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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How to Reduce Crime Rate in America Deal with criminals differently 2.3 million people are incarcerated in the nations prisons and jails. The US leads the world in incarcerations. How can we fix this? Support Former Criminals Change the Media on Crime Other Crime Government Health Education Average Coverage Time on Major Networks (ABC, NBC) We focus on the wrong things. We give the criminals exactly what they want. Assist Returning Criminals to a Better Future Studies found that those whoearned over $10 an hour, for example, were half as likely to return to prisonas those whose hourly wages were less than $7. Popular Violent Video Games in the Media Increase Hostility. Attention! 65% of Criminals are not Learning their Lesson! We must alter the punishments put onto criminals. Make them more strict! Change Police Work: DNA testing can provide evidence to support the exoneration of as many as 15 percent of convicted sex offenders. Also, released prisoners who wereconnected to housing services were 60 percent less likelyto return to prison. Using surveillance cameras at public buildings is effective. Every dollar spent on cameras yielded over$4 in savings in court costs, incarceration, and pain and suffering associated with prevented crimes. Assistance to ex-criminals Rest of Lives Crime Free Give them a second chance! (Not modeled to scale, just a representation) Works Cited"Children and Video Games: Playing with Violence." American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 2014. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Jiang, Jenny. "California's Recidivism Rate Drops but Remains One of the Nations Highest." What the Folly. JSquared Media LLC, 3 Jan. 2012. Web. 11 Feb. 2015. <>.La Vigne, Nancy, and Shebani Rao. "Five Ways to Reduce Crime." Metro Trends. Urban Institute, 8 May 2013. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. "Reentry Trends in the US." Buearau of Justice Statistics. Buearau of Justice Statistics, Apr. 2015. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. "Video Game Violence Report." Gamewarp. MSNBC Interactive, 17 Dec. 2007. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Wright, Valerie. Deterrence in Criminal Justice. The Sentencing Project. The Sentencing Project, Nov. 2010. Web. 3 Feb. 2015. <>. Luke Schloeffel
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