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

Jul 05, 2007 Damage Begets Damage
Do vandals create an ugly neighborhood? Or does an ugly neighborhood breed vandalism? Property damage is usually an outlet of...
Jul 02, 2007 Positive Peer Pressure: Youth Courts
The Genarlow Wilson case continues to garner national attention, becoming a lightening rod for a myriad of legal and moral...
Jun 29, 2007 Are University Campuses As Safe As You Think?
In the spring of 2007, Seattlepi.com published an article by Mary Lou Leary, the executive director of the National Center...
Jun 28, 2007 It’s Not Just Us
It’s no secret that crime is on the rise in the United States. We’ve closely followed domestic crime statistics on...
Jun 27, 2007 School is Safe, Right?
The New York Times reported on June 26th that a 25-year old school aide in New York City had been...
Jun 26, 2007 Catering to Criminals
Over the past year, our economy has been buffeted by a serious spike in mortgage fraud that has fueled loan...
Jun 22, 2007 Leading the Way, States Seek Alternatives to More Prisons
Preventing overcrowding in our prisons is becoming a high priority for some state officials. The Public Safety Performance Project has...
Jun 20, 2007 A Graceful Reentry
People like success stories. But we as humans are natural skeptics and would rather assume something doesn’t work unless proven...
Jun 19, 2007 "It Isn't Rude, It's Shrewd!": Hanging Up on Telemarketing Fraud
Last month, the Boston Globe exposed the devastation left behind when fraudulent telemarketers prey on the elderly. The CanWest News...
Jun 18, 2007 Sliding to Safety
Stopping by the grocery store, I noticed a new prohibition on the door, below the requirements for shoes and shirts:...
Jun 15, 2007 Variety Friday: Identity Theft and Phishing
When I lost my wallet last week, I wasn’t worried about the keys that hang off it or my SmartTrip...
Jun 14, 2007 Idolize Celebrities’ Crafts, Not Their Actions
Athletes and celebrities have always been role models for kids. But when you consider what these “stars” are doing today,...
Jun 13, 2007 America Behind Bars - Part 4
As part of our America Behind Bars series, we have been discussing the increasing number of Americans flowing in and...
Jun 11, 2007 A Rare Consensus on Gun Control
After the horrific shooting of 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech in April of this year, the debate about...
Jun 08, 2007 National Internet Safety Month
As our regular readers may have noticed, I’m interested in the Internet. Its creation was a phenomenal achievement and it...
Jun 07, 2007 Forecasting a Crime Wave
Washington, DC, Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has decided to take steps to prevent the usual spike in violence that...
Jun 06, 2007 FBI Report: Spike Becomes a Trend
This week, the FBI released its Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2006, which reflected an overall rise in violent...
Jun 05, 2007 Is Your Car Cloned?
Last month, after dumping insane amounts of money into my old car to keep it running, I took the leap...
Jun 04, 2007 Virtual Violations
The greatest advance that the Internet has brought us has been the enhanced ability to communicate with one another. Unfortunately,...
Jun 01, 2007 Variety Friday: Scams and Spams
One thing is for sure: there’s never a dull moment in cyberspace. Something is always happening, and often, it’s something...