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Vol. XXX, No. 626 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY November 2004

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
Rough treatment: Study eyes recidivism & drug treatment links in California.
Strapped for cash: Defeat of budget measures has some agencies scrambling.
Getting the dirt: Porn found at crime scenes to get a closer look.
Shut out: Illinois SP academy suspends training for local agencies.
Ho-hum: New Orleans residents donít seem to care where cops live.
Ready to go: Jacksonville to roll out civilian community service squad.
People & Places: Counting the days; five-year plan; twice is nice; bass instincts; hear, hear; Noble efforts; no to Apple source.
Having their say: Voters decide on criminal justice-related measures.
LEN interview: Michael Scott of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing.
Uncharted waters: States take new tacks against sex offenders.
At a stand-still: Rookies face months of fixed-post training.
Forum: Giving new life to community watch efforts.
Offline: DEA yanks guidelines on MD-prescribed narcotics.

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Giving new life to community watch efforts

     The Associated Press reported this month that Camden, N.J., is the nationís most dangerous city, according to an annual report by Morgan Quitno Corporation. Murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft placed Camden ahead of Detroit, long-time holder of the dubious distinction.

     Camden hasnít always had such a reputation. It was once a booming industrial town. The Campbellís Soup company, RCA radio factories and shipbuilders provided jobs and security for its inhabitants. When the factories closed and residents moved to the suburbs after World War II, crime and economic hardship set in. ...