Abandoned vehicles have long been a problem in Oakland. The city has increased resources and manpower to address not just cars but the illegal activity they encourage.
— Read on www.governing.com/community/abandoned-cars-cause-crime-not-just-blight
In this volume, “A Better Path Forward for Criminal Justice,” experts offer analysis and recommendations to help policymakers move the criminal justice system toward a more humane and effective footing.
— Read on www.brookings.edu/multi-chapter-report/a-better-path-forward-for-criminal-justice/
The report can be downloaded HERE
Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: March 2021 Update
In their latest analysis, researchers report on trends in violent, nonviolent, and drug crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting data through March 2021.
— Read on covid19.counciloncj.org/2021/05/21/impact-report-covid-19-and-crime-4/
Today, prostitution is illegal in the majority of the United States, but the New York State Senate has two bills looking to decriminalize prostitution throughout the state. One bill would decriminalize selling sex while maintaining punitive measures on buying or promoting sex. The other would decriminalize the entire sex trade.
— Read on bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/decriminalization-of-prostitution
Check out the publication HERE
Interesting resource for police departments to compare their rape case decision making and processing to the research.
— Read on nij.gov/publications/pages/publication-detail.aspx
Languishing evidence in 100,000 sexual assault cases around the U.S. has been sent for DNA testing with money from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and federal authorities, leading to more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years. Another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits await testing,
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/03/12/funding-of-rape-kit-testing-leads-to-1000-arrests/
See also Cyrus Vance report