5 facts about crime in the U.S. | Modern Policing

A useful synopsis of crime in the U.S. as of 2018 is available here from the Pew Research Center. Violent and property crime are down dramatically over the last 25 years, although these gains are not always recognized by the public. Crime rates vary substantially around the country — Alaska and New Mexico have violent…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/5-facts-about-crime-in-the-u-s/

The Effect of School Discipline on Offending across Time

This article below is just released about the relationship between school suspension and future crime.

Punishment should be looked at as a measure of behavior and not the cause of behavior.

For example a school suspension should be looked at as a measure of previous behavior and not a cause of future behavior.


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How to fight gun violence in American cities – Vox

This is a nice article that outlines Abt’s book “Bleeding Out”. It has links to other useful and interesting publications.

Urban gun violence is a big problem. Thomas Abt’s new book, Bleeding Out, offers a solution.
— Read on www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/12/20679091/thomas-abt-bleeding-out-urban-gun-violence-book-review

Kerner Report Resources

Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders



Summary report http://www.eisenhowerfoundation.org/docs/kerner.pdf


The Haas Institute has a conference about the 50th anniversary of The Kerner Report. There is a publication (listed below) and videos from the conference at there website. They lean far left.

The Haas Institute



Several Links here. Links to the conference videos.




The Road Not Taken: Housing and Criminal Justice 50 Years After the Kerner Commission Report



The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report



What together we can do A forty year update of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders



The Kerner Commission Report Fifty Years Later: Revisiting the American Dream



The Kerner Commission — 40 Years Later


10 Trends That Have Changed Philadelphia in 10 Years | The Pew Charitable Trusts

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the State of the City report, we’re painting a portrait of Philadelphia through 10 compelling data points that spotlight some of the city’s transformative trends over the past 10 years.
— Read on www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2019/04/11/10-trends-that-have-changed-philadelphia-in-10-years

DPS: Gangster Disciples have called for deaths of police officers

I can’t even imagine this response. I can’t believe that a community would attack the police over the unfortunate event of an officer involved shooting. What is working here are a public few controlling a community. The good public don’t want to dispute the public violence of the minority.

After violent demonstrations in Memphis spurred by the death of Brandon Webber, a street gang has called for the killing of cops.
— Read on www.wlbt.com/2019/06/14/dps-gangster-disciples-have-called-deaths-police-officers/