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Roundtable on Understanding Crime Decline in America

 

The Roundtable's discussions will focus on crime trends, such as the crime decline of the past 20 years, explore its policy and operations implications and relevance for future prevention and enforcement efforts, and discuss ways to inform a long-term research agenda.

   

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Despite efforts to reduce drug consumption in the United States over the past 35 years, drugs are just as cheap and available as they have ever been. Cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines continue to... Read more


Understanding Crime Trends: Workshop Report  (CLAJ)
2009

Changes over time in the levels and patterns of crime have significant consequences that affect not only the criminal justice system but also other critical policy sectors. Yet compared with such... Read more


Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review  (CLAJ)
2004

For years proposals for gun control and the ownership of firearms have been among the most contentious issues in American politics. For public authorities to make reasonable decisions on these... Read more


Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence  (CLAJ,BOCYF)
2002

The shooting at Columbine High School riveted national attention on violence in the nation s schools. This dramatic example signaled an implicit and growing fear that these events would continue to... Read more


Informing America's Policy on Illegal Drugs: What We Don't Know Keeps Hurting Us  (CBASSE)
2001

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As states have moved from merely tolerating gambling to running their own games, as communities have increasingly turned to gambling for an economic boost, important questions arise. Has the new age... Read more


Transnational Organized Crime:Summary of a Workshop  (CBASSE)
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Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 3: Social Influences  (CBASSE)
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This volume examines social influences on violent events and violent behavior, particularly concentrating on how the risks of violent criminal offending and victimization are influenced by... Read more


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In this summary of a unique conference on urban violence, mayors, police chiefs, local, state, and federal agency experts, and researchers provide a wealth of practical ideas to combat violence in... Read more


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Volume II takes an in-depth look at the various aspects of criminal careers, including the relationship of alcohol and drug abuse to criminal careers, co-offending influences on criminal careers,... Read more


Criminal Careers and "Career Criminals,"Volume I  (CBASSE)
1986

By focusing attention on individuals rather than on aggregates, this book takes a novel approach to studying criminal behavior. It develops a framework for collecting information about individual... Read more



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