew Trusts

Below are some links to some of the latest discussions on Probation.  The first article is on how Georgia’s privatized probation isn’t working.  The second link is to Pew Trusts analysis on the criminal probation system.


Georgia’s privatized probation and parole system isn’t working.  Link to the ARTICLE

Probation and Parole Systems Marked by High Stakes, Missed Opportunities.  Link to WEBSITE

 Link to the REPORT