Law Enforcement News

Vol. XXXI, No. 634 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY July 2005

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
Boston post-mortem: Less-than-lethal doesn’t mean non-lethal. Page 1.
The heat is on: New problem with fiery Crown Vics. Page 1.
Mixed message: Officers reinstated in stat fix. Page 4.
Matrix resurrected? Seeking a successor to anticrime database. Page 4.
Home, sweet home: St. Louis officers win easing of residency rules. Page 5.
Kid gloves: Changes urged in LAPD discipline. Page 5.
Color-coding: Does Oklahoma criminal justice have it in for blacks? Page 5.
People & Places: Ready for a closeup; on to academia; seeking stability; money talks, chief walks; second time’s the charm; back to the front; best & brightest. Pages 6, 7.
Time Capsules: 25 years ago in LEN. Page 7.
Where they don’t belong: Illegal immigrants face trespass charges. Page 8.
Tragedy’s legacy. Tacoma pushes family justice project. Page 10.
Short Takes: Easy-to-digest news capsules. Page 11.
New dimensions: Crime databases expand in Baltimore, NYC. Page 11.
Criminal Justice Library: Governing by network; psychology & the law. Page 12.
Forum: Summer variations in crime. Page 13.
Dogs & decrees: PERF eyes use of force. Page 14.

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Summertime, and the pickings are easy

     Summertime is crime time on the Upper East Side of New York — at least when it comes to residential burglaries, motorcycle theft and grand larcenies outdoors.

     “There is seasonal variation in crime,” said Robert McCrie, a professor of security management in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. “There is more serious crime in the summer time than in the other seasons.” ...