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Study: Most young violent offenders in two NYC neighborhoods have seen someone killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio More than three-quarters of young violent offenders interviewed in two poverty-stricken New York City neighborhoods had seen someone die in a violent incident, a new study reveals. About half of them (51 percent) had been shot themselves and 78 percent said they had a close frie...

Sex offenders register provides limited protection for children

Researchers say that while police are using their resources to combat Internet sex offences - which are much easier to secure convictions for - the majority of men alleged to have directly sexually abused a child are still avoiding prosecution. Currently only one in 10 men alleged to have committe...

Nursing Home for Sex Offenders Becomes Law, a First in America

The Most Concrete Legislation in America to Protect Long-Term Care Residents in Over 30 Years OKLAHOMA CITY, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sex Offenders Long-Term Care Facility Bill, the first of its kind in the nation and the most concrete legislation to protect vulnerab...

Female sex offenders often have mental problems

Women who commit sexual offences are just as likely to have mental problems or drug addictions as other violent female criminals. This according to the largest study ever conducted of women convicted of sexual offences in Sweden. Between 1988 and 2000, 93 women and 8,500 men were convicted of ...

'Mommy Didn't Know': Female Sexual Offenders in the U.S.

New Book Offers In-Depth Understanding of Female Sexual Abuse of Minors EL CERRITO, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- When the term "sexual perpetrator" is tossed out there for consideration, a pretty typical picture comes to mind for many people. Most likely, this picture does not involve a femal...

Most Internet Sex Offenders Target Teens, Not Kids

Surveys say most vulnerable youths have history of abuse, family problems FRIDAY, Feb. 22 (HealthDay News) -- The stereotype of the middle-aged male sex offender posing online as a young person to trick adolescents into clandestine meetings where they can be abducted and raped is inacc...

'Corrective' sex education may make sexual offenders more dangerous

While it is commonly thought that men with low IQs sexually offend because of a lack of knowledge or sexual deviance, new research has found the men may sexually offend because of their exposure to corrective sex education previously taken. A team of North American researchers compared two sam...

Addiction scientists call for end to executions for drug offenders

The death penalty for those convicted of drug trafficking and other drug-related offences should be abolished as it is both ineffective as a policy measure and a violation of human rights. So write a group of prominent addiction scientists who believe that the international addiction community ...

MADD Delivers Nearly 7,000 Petitions to Governor Paterson Urging Ignition Interlocks For All Convicted DWI Offenders

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) New York delivered nearly 7,000 petitions to Governor Paterson's office today showing support for MADD's Campaign to Eliminate to Drunk Driving. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030421/MADDLOGO...

Younger and Violent Sex Offenders on the Rise

An Associated Press review of national statistics found that the courts are seeing a number of sex offence cases involving the young. There is a dramatic rise in cases by these Juvenile offenders. Some psychologists blame the increase in numbers 40 percent over two decades on a society satu...

Relationship Between Sleep Apnea And Aggression In Sex Offenders Explored

More than 20% of men in western cultures are affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and sex offenders who suffer from OSA experience more harmful //psychological symptoms than people with normal sleep patterns–says a new study published in Journal of Forensic Sciences. Sex offenders with kn...

Arrested Drug Offenders Offered Faster Help

Drug addicts in Aberdeen's police lockups are to be offered immediate access to services to enable them to kick their habit.// This scheme is already underway in many areas of Scotland like Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Tayside, Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire and Edinburgh. Funding has bee...

My Space Pressured into Sharing Data on Sex Offenders

A concerted attempt is on in the US to rein in sexual offenders misusing popular networking sites and thus make the internet safer for everyone. Social networking sites allow users to create online profiles with photos, music and personal information, and let them send messages to one anot...

New Guidelines To Rehabilitate Drug Offenders

Recently, new guidelines and principles were issued to rehabilitate drug offenders. The 13 principles are contained in a report prepared by the National Institute// on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The report, which is titled, Principles of Drug Abuse Tre...

Young offenders' health critical to rehabilitation

... The physical and mental health needs of juvenile offenders should be treated as a priority if offenders held in detention have any real hope of rehabilita...eview of previous studies into the health of young offenders undertaken in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia si...

