Nonetheless, outside experts say the program has started to show results. Residents “stay connected with their families and they are more likely to remain in local schools,” wrote Prof. Jeffrey Butts, from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Research and Evaluation Center, in a 44-page report on Close to Home in 2015.
Grassroots organizations have often argued they can stop violence in a way the police department cannot. NY1 News reports on a new study by John Jay College’s Research and Evaluation Center that shows some of those community programs are making a difference.
2017 documentary focuses on cases of young people convicted of various forms of murder and homicide. Includes several of my comments and observations.
It reinforces the public’s “blood lust” for seeing people punished. It also reinforces the offenders’ sense of being rejected and excluded from society.
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.
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.