Brain Injuries, Mental Health, PTSD and Substance Abuse Explain Criminal Behavior

Observations You can explain dysfunctional criminal behavior by looking at the data on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, PTSD and substance abuse. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired. Thirty-five years of public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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Observations You can explain dysfunctional criminal behavior by looking at the data on traumatic brain injuries, mental health, PTSD and substance abuse. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired. Thirty-five years of public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for […]

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Child Abuse, Trauma, Crime and Oprah

US Capitol Observations The overwhelming number of offenders continue their criminal activity and the programs that try to assist them often fail or produce very marginal results, Crime in America. As important as vocational or educational courses or substance abuse or mental health efforts are; they will fail unless trauma is addressed. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, […]

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US Capitol Observations The overwhelming number of offenders continue their criminal activity and the programs that try to assist them often fail or produce very marginal results, Crime in America. As important as vocational or educational courses or substance abuse or mental health efforts are; they will fail unless trauma is addressed. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, […]

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Firearm, Violent and Immigration Offenders Reoffend Most

Observations Offenders convicted of a firearms offense had the highest rearrest rate (68.4%), followed by offenders convicted of a violent offense (64.1%), and an immigration offense (55.1%). Criminal history is a strong predictor of recidivism. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for […]

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Observations Offenders convicted of a firearms offense had the highest rearrest rate (68.4%), followed by offenders convicted of a violent offense (64.1%), and an immigration offense (55.1%). Criminal history is a strong predictor of recidivism. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for […]

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Reducing Criminal Activity is Profoundly Difficult

  Secret Service Police Vehicle Observations Reducing criminal activity is profoundly difficult and depends on self-perception, self-control, peers, empathy, risk, excitement and fear of arrest. Jobs for younger offenders doesn’t have an impact. Motherhood lessons criminal activity. President Trump is about to offer a strategy to reduce offender recidivism. If he offers initiatives based on […]

  Secret Service Police Vehicle Observations Reducing criminal activity is profoundly difficult and depends on self-perception, self-control, peers, empathy, risk, excitement and fear of arrest. Jobs for younger offenders doesn’t have an impact. Motherhood lessons criminal activity. President Trump is about to offer a strategy to reduce offender recidivism. If he offers initiatives based on […]

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Reentry Courts-No Difference in Arrests-New DOJ Study

  Prison Cells Observations Reentry court recidivism, like most offender rehabilitation and reentry programs, show limited results as to new arrests, revocations and returns to prison. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed by every national media source multiple times. Former Senior Specialist […]

  Prison Cells Observations Reentry court recidivism, like most offender rehabilitation and reentry programs, show limited results as to new arrests, revocations and returns to prison. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed by every national media source multiple times. Former Senior Specialist […]

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Is Probation Set Up To Fail?

DC Court House Observations Is probation merely an instrument to inexpensively process millions of offenders? Within 3 years, 46 percent of felony probationers had been sent to prison or jail or had absconded. Felony cases went from 50 percent of the probation population in 2005 to 57 percent in 2015 Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. […]

DC Court House Observations Is probation merely an instrument to inexpensively process millions of offenders? Within 3 years, 46 percent of felony probationers had been sent to prison or jail or had absconded. Felony cases went from 50 percent of the probation population in 2005 to 57 percent in 2015 Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. […]

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The Dubious Track Record of Offender Rehabilitation

Observations Is an honest discussion about offender rehabilitation programs possible? The collective data indicate that programs for offenders either don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. If we support offender rehabilitation, we need to question current results. We need to demand better answers. If we don’t, nothing will change. Author Leonard […]

Observations Is an honest discussion about offender rehabilitation programs possible? The collective data indicate that programs for offenders either don’t work, or make things worse, or have very limited results. If we support offender rehabilitation, we need to question current results. We need to demand better answers. If we don’t, nothing will change. Author Leonard […]

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Prison Population Declines Need Explanation

Observations Prison populations fell considerably. Why? What are the impacts for crime and criminal justice policy? Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of […]

Observations Prison populations fell considerably. Why? What are the impacts for crime and criminal justice policy? Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of […]

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84 Percent of Young State Offenders Recidivate-New Federal Report

Overview A new federal report offers comparisons of recidivism as to age and a variety of additional factors. For offenders age 24 or younger at the time of release, 63.2 percent of federal prisoners were rearrested within five years compared to over four-fifths (84.1%) of state prisoners. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of […]

Overview A new federal report offers comparisons of recidivism as to age and a variety of additional factors. For offenders age 24 or younger at the time of release, 63.2 percent of federal prisoners were rearrested within five years compared to over four-fifths (84.1%) of state prisoners. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of […]

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Technology and Law Enforcement-New DOJ Report

Observations Technology has not had a game-changing impact on policing in terms of dramatically altering the philosophies and strategies used for preventing crime, responding to crime, or improving public safety. The bottom line of technology? It’s very labor intensive for it to be effective. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national […]

Observations Technology has not had a game-changing impact on policing in terms of dramatically altering the philosophies and strategies used for preventing crime, responding to crime, or improving public safety. The bottom line of technology? It’s very labor intensive for it to be effective. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national […]

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