Prayers vs. Gun Policy Debate Heats Up

Live interview CBS News December 3, 2015 In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting, politicians are being shamed for online posts about gun control with many critics saying that "prayers won't do anything" to stop more attacks. Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in … Continue reading Prayers vs. Gun Policy Debate Heats Up

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Live interview about the Sandra Bland arrest in Texas by Vladimir Duthiers of CBS News July 22, 2015, 9 a.m. Eastern Vladimir: Dr. Jeffrey Butts of the John Jay College with the Criminal Justice in New York joins me on set to talk about all of this. Thanks for being here, sir. Jeff: Sure. Vladimir: … Continue reading CBS News

ESPN “Over the Line”

Lawyers, Status, Public Backlash Aid College Athletes Accused of Crimes: How OTL Completed its Investigation   Paula Lavigne, ESPN Staff Writer June 15, 2015 To complete its full report, Outside the Lines selected 10 schools in various conferences and geographies, leaning toward colleges in quintessential college towns and in states that had public records laws that … Continue reading ESPN “Over the Line”

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June 9, 2015 There is new evidence that a prison escape in northern New York may have been an inside job and sources tell CBS News that police are questioning a prison employee named Joyce Mitchell, reports CBS News correspondent Don Dahler. The New York Daily News reports that Mitchell, a supervisor in the prison … Continue reading CBS This Morning

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January 20, 2015 A mob of people erratically riding motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) along Florida highways said they were honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's illegal to ride dirt bikes and ATVs on those roads, but highway patrol said it couldn't chase after the reckless riders. It's against department policy to pursue scofflaws … Continue reading CBS This Morning

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  May 30, 2014 The sheriff's department says it knew a month ago that killer Elliot Rodger had put alarming videos online. As Carter Evans reports, deputies didn't watch those videos before visiting Rodger's apartment three weeks before the his shooting rampage. Interview includes comments from Jeffrey Butts. [ read article ]

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Missed Warning Signs? May 26, 2014. ... The Santa Barbara sheriff is defending his deputies who visited shooting suspect Elliot Rodger's apartment just last month. CBS News' Bob Orr reports on the evidence they didn't see. Interview includes comments from Jeffrey Butts.

KABC Talk Radio – Los Angeles

Los Angeles, November 26, 2013 A state legislator in New York is proposing a 25-year sentence on kids who sucker punch people in what law enforcement is calling the knockout game. Some law enforcement officials believe these attacks are part of a disturbing trend known as "The Knockout Game," in which perpetrators pummel innocent, unsuspecting … Continue reading KABC Talk Radio – Los Angeles

A Look At The “Knockout Game” And Media Responsibility

November 26, 2013 - 7:00 a.m. (CST) A growing number of stories involving teens punching random people, knocking them unconscious, are being reported across the country.  Joy Cardin’s guest criminologist discusses the “Knockout Game,” why he says the media is reacting “hysterically” to the matter, and what can be done about it.