Researchers have been looking at this for a number of years, and the conclusion that most people reach is “no.” … There is no direct link, or there is no differential probability of crime due to the size of your immigrant population.Continue reading WRVA NewsRadio—Immigration and Crime
It’s really hard to just point to one thing. The problem with the crime debate right now is that there are so many people who want to point to just one thing. … Everyone wants to claim credit.Continue reading WRVA NewsRadio—Changing Crime Rates
CBS report included excerpts of an interview with me.Continue reading CBS This Morning—California Mystery
“We don’t divulge matters that we work hard on to the police, and the police know that about us,” Mitchell said. “We’re not sharing information that may be helpful in some sort of investigation. That’s not or role.” That code of silence lead to the demise of a Cure Violence group in Chicago, according to Jeffrey Butts, director of the research and evaluation center at John Jay College. “The precinct can feel aggrieved to find out this whole episode of violence that just happened was known, that people knew that it was about to happen and no one told the police,” Butts said.Continue reading WNYC: Waiting for Violence to Break Out
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 New York, joins CBSN with more insight.Continue reading CBS News—Prayers vs. Gun Policy
Live interview with CBSN following the shooting of Sandra Bland.Continue reading CBS News: Sandra Bland Arrest
Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, reviewed Outside the Lines’ methodology and said it was a valid way to measure differences in prosecution. He said it would have been helpful to include only students in the subset of 18- to 24-year-old males, but that information was not available for each case. … As to the findings showing the difference in the percentage of athlete cases compared with 18- to 24-year-old males in which no charges were filed or they were dropped or dismissed, Butts said: “In the field of justice, that could be a substantial difference. … It’s definitely a reason to look more deeply into it to find the reasons why.”Continue reading ESPN “Over the Line”
I was interviewed by CBS for a story about a prison escape and they quoted one of the dumbest things I said. Continue reading CBS News—Did N.Y. Prison Worker Help Two Murderers Escape?