Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Human Trafficking Outline

My submission will attempt to use data (criminal justice records, other administrative records) to identify various factors contributing to the rise of human trafficking. Questions include: What ethnicity has the highest rate of victims? What parts of the country and … Continue reading

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Identifying Factors of Human Trafficking in Texas & Across the United States

Human trafficking is defined as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of someone, with the use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception etc. The current estimate of trafficking cases indicate over 1 million people internationally, with roughly 50,000 of … Continue reading

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Texas Redefines Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration is a notorious issue that plagues the US government at a continuous rate. There is little to no resolve regarding the incarcerated population throughout the United States. Texas, specifically, has a diverse population and large demographic scale, resulting … Continue reading

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Is Texas Crime Really That Bad

Written by: Courtney Shook Have you ever wondered just how much crime there is throughout Texas? What about how big of a role Houston crime plays in Texas overall crime rate? Between the years of 2010 and 2015, Texas counties … Continue reading

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Mass Incarceration in Texas Outline

My first two data visualizations will provide information regarding the counties of Texas and how they ascend in order of high to low based on incarceration rates within Texas counties. I will emphasize that Harris county is the highest rated … Continue reading

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Programs for the Incarcerated

Programs for the Incarcerated – for a better community for you. Prison system programs offered to inmates are designed to prepare offenders returning into their communities or homes, a smooth transition with a low to none rearrest rate. They prepare the inmates and provide opportunities to participate in improving their skills, develop better educational habits, […]

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Kidnapping in Texas

Every year, 800,000 missing children and approximately 2,000 children every day, are reported to local law enforcement agencies and the FBI. Abducting children is becoming more and more of an everyday thing for people of all ages. Children can be kidnapped anywhere and be gone in the blink of an eye. The number of inmates that […]

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