Roundtable on Crime Trends
May 18, 2015
Discussions at the meeting addressed trends in the lethality of criminal attacks, "target hardening" and changes in the physical environment, labor markets, psychopharmacological treatment, school disciplinary systems, and violence against women.
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|Video Now Available|
The new video is a 3.5 minute overview of the 2014 CLAJ report, which explains how incarceration rates increased in the United States and why the nation now needs a change in course.
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Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention
Keck Center of the National Academies, Room 101 (directions)
The session is designed to help the committee gather information in the course of their deliberations in conducting the study.
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|CLAJ Newsletter - Winter 2015|
Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market:
This report reviews the nature of illicit tobacco markets, evidence for policy effects, and variations among different countries with a focus on implications for the United States, and identifies a range of possible polilcy and enforcement interventions by the U.S. federal government and/or states and localities.
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Guide for the Legal Sector for Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking
The 2013 report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, found that the United States is in the very early stages of recognizing, understanding, and developing solutions for these crimes. The knowledge and ability of law enforcment professionals, attorneys, and judges to identify victims, investigate cases, and make appropriate referrals is crucial to the development of an overall response to these crimes. This guide summarizes the information that is most relevant to individuals within the legal sector who interact in some way with victims, survivors, and perpetrators of these crimes.
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