Washington Post Investigation Sheds Light on Police Shootings
A Washington Post investigation found that in each of the past four years, police have shot and killed almost the same number of people nationwide — nearly 1,000. The newspaper questioned why public protests and local police reforms have had little effect on the annual total. In an interview, Andrew Wheeler, assistant professor of criminology, explained that homicide rates and crime rates statistically do not change much from year to year.Read More
Drop in El Paso’s Crime Rate Debated
At a rally in El Paso, President Donald Trump credited a border barrier for the city’s dramatic decrease in violent crime. But in an interview with Time Magazine, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology Alex Piquero said the biggest drop in the city’s crime rate occurred before the barrier was constructed.Read More
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