U.S. Drug Czar Addresses 2,500 Drug Court Professionals, Voices Strong Support for Expanding Drug Courts Throughout the Nation

... and the need to improve public health by treating offenders involved with the criminal justice system as a res... crime that has ensnared 1.2 million drug-addicted offenders in our criminal justice system. We must put a Dru...ity and treatment to compel and support drug-using offenders to change their lives. From that vision emerged th...

The 2009 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards Honor Extraordinary Californians for Innovative, Practical Solutions

... social behavior; a middle school violence prevention/social skills curriculum resulted in 72 percent fewer suspensions; and alternatives for juvenile offenders have dramatically reduced the recidivism rate. Tim Dang , East West Players, Los Angeles The nation's oldest professional theater of color...

National Partnership to Meet, Evaluate Addiction Treatment as Component of New Justice Programs

... again, that treatment-based programs for addicted offenders are, dollar for dollar, the most effective way to ...t financial burden taxpayers bare managing alcohol offenders by reducing the rate of alcohol-related recidivism... under correctional supervision. "Alcohol-involved offenders are literally paralyzing the criminal justice syst...

Glucose metabolism and recidivism of severe violent crimes in alcohol intoxications

...ethod among 49 impulsive, violent, antisocial male offenders during a forensic psychiatric examination. Those 17 offenders who committed at least one new violent crime durin...ng nonrecidivists and 40 normal male controls. All offenders and normal male controls were in normal weight and...

Phish Frontman Trey Anastasio Visits Capitol Hill to Support Drug Courts and Calls on Congress to Put a Drug Court Within Reach of Every American in Need

...would like every community in America to have the option of sentencing drug offenders to Drug Court," said Mr. Anastasio, "When we imprison people for minor drug...would like every community in America to have the option of sentencing drug offenders to Drug Court." Click here: http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?...

NAMI-OC to Hold FRONT LINE Conference for Returning Veterans, Their Families and Community

...e County Veterans Court will be presenting on how their collaboration with local agencies is working to establish viable options for a select group of offenders whose needs are better met through treatment interventions rather than incarceration. Community Resource tables will be available and include: Pr...

Missouri DOC Conducting Pilot of 24/7 Alcohol Anklets

... The pilot, which began in early March, targets offenders with a documented history of alcohol abuse and wit... DUI, domestic violence and other alcohol-involved offenders since 2004. The Missouri DOC program is being fund...gy has revolutionized the way that alcohol-related offenders are managed in the criminal justice system," says ...

Study finds most adolescents sent to group homes still involved with drugs/crime seven years later

...f Public Health . Studies rarely track juvenile offenders for so long so that little is known about the prognosis for juvenile offenders nationally. However, the youths in this study were...the largest and longest efforts to follow juvenile offenders who had been referred to group homes for rehabilit...

Are You Really Sleeping on Clean Bedsheets?

...g you? OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Microscopic insects called dust mites are the leading cause of indoor allergies. The other primary offenders cited in the arena of indoor allergens are pet dander and dust mold. Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that feed on dead skin. They infest beds a...

Methamphetamine Abuse Costs U.S. $23.4 Billion

...emature deaths among users in 2005. The second largest cost category was crime and criminal justice, including the costs of arresting and jailing drug offenders and dealing with non-drug crimes committed by methamphetamine users, such as thefts committed to support their drug habit. Loss of productivity, th...

Three-Quarters of Americans Believe Health Insurance Should Pay for Addiction Treatment, Yet Most Don't Know If Their Health Plan Covers Substance-Abuse Care, Says New Hazelden Survey

... Eighty-three percent agree that much more should be done to prevent addiction. A majority (83 percent) believe that first-time drug offenders should get chemical dependency treatment rather than prison time. Most respondents (77 percent) agree that many addicts who complete treatme...

New research on family-based HIV prevention presented at annual NIH conference

...ty of Illinois at Chicago, and the Project STYLE study group. Juvenile offenders may benefit from family-based HIV prevention Improving a family's abil...hers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center (BHCRC). "Juvenile offenders are at increased risk for HIV, since they have higher rates of risky sexual...

