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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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The purpose of this study was to conduct an evaluation of the Orchard Glen Weed and Seed Community using qualitative and quantitative data to conduct process and impact evaluations. The process evaluation relied on official documents detailing site activities.

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The purpose of the study was to conduct an evaluation of the Kino Weed and Seed Coalition using qualitative and quantitative data to conduct process and impact evaluations.

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The purpose of this project was to examine detention data from 2000-2005. The goals were to present a comprehensive description of cases subject to detention over the past 6 years and to identify significant predictors of detention length of stay.

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The general goal of this project is to collect data on West Valley citizens' needs for information about neighborhood crime patterns and trends, terrorism, and public emergency planning and response. There was particular interest in obtaining citizen feedback on data-sharing questions related to terrorism prevention.

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