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Los Angeles Times

Attacks on Jews show a troubling increase Although overall anti-Semitic incidents declined 19% nationwide from 2012 to 2013, there were 31 assaults on Jews last year compared to 17 in 2012. By Alana Semuels April 2, 2014 NEW YORK —  … Legislators in a number of states, including New York and New Jersey, quickly introduced bills…Read More »

Wisconsin Public Radio

  A Look At The “Knockout Game” And Media Responsibility November 26, 2013 – 7:00 a.m. (CST) A growing number of stories involving teens punching random people, knocking them unconscious, are being reported across the country.  Joy Cardin’s guest criminologist discusses the “Knockout Game,” why he says the media is reacting “hysterically” to the matter, and what…Read More »

New York Times

Police Unsure if Random Attacks Are Rising Threat or Urban Myth by Cara Buckley, Staff writer November 22, 2013 Fear swept through Borough Park, Brooklyn, as soon as the news got out: A young man was randomly assaulted by strangers early Friday morning, and the attack was possibly part of the so-called Knockout Game. … Jeffrey…Read More »

Christian Science Monitor

Brooklyn attack arrest: Is ‘knockout game’ a hate crime? by Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer November 23, 2013 Hate crime charges against a black Brooklyn man for assaulting a white man could raise the stakes over what to do about the so-called “knockout game,” where primarily young black men surprise white victims with a rain of…Read More »

CBS This Morning

Deadly “knockout game”: What is it and Why Teens are Playing it November 21, 2013. … A violent stunt is growing in popularity among teenagers. The so-called “knockout game” involves assaulting people without warning, and it is claiming lives. [ read the transcript ]      [ watch the segment ]

Washington Post

District police investigating random attacks similar to ‘knockout game’ By Peter Hermann and Victoria St. Martin Thursday, November 21, 2013 … News media reports show other fatal incidents dating to at least 1992, when a young man was killed in Massachusetts. While the name appears to have stuck through the years, authorities think the crime…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Interpreting the Juvenile Incarceration Drop by Jeffrey A. Butts, March 20, 2013 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange On March 17, Nate Balis and Tom Woods from the Annie E. Casey Foundation responded to my JJIE opinion column from March 7 in which I cautioned that it was too soon to claim intentional reform as the cause…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Are We Too Quick to Claim Credit for Falling Juvenile Incarceration Rates? by Jeffrey A. Butts, March 7, 2013 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange The youth justice field is in a celebratory mood. Last month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Justice Policy Institute released major reports on the declining rate of juvenile incarceration in…Read More »

Youth Today

DC Reforms Offer Some Kids New Beginning New center models holistic, age-appropriate, therapeutic approaches February 21, 2013 by Kaukab Jhumra Smith, Youth Today … Reducing capacity at secure residential facilities frees up scarce resources for developing quality wrap-around services within the community, said Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay…Read More »

Juvenile Justice Update

In the October/November 2012 issue of Juvenile Justice Update, Marion Mattingly interviewed Jeffrey Butts about juvenile justice policy, practice, research, and the status of innovation across the country. The entire interview is available by permission of the publisher, Civic Research Institute.

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