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2012-08-08 23:01:11

AlertID, Inc., which provides a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, today announced that it provides alerts from state sex offender databases (“SODs”) to 166 million people or more than half (53%) of the US population. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 AlertID, Inc., which provides a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, today announced that it provides alerts from state sex offender databases...

2012-08-02 06:22:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the end of 2009, the nation's publicly funded crime labs had an estimated backlog of 1.2 million requests for forensic services, relatively unchanged from the backlog at yearend 2008, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. A request was defined as backlogged if it had not been completed within 30 days. In 2009, the 411 federal, state, county and municipal labs began the year with more than 1.0 million backlogged...

2012-06-18 06:25:04

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the nation's leading providers of technology to local sheriffs' offices have announced a new content publishing agreement that will enhance the public's ability to protect themselves from sex offenders. Appriss is the leading provider of smartphone application technology, delivering content directly from a sheriff to smartphone users. Appriss offers more than 2,800 sheriffs' offices that use its VINE program a free smartphone application...

2012-06-13 06:22:36

Perpetrators of elder abuse were often related to the victims WASHINGTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that half of violent victimizations of persons age 65 or older involved serious violence, such as murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault, based on data from crimes known to Michigan law enforcement from 2005 to 2009. A family member was identified as the...

2012-06-08 10:22:39

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released a final report demonstrating that a statistical forecasting model may help probation departments predict which offenders are most likely to reoffend. Researchers from the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania collaborated with the Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department in the demonstration project. The researchers...

2012-06-05 18:22:29

Length of Stay for Drug and Violent Crimes Grows at Nearly Same Rate WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prisoners released in 2009 served an average of nine additional months in custody, or 36 percent longer, than offenders released in 1990, according to a report released today by the Pew Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project. The study found that for offenders released from their original sentence in 2009 alone, the additional time behind...

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2012-06-02 07:08:15

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com When someone is caught, charged and prosecuted as a sex offender, they lose a great many rights they once had. Depending on the state, they have to register themselves as an offender, alert their neighbors and even keep a safe distance from any public place where children congregate. It´s likely a majority of Americans feel that these restrictions are warranted and even wise, but now some sex offenders are fighting against rulings that ban them from...

2012-05-31 23:00:04

AlertID, a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, now provides universal access to and alerts from state sex offender database (“SOD”) information for more than 112 million people or more than 35 percent of the US population. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 AlertID, a free online and mobile service for members and public safety officials, now provides universal access to and alerts from state sex offender database (“SOD”)...

2012-05-31 01:45:56

Female sex offenders receive lighter sentences for the same crimes than males says a study recently published in Feminist Criminology, a SAGE journal and the official journal of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology. Embry and Lyons looked at the sentences that male and female sex offenders received for specific sex offenses and found that even after the implementation of sentencing guidelines to ensure equality in sentencing, on average male sentences were...

2012-05-23 14:20:44

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole today presented Tim Erickson, special agent with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with the Attorney General's Special Commendation for his successful investigation of online sexual predators that led to six arrests and the rescue of eight children from physical and sexual abuse. Deputy Attorney General Cole recognized Erickson at the annual National Missing Children's Day commemoration...