Tagged: law

First Responders Defined by the NCHRP

The term ‘first responder’ has been used to describe a number of individuals, from firefighters to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) personnel. However, with the introduction of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, a working definition needs to be agreed upon between federal and state...

2012 Hate Crime Statistics–New Report

On April 23, 1990, Congress passed the Hate Crime Statistics Act, which required the Attorney General to collect data “about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.”  The FBI has published a Uniform Crime report on hate crimes every year since 1990.  The...

ILOC: Make Native America Safer Through Autonomy

The Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC) has released a report with recommendations to make Native American and Alaska Native nations “safer and more just for all U.S. citizens” and to reduce high rates of violent crime among Tribal nations. The ILOC final report, called “A Roadmap for Making Native...

Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics

The IBM Center for the Business of Government has released its newest report entitled “Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics.” The report describes a new wave of law enforcement capability, predictive policing, that relies on data and innovative software to predict where crime is likely to occur and...

Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have released a new report entitled “Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States.” The report contends that the commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States are “commonly overlooked,...

New Theses Released from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Cover Topics From USBP Effectiveness to Mass Shootings

In the newest round of theses released from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, a number of hot topic issues are addressed. The following projects, on the Effectiveness U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) and Mass Shootings in the U.S., are of particular interest: “Analysis of the Development and Effectiveness...

Stop and Frisk: Experiences, Perceptions, and Public Safety

The Vera Institute of Justice has published a report titled, Coming of Age with Stop and Frisk: Experiences, Perceptions, and Public Safety Implications. The report contains the results of a study launched in 2011 which examined the question: “How does being stopped by police, and the frequency of those stops,...

Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) of the Department of Health and Human Services has released a Guidance to States and Services on Addressing Human Trafficking of Children and Youth in the United States. “Human trafficking is a growing concern for our nation. Also known as modern slavery,...