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    • Does #Metoo Apply To All Violent Victimizations?
      Observations If the #metoo movement wants sexual abusers held accountable, why doesn’t the same philosophy apply to all violent crime offenders? Is one violent victim more worthy than others? “It’s not about rooting out the bad apples; we need to focus on the whole barrel.” Why doesn’t, “real consequences for bad behavior,” apply to everyone […] The post Doe […]
    • Offender Employment and Education Programs Don’t Work
      Prison Employment Observations Education and employment programs do not significantly affect offender recidivism. We have to stop being so simplistic when it comes to treatment programs for offenders. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice […]
    • Police Use of Force. Are We Losing The PR Battle?
      Article Explaining police use of force to those who have never been cops is challenging. Because of endless negative videos, it’s starting to get more difficult than ever. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multip […]
    • Most Offender Rehabilitation Programs Don’t Work-A Path Forward? New Federal Report
      Observations Most offender rehabilitation and treatment programs don’t work. But a new federal report suggests that mental health efforts could reduce recidivism by approximately 21 percent. “Many want programs for offenders as a compassionate response to perceived inequities among the offender population. These programs routinely produce marginal results. F […]
    • Offenders Have Multiple Convictions-Six for Federal Defendants
        Summation Almost three-quarters (72.8%) of federal offenders sentenced in fiscal year 2016 had been convicted of a prior offense. The average number of previous convictions was 6.1 among offenders with a criminal history. About 3 in 5 state defendants had at least one prior conviction. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. […] […]
    • Released Prisoners Commit Two Million Crimes-Five Arrests Per Offender
      Observations Offender recidivism is extremely high. It doesn’t matter if you are pro or anti sentencing reform or any manner of lessening the impact of incarceration, the number of arrests after release from prison is astounding. We debate the efficacy and morality of prison sentences, but considering that only 42 percent of felony convictions result […] The […]
    • Do You Trust Cops? Do Cops Trust You?
      Question Do you trust cops? According to the most recent Gallup survey, you do. Do cops trust you? According to the data below, they have their doubts. Are police officers affected by the national dialog? Do they take (or not take) actions based on media reports and a perceived negative national mindset? Author Leonard Adam […] The post Do You Trust Cops? Do […]
    • Massive Child Sex Abuse and Crime
      Observations Child sex abuse and physical violence is part of the experience of 80-90 percent of women offenders. The sexual abuse history of women offenders is routinely ignored. If we are going to end the crime problem in this country, then we must stop ignoring physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. […] The post Massive Child S […]
    • Facebook Bans Violence, Crime and Criminal Behavior-Is That Possible?
      Observations Facebook is banning violence, crime and criminal behaviors from its platform (see guidelines below). Social media is now a super-highway for mass murderers and their grievances. It’s also used for day-to-day criminal activity. Can offenders communicate criminal intentions without being obvious? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]
    • Police-Justice Public Relations Suck
      Observations Within law enforcement and the overall justice system, we are our own worst enemies through a lack of aggressive media and public relations. My book, “Success With The Media,” outlines a comprehensive, doable gameplan, Amazon. I offer additional suggestions in this article. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thir […]
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