Newburgh Violent Crime Rates Dropped in 2015
Although violent crime has been an issue in the city of Newburgh, New York for some time, a number of initiatives and additional funding have helped the Newburgh police department reduce crime through mid-year 2015. The city of Newburgh, New York has had an issue with violent crime for some time. In partnership with various […]
Juvenile Offenders Need Protections and Rehabilitative Benefits
Juvenile offenders in our country have had their own criminal justice system for more than 100 years. Since that time, 18 years of age has been the threshold for moving a person from that system to the adult system. Of course, we read of unique circumstances in which a child under age 18 is tried as an adult, but 18 has been the cut-off as a general rule in our country. While 18 may have seemed like an appropriate age way back then, we know much more today than we did 100 years ago. Because of this knowledge, we need to expand the protections and programs of family court to young adults.
No Easy Solution to Cutting Prison Populations
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, somewhere in the ballpark of 1% of the population. The number of Americans in prison has also grown enormously over the past several decades from roughly 500,000 in the 1970’s to almost 2.5 million today. The costs to deal with this large prison population are staggering and approach $100 billion annually.
That Guy Who Sold You a Fake ID Also Stole Your Identity
Fake IDs can seem attractive to some students heading back to college. The short term desire to purchase alcoholic drinks for a weekend party prior to the legal age may be tempting. However, there are very real risks associated with acquiring and using a fake ID; not just in being caught by authorities using it, but also in having your identity stolen.
Up to 1 in 3 American Adults Have a Criminal History
The number seems high, but up to 1 in 3 American adults may have a criminal history. However, like with many statistics, the real information is in the details…what categories have to be included in ‘criminal history’ to come up with that statistic?