technology and crime

How Technology Helped Solve Crime: Locking a car thief in a car, Saving a woman from a rapist, solving a murder, and solving a hit-and-run

17 Jan , 2021  

Technology doesn’t always protect citizens. In 2019, Apple pulled an App that allowed demonstrators to monitor the Hong Kong Police. Law enforcement can obtain Ring doorbell video without a warrant. While Amazon is doing that to help stop crime, there are real privacy issues should the government ever abuse that process.…

Media Bias

CBS’ SWAT has an AR-15 used as a sniper rifle and a machine gun, large capacity magazine

16 Jan , 2021   Video

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people. This episode of CBS’s SWAT has an AR-15 used as both a sniper rifle to shoot fire fighters and a machine gun when shooting police officers (S4 E7 Jan 13, 2021).…

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Featured, Gun Free Zones

UPDATED: 23 State Capitols Officially Allow Some Form Of Legal Firearm Carry. Soon that will be 24 states. At Least 4 Others Allow In Practice.

15 Jan , 2021  

CPRC has found that 23 State Capitols officially allow visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above to carry guns legally. The New Hampshire state House is the most recent place to allow carrying permitted concealed handguns into legislative buildings. By a 66-to-31 party-line vote, Montana’s state House just passed in January a bill that will allow people to carry in the state Capitol, and passage in the Republican Senate seems assured before the end of the month.…

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op-ed

At Townhall: Tennessee Prison System Accused of Putting Prisoner Rights Groups Before Victims

14 Jan , 2021  

Nikki Goeser, the CPRC’s Executive Director, has a new piece up at Townhall.

Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) doesn’t seem to think it’s a criminal offense that a murderer harasses a victim of their crime from their prison system. Despite a Federal judge ruling that there is sufficient evidence for the murderer to face stalking charges, the prison system announced on Tuesday that they are still not willing to seriously review this case. 

Constitutional Carry

New Governors in Montana and Utah promise to sign permit less carry bills

13 Jan , 2021  

It looks very likely that there will be 18 Constitutional Carry states very soon. The new Montana and Utah Governors have promised to sign Constitutional Carry (in Montana “permitless carry”) and the Republican legislative majorities in both states look set to pass it. The Montana bill (HB 102) would also eliminate many gun-free zones in the state, such as college campuses.…

Media Coverage, Stand Your Ground

Ohio governor reverses veto threat, relies on CPRC research in decision to sign state’s new Stand Your Ground Law

11 Jan , 2021  

Many were surprised that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the state’s new Stand Your Ground Law. In December, headlines in Ohio indicated: “DeWine Hints He Will Veto ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill.” The decision made Ohio the 34th state to have such a provision. Recently it has come to light that the CPRC played a role in the governor’s decision.…

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gun control

At Townhall: Get Ready for the Biden Gun Grab

10 Jan , 2021  

Andrew Pollack has a new piece at Townhall.

Democrats now have single-party control of the federal government. President Joe Biden styled himself as the most moderate candidate his party had to offer. And still, during the campaign he promised to put Beto O’Rourke – the man who blurted out “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15s” in charge of his administration’s gun policies.