In The News: Department of Criminal Justice

May 16, 2017

In a ranking of the best states to be in law enforcement, Illinois is near the top.

Monday is national Peace Officers Memorial Day. In honor of the occasion, financial site WalletHub has a ranking for the best states to wear the badge. Illinois ranked fourth overall, getting high marks for for how many officers are on the job and the nation’s highest average pay.

Las Vegas Sun
May 16, 2017

A giant step backward. A declaration of war. The worst legislation for women’s health in a generation.

These were among reactions to the May 4 passage of the American Health Care Act through the U.S. House of Representatives, from the American Civil Liberties Union, advocacy group UltraViolet and health care provider Planned Parenthood, which will lose all federal grants and reimbursements for a year if the bill were to clear the Senate.

May 12, 2017

Law enforcement is one of the least glamorous jobs, made even less so in recent years by high-profile scandals of police brutality, especially toward unarmed minorities. But to serve and protect remains a necessary, and often thankless, public service. It’s a calling that more than 900,000 Americans have answered, knowing full well the hazards associated with their occupation. In the past 10 years, for instance, more than 1,500 police officers, including 143 in 2016 alone, died in the line of duty. Tens of thousands more were assaulted and injured.

Wisonville Spokesman
February 22, 2017

The women's prison population has tripled in the past two decades because of sentencing reforms and a criminal justice system that is biased against women, according to a criminal justice reform researcher.

Independent Voter Network
January 24, 2017

Over the course of 25 years, women’s incarceration has increased drastically, and has reached a point where females are jailed at a rate of nearly 150 percent when compared to men. According to the ACLU, there are now more than 200,000 women behind bars and more than one million women on probation and parole–many of which have been caught up by the “war on drugs,” with heavy sentences for non-violent offenses.
September 22, 2016

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas will host a livestreamed forum next week on Nevada’s background check voter referendum.

July 13, 2016

On Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo., a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. Several witnesses described the shooting—which wasn’t captured on video—as unprovoked.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 11, 2016

Community leaders and police officers joined together in Las Vegas to promote a message of peace just hours after an ambush-style sniper attack left 5 Dallas officers dead Thursday night.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 11, 2016

The recent violence between the black community and police officers has raised questions about how often these kinds of incidents happen.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 2, 2016

Martin, a former sex buyer, admits he’s never been faithful in any relationship. So when the urge to cheat struck again after he got married and had kids, he thought the logical thing to do would be to pay for sex.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 31, 2016

About 72 percent of the juvenile victims of human trafficking in Nevada come from within the state, experts said Wednesday.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2016

About 72 percent of the juvenile victims of human trafficking in Nevada come from within the state, experts said Wednesday.