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    • Brain Injuries, Mental Health, PTSD and Substance Abuse Explain Criminal Behavior
      Observations You can partially explain dysfunctional criminal behavior by looking at the data on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, PTSD and substance abuse. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired senior federal spokesperson. Thirty-five years of public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every nati […]
    • Predicting School Violence, Mass Shooters and Violent Crime
      Questions Can we predict school or mass shooters? Can we predict future violence? Can we predict criminals who will re-offend and return to the criminal justice system? 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 Speciali […]
    • Cops, Violence, Stress and PTSD
      Police Motorcycles Observations If society wants us to have compassion and understanding for people in high crime communities affected by violence, or those vicariously experiencing school shootings, why doesn’t the same apply to police officers? If the close proximity to violence affects students or residents, how could it not impact cops? The data below sa […]
    • What Happens When We Run Out of Cops?
      Police Officers Observations When it comes to crime, violence and citizen perceptions, police recruitment and retention may be one of the most important problems facing the country. 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 Se […]
    • Public Opinion on School Shootings and Violence
      Police Vehicle Observations For school shootings and violence, by 56 to 41 percent, Americans think we should change laws related to “school security and mental health system” rather than the “laws on the sales of guns and ammunition.” Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed [ […]
    • 78 Percent of Americans Worry About Crime-Gallup
      Observations 78 percent of Americans worry about crime and violence a great deal or a fair amount, the same as health care, the number one issue-Gallup. 56 percent of Americans believe that crime needs to be reduced-Pew. 68 percent of Americans believe that crime is increasing-Gallup. Two-thirds of gun owners say protection from crime is […] The post 78 Perc […]
    • Trump, Koch and Offender Recidivism
      Prison cells Observations The focus of Trump’s and the Koch Foundation’s new initiative will be individualized treatment programs for offenders rather than the cookie cutter approach that exists now. 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 rehabilit […]
    • Child Abuse, Trauma, Crime and Oprah
      US Capitol Observations The overwhelming number of offenders continue their criminal activity and the programs that try to assist them often fail or produce very marginal results, Crime in America. As important as vocational or educational courses or substance abuse or mental health efforts are; they will fail unless trauma is addressed. Author Leonard Adam […]
    • Firearm, Violent and Immigration Offenders Reoffend Most
      Observations Offenders convicted of a firearms offense had the highest rearrest rate (68.4%), followed by offenders convicted of a violent offense (64.1%), and an immigration offense (55.1%). Criminal history is a strong predictor of recidivism. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Forme […]
    • Reducing Criminal Activity is Profoundly Difficult
        Secret Service Police Vehicle Observations Reducing criminal activity is profoundly difficult and depends on self-perception, self-control, peers, empathy, risk, excitement and fear of arrest. Jobs for younger offenders doesn’t have an impact. Motherhood lessons criminal activity. President Trump is about to offer a strategy to reduce offender recidivism. […]
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