Criminal Justice News

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Criminology Webinar Recording Available

A recording of a December 2015 Smart Policing Initiative webinar on criminology is available to watch. "Criminology 102: Busted Myths in Criminology" was presented by Dr. Scott Decker, SPI subject matter expert and foundation professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. The past two decades of research have challenged many conventional assumptions about crime and criminal justice. These include "nothing works," that crime is going up, that simply providing more resources affects crime and that prevention doesn't work. These assumptions are largely based on old or public misconceptions about criminal justice. To watch the recording, go to

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