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This is the feed from NCPC's TypePad based blog, Prevention Works

Nov 28, 2007 Prison: A Sign of Failure
As a crime prevention advocate, I have conflicting feelings about incarceration; while I understand its...
Nov 26, 2007 Sharing What's Important
By now it’s clear that the social networking phenomenon, manifested online in the form of...
Nov 21, 2007 Take A Bite Out Of … Turkey!
On behalf of McGruff the Crime Dog and the National Crime Prevention Council, I’d like...
Nov 20, 2007 The War at Home
Since 1991, the FBI has been collecting statistics on hate crimes committed across the country....
Nov 19, 2007 Valuable Cargo
We’ve written quite a bit about identity theft and its many sources. Earlier this year,...
Nov 15, 2007 Cartoons, Teach? Never…
One of the most amusing aspects of working for the National Crime Prevention Council is...
Nov 14, 2007 Criminalize Violence, Not Affection
First I read that a boy in Pennsylvania had used the Internet to contact the...
Nov 14, 2007 The Young and the Ruined
Identity theft continues to be a pervasive crime with millions of complaints logged each year....
Nov 09, 2007 Inspector Gadget
Although I do a lot of my work online, I am still amazed at how...
Nov 08, 2007 Car Crime: What's In Plain Sight is a Thief's Delight
Most crimes are committed because of opportunity. Take breaking into cars as an example. From...
Nov 07, 2007 Mending the Cracks in Policy
As of yesterday, the federal sentencing guidelines regarding crack cocaine charges have been changed. Now,...
Nov 02, 2007 Wild Child
According to recent news reports, a ten-year-old boy may be to blame for one of...
Nov 01, 2007 Exploring the Gray Areas
Earlier this year I wrote a blog post about how our criminal justice system could...
Oct 31, 2007 The Small Scams Add Up
By now, I consider myself somewhat of an expert when it comes to identifying scams...
Oct 30, 2007 All Shook Up
Although I can’t attest to the scientific validity of this measure, I judge society’s health...
Oct 29, 2007 Can 10,000 Men Change "Killadelphia"?
It’s not always easy to convince someone that one person can really make a difference...
Oct 29, 2007 Computer Illiteracy: Now for Thieves
I am significantly more high-tech than many identity thieves, according to a new report [PDF]...
Oct 24, 2007 Unleaded Crime Rates: The Murderous Metal - Part 2
It has been suggested that exposure to lead during childhood years can manifest itself in...
Oct 23, 2007 Bleaching Labels
As a writer, I am acutely aware of the power of labels; calling someone a...
Oct 22, 2007 SWATting, not just for flies
Imagine waking up to the sound of prowlers in your back yard, going to investigate,...