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    The Boston Globe | Opinion | October 21, 2009
    Policing Our Cyberstreets
    By Bruce Reed and Marc Dunkelman
    The information age has equipped the nation to tackle longstanding problems with new technologies. But with those additional tools comes a new set of risks. And unless we develop an approach that aligns accountability in the world of cybersecurity with the means to protect the nation, we leave ourselves unnecessarily exposed.

    PPI | Policy Report | July 23, 2008
    Stop Revolving-Door Justice
    By Jason Newman
    Faced with overcrowded prisons and the highest incarceration rate in U.S. history, officials are struggling to cope with the rising number of prisoners released back into society -- too often to commit new crimes. More and more Americans are being caught in the cycle of this 'revolving-door justice.' In this paper, Jason Newman, the DLC's state and local policy director, tackles this problem at its source and promotes a systemic change in the correctional system.

    DLC | New Dem Of The Week | June 18, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Lisa Madigan
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has been dedicated to helping the citizens of Illinois deal with the housing crisis, and she has been recognized by community groups for her work.

    DLC | New Dem Of The Week | May 14, 2008
    New Dem of the Week: Richard Blumenthal and Roy Cooper
    Last week, Attorneys General Richard Blumenthal (CT) and Roy Cooper (NC) finalized an agreement with Facebook to implement new safety and privacy rules on the popular website.

    DLC | New Dem Dispatch | June 8, 2007
    Crime Up, COPS Down
    It's certainly no time to deny police departments the help they need to turn around the upsurge in violent crime. And we encourage presidential candidates in both parties to make this a serious issue in 2008.

    PPI | Testimony | May 20, 2003
    Can the Use of Factual Data Analysis Strengthen National Security?
    By John D. Cohen
    Testimony before the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2003
    CompStat, Version 2.0
    By David Billings
    A Florida sheriff is using high-tech accountability to dramatically lower crime rates.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 25, 2002
    A Conversation with Martha Coakley on Prosecuting Crime
    As the district attorney of Middlesex County, Mass., Martha Coakley represents one quarter of the state's population, including the Boston metropolitan area. Her district's 54 cities and towns all have their own laws and police departments, and working with them all requires a progressive approach. With a reputation as a tough prosecutor, Coakley relies on both prevention and punishment -- with solid results. She talked to Blueprint about her crime-fighting techniques.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 25, 2002
    Blueprint Profile: Eddie Perez
    Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez hopes to build a fully trained, volunteer-based citizen patrol to walk the streets of Hartford, reminding people about the dangers of gun violence and other crimes.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 25, 2002
    Stop the Revolving Door
    By Mark A.R. Kleiman
    Accountability for results helped police reduce crime. It's time to try it in corrections as well.

    PPI | Policy Report | May 23, 2002
    Prison Labor: It's More than Breaking Rocks
    By Robert D. Atkinson
    There is a lot that can and should be done to ensure that workers and businesses benefit in the New Economy. Opposing prison labor is not one of them. In fact, limiting prison labor would lower economic growth, while reducing the effectiveness of prisons to move prisoners to productive and law-abiding lives when they are released.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 25, 2002
    A conversation with Rocky Delgadillo on Community Prosecution
    The Los Angeles City Attorney takes questions from Blueprint magazine.

    PPI | Briefing | January 18, 2002
    The State and Local Role in Domestic Defense
    By John D. Cohen and John A. Hurson
    The best preparation for future acts of terror can be found in the same techniques and technologies that can be used to better protect our neighborhoods from drug traffickers, robbers, and burglars, and to keep our communities healthier.

    DLC | New Dem Daily | July 20, 2001
    Idea of the Week: Court Leave for Crime Victims
    Under the leadership of State Attorney General Janet Napolitano, Arizona has helped further the progress of the Victims' Rights movement by creating a legal right for crime victims to get (unpaid) time off from work to attend court proceedings involving the crime committed against them.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 7, 2001
    The Carrot & The Stick
    By Eric B. Schnurer and Charles R. Lyons
    Why mandatory drug treatment for prisoners and parolees can be a major crime-fighting strategy.

    DLC | The New Democrat | December 20, 2000
    "A Child Without a Dream Is a Child Without a Chance"
    Wintley Phipps, a two-time Grammy Award-nominated gospel singer, is the founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, a nonprofit group that provides children of current and former prisoners with values-centered mentoring, academic tutoring, and exposure to computers and the Internet to help them gain a toehold in the New Economy.

    DLC | The New Democrat | December 20, 2000
    Keeping Crime Victims in the Information Loop
    Under the leadership of Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland is moving towards a systematic link between victims' rights and supervision of criminals through a 24-7 service that keeps victims informed of the status and location of their tormentors, before and after they do time.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 1, 2000
    Catching Criminals in the DNA Web
    By Rutt Bridges
    We need to vastly expand the genetic database of violent offenders.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 1, 2000
    Fighting Crime and Corruption in New Orleans
    By Peter Ross Range
    Once known as Murder City, U.S.A., New Orleans has adopted modern police techniques to slash crime and boost its image.

    DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 1, 2000
    Keeping Crime on the Run
    By John J. DiIulio Jr.
    We need a new set of public-private initiatives to deal with a record juvenile population and the unintended consequences of today's anti-crime policies.

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