Prisoner Reentry Facility Holds Dedication Ceremony

...artnership between our company, the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Postsecondary Department will truly benefit the State of Alabama as less offenders return to prison," added Mr. Clancy. Community Education Centers, Inc. (CEC) is the largest provider of offender reentry and in-prison treatment ser...

As Budget Stalemate Wears On - Voters Can Set Their Own Priorities

...ening eligibility for state-run health services, cutting $1.3 billion from the budget. -- A proposal to release non-violent, non-serious, non-sex offenders without prior serious or violent offenses 20 months early cutting $700 million from the budget by 2012-2013. -- A $200 million dollar spendin...

Caribbean Sol Biodegradable Sunscreen Gets Strong Safety Rating From Environmental Working Group

...p said that 4 out of 5 sunscreens (of 952 tested) "offer inadequate protection from the sun, or contain ingredients with significant safety concerns." offenders included the nation's best-selling sun products. Caribbean Sol Icy Relief Gel, a cooling after-sun product with organic aloe vera, tea tree oil and ...

Drink and drugs fuel Scottish suicide and homicide rates

...e clinical attitudes to the management of risk as part of a more understanding dialogue with the public examination of reasons for imprisonment of offenders with severe mental illness. ...

Study: Most female child molesters were victims of sexual abuse

...reak the cycle of abuse by improving treatment for offenders and their young victims. This study informs us...es are committed by females. Studies on female sex offenders are rare, and most have been descriptive in nature...ed 130 incarcerated females - 60 of which were sex offenders and 70 of which were nonsexual...

Orchid Cellmark Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

...d with the implementation of an all-arrestee DNA testing policy for federal offenders and illegal immigrant detainees. These new proposed regulations can potenti...ement Plan, the belief that the all-arrestee DNA testing policy for federal offenders can potentially expand federal DNA testing needs dramatically, the belief t...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/March 3, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, February 25)

... Writer Claudia Kalb reports that between 2000 and 2006, the number of drug offenders in federal prison jumped 26 percent, to 93,751. An additional 250,000 are i... but from Maryland to Hawaii, states are looking for new ways to steer drug offenders away from prison cells and into treatment. In the process, they hope to sav...

Ignition Locks Prevent Repeat DWI Offenses

... first-time offenders, a new study shows. First offenders with "interlock" devices installed on their cars w...c Injury Prevention . "This study on first-time offenders reinforces prior studies on this issue that show a...ut whether interlocks work as well with first-time offenders as with repeat offenders. Two earlier studies had ...

Social Networking Sites Safer Than IM or Chat Rooms

...ate to propose a law that would attempt to bar sex offenders from these sites. Recently, New York State Atto...-mail addresses and screen names of registered sex offenders be reported to social networking sites. The bill would make it easier to stop sex offenders from using popular teen-oriented sites. It would a...

Mental health screenings, risk behavior interventions needed in juvenile justice system

...cal School of Brown University. However, juvenile offenders arent routinely screened for emotional difficultie...g, assessing and identifying the needs of juvenile offenders and lead to positive health outcomes. The cur...ad an arrest history. They found that juvenile offenders with significant symptoms of depression, such as f...

U.S. Food Safety: Foodborne Illnesses a Menu for Disaster

... Main offenders are bacterial, and they can strike at any time TUESDAY, Jan. 15...od and other foods with raw seafood and juices from raw seafood. OTHER offenders Shigella is a bacteria found naturally in the intestinal tracts of ...

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Cases Result in Long Prison Terms for Five Health Care Company Owners

...tant part of our arsenal in the fight against Health Care fraud in Miami," said U.S. Attorney Acosta. "By making a permanent commitment to bring these offenders to justice using real-time investigative and enforcement techniques, we will have an immediate impact on reducing fraud." According to data from the...

New upper limit defined for normal ALT in adolescent males

... A new cohort study of adolescent offenders in Australia has identified an upper limit for ALT...y, analyzed data from a large cohort of young male offenders under supervision by the New South Wales Departmen...lipid studies from blood samples of 439 young male offenders serving community orders who agreed to participate...
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