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CJRA Newsletter – December 2017

December 31, 2017

Read the December 2017 newsletter here.

Once US murder capital, NYC close to record low in homicides

December 25, 2017

Associated Press 12/25/17 “Policing plays a part, there’s no question about that. But without the enormous demand and capital for expansion, I think it would be a different story,” – Rick Rosenfeld, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

What drove the homicide spike in Milwaukee and other cities? A new study suggests opioids played a key role

December 22, 2017

Journal Sentinel 12/22/17 I don’t have much evidence as yet for police withdrawal [but] arrests rates, one measure of police activity, [have] been declining before 2015. The problem is trying to measure a change in beliefs and value.” – Rick Rosenfeld, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

‘Who’s Going to Believe Me?’—Why It’s So Hard to Talk About Domestic Abuse in LGBTQ Relationships

December 22, 2017

Self Magazine 12/22/17 “You can no longer say there’s not enough research on this. Sure, we need more studies so we can understand more, but there’s already so much evidence about the scale of the problem.” – Adam Messinger, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

Complaint Filed Over Change that Allows Columbus, OH to Hire an Outside Police Chief

December 21, 2017

The Columbus Dispatch 12/21/17 “A lot of circumstances can drive the decision to open up a search. Doing so does not preclude a community from considering an internal candidate and internal candidates tend to garner many of the interview slots,”- Joe Schafer, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

NYC On Track To Have Record Low Number Of Homicides

December 21, 2017

CBS New York 12/21/17 “Policing plays a part, there’s no question about that. But without the enormous demand and capital for expansion, I think it would be a different story,” – Rick Rosenfeld, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

Complaint filed over change that allows Columbus to hire an outside police chief

December 20, 2017

The Columbus Dispatch 12/20/17 “It is important for new chiefs to compromise and find common ground with unions to ensure that they can work well together and that both sides are getting what they want,” – Edward Maguire, CJRA Expert. Read the full story here.

California sanctuary cities bill is humane and effective

December 15, 2017

The Hill 12/15/17 “Historically, immigration enforcement was left to the federal government. But over the past few decades, under both conservative and liberal administrations and through various programs — Secure Communities, Criminal Alien Program and 287g — local officers have increasingly been asked to police immigration in new and complex ways.” – Charis Kubrin, CJRA Expert. Read […]

The FBI Annual Crime Report Cut Out Domestic Violence Data That Helps Organizations Fight Abuse

December 8, 2017

Bustle 12/08/17 “Information should still technically exist within the FBI’s files, getting ahold of it when it isn’t publicly published can be challenging. Data requests can be time consuming, or sometimes go without any response.” – Nacy La Vigne, CJRA Expert. Read full story here.

Incarceration can launch stubborn cycle of homelessness, Villanova researcher finds

December 7, 2017

WHYY 12/07/17 “Living in a homeless shelter repeatedly for months at a time is strong evidence that some people never reintegrate, at least not in almost eight years after release. Instead, I find evidence of essentially a vicious cycle. Individuals become homeless, get back on their feet, and, within a year, they begin the process […]

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