The United States will Shut Down Private Federal Prisons

Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution, Alabama
Aliceville Federal Correctional Institution, Alabama

The US Justice Department officially announced in August this year that it would shut down all private federal prisons across the country. This decision will affect 20,000 inmates locked in federal facilities and not inmates in state prisons and county jails who constitute the majority of the inmate population in the United States.

It was decided to use private federal prisons at the end of the 1990s to solve the problems of overcrowded federal prisons. However, in the last 3 years, there has been a major decrease in the number of federal inmates thanks to changes in penal policy that justify a reduction in the number of prisons.

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How to Do a Winnebago County Background Check, WI

winnebago county back ground checkIf you want to carry out a Winnebago County Background check, Warrant search,Criminal record check so as to find out if another person has had any problems with the police in the past, your best source is the office of the sheriff. They offer numerous online search services you will find highly useful.

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Can the Death Penalty Prevent crime in the United States?

Death penalty - electric chairDoes the death penalty prevent crime? This question is asked again and again in the United States. Opposition to capital punishment has gained considerable momentum across the nation in recent years. In some states, executions have been suspended de facto due to technical reasons and moral considerations. Many claim that the United States should follow a large number of Western countries and abolish the death penalty.

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A Criminal Background Check in Fulton County, GA

Fulton is the biggest county in Georgia. It is the only county with population exceeding 1 million residents. The county suffers from relatively high crime rate, which is above the national average in all crime categories, mainly murder, rape and assault.  For this reason, a background check is something that is done by private people quite a lot.

Tracking a person’s criminal history in Fulton County is not a complicated process thanks to plenty of databases anyone can use freely. Ranging from local databases (found at the sheriff’s website – especially the quite efficient open records request mechanism) to search tool provided by the state, people have practically all they need to make sure, for example, that their babysicriminal background checktter is not a former sex offender or their blind date has not a drug dealer.

The United States, Georgia in particular, has adopted an open record policy. Local and national FOIA Laws enable the public virtually unlimited access to governmental files, including files dealing with crime.

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The Genetic Origin of Crime – ASPD

Anti-Social Personality Disorder (known as ASPD) is characterized as a behavioral pattern of violating others’ fundamental rights, lack of empathy, impulsiveness and aggression. Researchers believe that in prisons, 40 to 70 percent of the inmates suffer from ASPD compared to 1 to 3 percent in the general population outside prison walls.

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How Did Rudolph Giuliani Make New York a Safer Place?

Rudy Giuliani (on the right) with Nancy Reagan and Vito Fossella
Rudy Giuliani (on the right) with Nancy Reagan and Vito Fossella

Before Rudolph Giuliani came to power in 1994, New York City was a crime center and was considered one of the least safe places to live in the Western World.Giuliani, together with his Police Commissioner,William Bratton, decided to change the situation drastically and wipe out most of the criminal activity in NYC. How did they accomplish the task?

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The Root Causes of Violence

Why do people behave violently? Psychologists claim that violence mainly stems from fear and feelings of anger and frustration. A person resorts to aggressive behavior when they believe there is no other solution to their distress. Cursing or beating another person may help the aggressor gain the upper hand and control over the situation

There are other reasons for violent behavior, some of which include the following:

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Crime Prevention Methods

Here are a few major crime prevention methods used by law enforcement agencies and policy planners in cities and counties.

Increasing surveillance

Means such as guards, alarms and security cameras deter criminals from engaging in illegal activity. The fear of being watched and monitored will make offenders go to other places that are not covered by surveillance devices. High security buildings and even residential neighborhood use these devices and report major decrease in crime rate.

Surveillance does not have to include hi-tech equipment. Street light can do a wonderful job as well. Practice has shown that in well lit places there are less burglars and less drug dealers.

Access Denial

crime preventionCriminals will be deterred from committing an offense in an area that denies them a quick escaping route. A clear example is a road with speed bumps. No one will rob a bank if he cannot drive away quickly.

Some neighborhoods hire private security companies which build road blocks monitoring vehicles upon entering and leaving a designated area.

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The Community in Oshkosh is Actively Involved in Crime Prevention

Community involvement in crime prevention programs is not something new in the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI. The people in the city, together with law enforcement agencies, share the belief that crime is a social problem that should be solved at the community level.

One such notable effort to assist police in combating crime came from an

A police k-9 dog
A police k-9 dog

unexpected source. A martial arts school called Members of IMPACT Martial Arts raised a 1,000 dollars donation which was given to the Oshkosh Police dog unit in the beginning of November.

This sum of money was raised mainly from the selling of T-shirts. The shirts were specially design to express empathy towards the city’s law officers for the hard work they do on a daily basis to keep the law abiding population safe.

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