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01/10/23-Inside Higher Ed“Studying criminology is not going to make you a criminal, and it’s not going to make you a better criminal. What we teach is ‘how come?’ Not ‘how’,” James Alan Fox, CJRA Expert.

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11/21/22-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel“It really will take a lot of extensive training that goes beyond the anywhere from four to eight hours that most agencies are willing to spend on implicit bias training,” Delores Jones-Brown, CJRA Expert.

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11/02/22-IndyStar“You don’t want to release information that the defense will use to disqualify witnesses or jurors or both and will compromise the integrity of the process,” Maria Haberfeld, CJRA Expert.

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10/24/22-Snopes“Those comparisons look at the prior year to assess whether certain types of crime are up or down. Such comparisons may seem straightforward, but violent crime, particularly homicide, is statistically rare enough that a rise or fall from one year to the next doesn’t necessarily mean there is reason to panic or celebrate,” Justin Nix, […]

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09/22/22-TIME“For example, if we’re in a community that has 100,000 people the estimates are that there are only 30 to 40 that are carrying weapons and committing crimes. In a general deterrence theory, a curfew just doesn’t make sense. There’s no data or theory that really supports the approach,” said Paul Elam, CJRA Expert.

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09/22/22-TIME“There are a handful of studies that have been done on juvenile curfews and unfortunately the overall conclusion is they don’t really have an impact,” Dave Myers, CJRA Expert.

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07/28/22-TIME“The city is going to have to start by figuring out what happened, they need to investigate this, they need to interview the officers who left, they need to talk with the city manager before they can come up with any kind of solution to solve the problem and prevent it from happening again,” Jacinta […]

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07/28/22-TIME“I’ve never seen so much criticism and disdain for the profession of police officers around the country, as I’ve seen in the last two years,” Maria Haberfeld, CJRA Expert.

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06/24/22-Spectrum NewsBrian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State University, San Bernardino, and CJRA Expert, discusses the role of groups like the Proud Boys and the Oathkeepers and why their rhetoric resonates so strongly in places like Southern California.

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