Products: Reports and Publications

Product Image

Police agencies and researchers have devoted significant attention to understanding and improving homicide clearance rates, which often serve as an overall barometer of police performance. Using quantitative and qualitative data, this study examines the factors that contributed to a rapid decline in homicide clearances in the developing island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. A variety of explanations are explored, including characteristics of homicide incidents, the communities where they occur, and the agencies that process these cases.

...Read More
Product Image

Objectives. To examine the prevalence of gang involvement, the risk and protective factors associated with gang involvement, and the association between gang involvement and expo- sure to multiple risk and protective factors among school-aged youth in Trinidad and Tobago. Methods. A survey instrument was administered to 2 206 students enrolled in 22 high- risk, urban public schools, from March–June 2006. It measured 30 risk factors and 13 protec- tive factors within four domains: community, school, family, and peer-individual, plus levels of alcohol/drug use and delinquency.

...Read More
Product Image

Youth Perceptions of the Police in Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety 13 (1&2): 217-253.

...Read More
Product Image

If you ask people who do not live or work in Maryvale to describe the community, they are likely to say that it is crime- ridden and unsafe, with neighborhoods marred by graffiti and houses in disrepair. But what they don’t see, and what people who live and work in Maryvale experience every day, are the strengths and assets – in the people, programs and promising new initiatives – that give the community its distinct identity and define its future.

...Read More
Product Image

A Report on Sex Offenders and Sex Offender Housing in Phoenix, Arizona

Prior to developing and approving new ordinances that would further regulate sex- offender distance restrictions and clustering, the Phoenix City Council approved a study to examine the nature and impact of sex-offender clustering. Their overall goal was to use the study to fill in some important knowledge gaps about the issue of sex-offender residential clustering in order to inform the development of effective policy.

...Read More
Product Image

Report prepared in cooperation with the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. Fornango, Robert J. & Charles M. Katz (2009) Homicide in Arizona, 2004.

...Read More
Product Image

This final chapter of Policing Gangs in America summarizes and discusses the results from the study. In the first section of the chapter we discuss the five principle findings of our research and their implications for policy makers. In the second section, we present our final thoughts and make recommendations for what we believe a more effective gang unit might look like.

...Read More
Product Image

The Violence Prevention Academy (VPA) was designed to train school-based personnel to develop comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based violence prevention plans tailored to the specific needs of participating schools.

...Read More
Product Image

Five year report for the Center for Violence Prevention & Community Safety.

...Read More
Product Image

A first year process and impact evaluation of a local Weed and Seed Community site in Phoenix, Arizona.

...Read More