And finally, there's the possibility that rehabilitation in prison will allow those released to better integrate into society afterward. Of course, the researchers acknowledge, time in prison could also enhance future violent behavior, from exacerbating mental health problems to disconnecting people from their communities to immersing them in a violent environment.
The authors tracked arrests and convictions at one, three, and five years after both sentencing and after those who were sentenced to prison were released. There was a pretty substantial difference between the two. If you simply include the post-sentencing periods, being sentenced to prison lowered the risk of participating in violent crime. And the impact was noticeable: "For example, at five years since sentencing, a prison sentence reduced the probability of arrest for a violent crime by 8.
If you shifted to examining post-release time among those sentenced to prison, however, then things were a bit more complicated. In raw terms, people sentenced to prison were more likely to be arrested for and convicted of additional crimes. But once additional factors were controlled for—like eliminating parole violations that people who weren't in prison couldn't commit—this difference vanished. There was no statistically significant effect of imprisonment, suggesting that it did little to deter people from further criminal activity.
Separating out whether the original sentence had been for violent or non-violent crimes made no difference. Among major metropolitan areas across Massachusetts, violent crime generally either increased slightly — by 0. The notable major exception in the Bay State was Pittsfield, where the violent crime rate rose from incidents per , in — below the national rate at the time — to per , in , well above the national rate.
The Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn explained that the opioid epidemic has been partially responsible for the increase in reported crime, both violent and non-violent. Breaking from the broader trend, Kalamazoo-Portage reported a A school teacher was murdered and her son, who was about 25 or 26 years old was the main suspect and was eventually arrested and charged with the crime. However, the city police botched the evidence and the crime scene and the state was unable to get a conviction.
Now people deal with this guy on a regular basis and believe he's a murderer, but there's nothing the state can do. There was the so called Puponga Pony Poker, in these parts many years ago. I won't go into details, but it was the real deal, conviction and all. I actually shook the guys hand once.
Some one said to me " it's him, the PPP". They should have branded him on the face, so I could have known beforehand. Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Additional giveaways are planned. Detailed information about all U. Posting Quick Reply - Please Wait. Search this Thread Advanced Search. Similar Threads The most Infamous U.
Blair Adams. If you ever watched Unsolved Mysteries in the s, you may be familiar with the unsolved murder of Blair Adams. On July 11, , Blair was found dead in a hotel parking lot in Knoxville, Tennessee.
It was an odd mix of currencies; bills from his native Canada, American dollars, and German Deutschmarks.
Before his death, Blair seemed like a man on the verge of a meltdown. He was paranoid, telling people close to him that someone wanted him dead. He had mood swings similar to typical bipolar disorder. He withdrew the money from his bank on July 5 and added expensive jewelry to the mix. He then attempted to cross into America but was halted—that much cash spelled drug mule to border patrol. Instead, Blair made another run at a border crossing and succeeded in crossing into Seattle.
Blair made another weird move and flew to DC, where he rented a car and made his way to Knoxville. Witnesses said he seemed unnerved, like a man in crisis—psychological, real, who knows? We know that Blair was murdered sometime around 3 a. Something heavy enough to kill. Even though police found hair from someone else in his hand and managed to mine it for DNA, there was never a match. We just have a man far from home, dead in the night, all the answers went with him. The Snapchat Murders.
Yet over a year after the double homicide in Delphi, Indiana, the case remains unsolved. The girls were on the Delphi Historic Trails, doing what 8 th graders do, snapping pics, posting them on social media. At some point, they must have noticed a heavyset man nearby. Libby had the presence of mind to take his photo. His head was bent, he was wearing a cap, walking with his hands in his pockets. Police have released very little about the investigation.
The Monster of Florence. From the late s through or so, someone murdered at least 14 people in and around the Florence, Italy. The case is famous, in part due to its resemblance to the Zodiac murders in Northern California in Human rights organizations yell about human rights violations committed by states indiscriminately, but there is no such thing as a human rights activist organization, at least within the U.
Only crimes by the state count. Social justice warriors yell about "justice" and the pope denounces war, but their silence on crime is deafening.Aug 17, · The most infamous crime around here was committed by Henry Lee Lucas. Lucas claimed to have killed people although he was only ever charged with killing In December of , Lucas drifted through our small nearby town and fatally stabbed an elderly woman as she returned home from church. I was not living here at that time.