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    • Honesty, School And Mass Shootings
      “..our best built certainties are but sand-houses and subject to damage from any wind of doubt that blows.” – “The Great Dark.” Mark Twain. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for [ […]
    • Is Probation Set Up To Fail?
      DC Court House Observations Is probation merely an instrument to inexpensively process millions of offenders? Within 3 years, 46 percent of felony probationers had been sent to prison or jail or had absconded. Felony cases went from 50 percent of the probation population in 2005 to 57 percent in 2015 Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. […]
    • High Crime Residents Want More Cops-Gallup
      Observations A majority of fragile-community residents (54%) say they would like the police to spend more time in their community, while just 5% say they would like the police to spend less time there. As to moving, three-fourths cite crime as a major reason (51%) or minor reason (25%) for wanting to do so. But […]
    • 56 Percent Say Reducing Crime Is A Top Priority
      Observations 56 percent of Americans believe that crime needs to be reduced. 68 percent of Americans believe that crime is increasing. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the De […]
    • The Dubious Track Record of Offender Rehabilitation
      Observations Is an honest discussion about offender rehabilitation programs possible? The collective data indicate that programs for offenders either don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. If we support offender rehabilitation, we need to question current results. We need to demand better answers. If we don’t, nothing will change. Au […]
    • Violent Crime Reduction Needs Context
      Observations A small reduction in violent crime for the first six months of 2017 is good news, and we all hope it continues, but declaring that violent crime is declining or will decline for all of 2017 is a stretch at best. When compared to twenty years of crime data, the 2017 numbers are mushy and somewhat […]
    • Prison Population Declines Need Explanation
      Observations Prison populations fell considerably. Why? What are the impacts for crime and criminal justice policy? Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justic […]
    • Your Spokesperson Can Save Your Butt
      Photo of Leonard Sipes Observations To defend an agency, you have to be honest. You have to be helpful. You have to be knowledgeable. You have to available. But beyond all of this, you have to talk, explain, defend and admit errors when warranted. We are mostly good people doing honorable jobs. Why isn’t that […]
    • Community Leader-Bring Back The Cops!
      Police Officers Observations Will cops return to proactive policing? Is community support really there? Can trust be rebuilt? Why aren’t communities taking responsibility for their own safety? Stop asking cops to do the impossible. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed mult […]
    • Assaults On Police Officers Increase Dramatically
      Observations The number of assaults on officers increased to 50,991 in 2015 and then exploded to 57,180 for 2016. The percent of officers injured increased. 554,658 police officers were assaulted from 2007 to 2016. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by eve […]

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