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Crime Prevention

The Software We Use To Predict Crime Is Biased Against Black People

ProPublica | Chloe Angyal | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

On a spring afternoon in 2014, Brisha Borden was running late to pick up her god-sister from school when she spotted an unlocked kid’s blue Huffy bi...

Finding Your Niche, Ex-Pat Style

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.06.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Last year, a chance encounter with Einstein's legacy and its keepers, the Landau brothers reignited my passion for physics and math. My search for cl...

Brazil's Gun Violence Problem Is 'Made in Brazil'

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.20.2016 | World
Robert Muggah

According to military and civil police records, 3,989 firearms were collected in the first five months of 2015. Of these, roughly 80 percent were handguns.

How To Deter Burglars, Felons And 16-Year-Olds

Renee Fisher | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

LBL has considered putting a car up on blocks in front of her abode or having a fake notice on the door from the Board of Health announcing the presence of both cholera and Sarah Palin inside her home.

MA Politicians Who Oppose Mandatory Minimums

Paul Heroux | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Being among the best of the worst is not an honor. Massachusetts may rank 48th in the nation in incarceration rates. However, our nation's incarceration rate is far greater than any other country in the world. This is not good.

Brazil and South Africa Are Addicted to Gun Violence

Robert Muggah | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

There is nothing inevitable about gun violence. And while the scandalously high rates of murder in both Brazil and South Africa are treated by many as "normal," there are encouraging signs of change. Targeted crime prevention measures and public health interventions pursued in both countries are cause for cautious optimism.

How to Fraud-proof Your Home

Adam Levin | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Adam Levin

Summer is here. There will be barbecues. Sand will find its way into the strangest places. Your family, extended family, kids' friends and friends of friends -- even complete strangers -- will sail in and out of your home. But that's okay, because you've fraud-proofed your house... right?

Cal Ripken Jr. and His League of Extraordinary Givers

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

Knowing all too well that sporting events and having fun are secondary to survival for many youth, Cal Ripken Jr. and his family began the work of making a deeper impact in the lives of children on a national scale.

A Bone to Pick About Animal Protection Legislation

Abigail Perdue | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime
Abigail Perdue

On March 14, 2014, South Dakota became the 50th state to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. Although the enactment of new anti-cruelty measures in South Dakota is a step in the right direction, more remains to be done.

12 Ways to avoid Locksmith scams

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.04.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Don't wait until you're locked out at night in the cold to contact a locksmith. Know ahead of time who you'd call, should you ever have a need for thi...

Cops Say: 'Check Your Locks'

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Burglaries happen everywhere. But sometimes, in some places, due to numerous reasons, burglaries become more frequent and sometimes by a lot. It doesn...

What Are Some Tips for Preventing Your Apartment From Getting Broken Into?

Quora | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime

Leave a radio or television on to talk radio station or to C-Span. This will mimic the sound of voices, and this may convince people that you are home.

Dogs and Drones, Cameras and Phones

Norm Stamper | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Most of us want both peaceful, secure communities and a fundamental respect for civil liberties. Let's look at four highly visible, often controversial elements of law enforcement's quest to ensure safety and security at public gatherings.

Understanding and Compassion: Essential Ingredients to Mental Health Reform

Paul Heroux | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Reforming our approach to mental health in America must place at the forefront of any reform the idea that people afflicted with mental illness and people suffering from mental illness are people first, just like you or I.

Preventing Mass Shootings: How Partisans Get "What Works" Wrong

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.26.2013 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Until the advocates on both sides of an issue start using 'what works' properly and not for political gain, we won't have good advocacy for public policy. We are likely to hear more junk science and bad research be positioned as fact.

A Community Bands Together to Save Itself -- Part 3

Willa Seldon | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Willa Seldon

Communities are made up of people. So, the most joyously visible manifestation of the turnaround at the Autumn Ridge apartment complex near Memphis has been the appearance outdoors of the residents themselves.

Seeking Justice and Real Crime Prevention

David Chura | Posted 09.30.2012 | Crime
David Chura

Study after study has shown that the harsh treatment of young people locked up in our nation's jails has not only failed to reduce recidivism but has also created angrier, more bitter, more violent juvenile offenders.

COP DETECTOR: New App Lets You Police The Police

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.08.2012 | Crime

Smartphones allow people to check email, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and now keep an eye on the police -- at least in New Jersey. The New Jersey...

Stop and Frisk: Two Inconvenient Truths

Tom Allon | Posted 07.16.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Stop and frisk must continue as a tool for the NYPD. It's time we had an honest appraisal: stop and frisk is saving minority men's lives. But jobs and education is a better way to save them. That work must begin now.

Fighting Crime: Help From The Crunching Data

Mark Cleverley | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology
Mark Cleverley

Crime is getting a one-two punch. This new approach is called predictive analytics and it's happening now because we're in the age of Big Data.

The Death Penalty: Questionable Evidence for Deterrence

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Crime
Paul Heroux

The death penalty is about as divisive an issue as abortion or gun control. Studies are offered by proponents and opponents to both support and condemn both sides of each issue. It is therefore imperative to assess and critique the quality, reliability and validity of the studies.

What Part of Prevention Do Americans Not Understand: A Case Study

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education
Myriam Miedzian

It costs approximately $130,000 to keep one teenager in juvenile detention for one year. It would cost less than $200 per child per year to fund Educating Children for Parenting, a violence prevention program.

Juvenile Delinquency: If We Fail Our Children, We Fail Our Future

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.09.2011 | Crime
Paul Heroux

While youth can do serious damage to others, it is easier to build a child than repair an adult, and that is why crime prevention should begin very early.

Reducing Recidivism: The Challenge of Successful Prisoner Re-Entry

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Programs won't ever reduce recidivism to zero, but if we can reduce it and improve the lives of offenders and potential victims, we must.

Reducing Prison Overcrowding, Improving Justice and Preventing Crime

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.16.2011 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Prison is necessary. But there are many forms of punishment -- prison isn't our only option. Just as there are many forms of medicine to address illness, there also should be many forms of intervention to address the many forms criminal behavior.