Researchers and legislators grapple with how to appropriate funds across their respective state even as federal and state funding decrease in today’s economic tumult. Fortunately, Crime State Rankings 2010 compares the 50 states and Washington, DC, in more than 500 crime-related categories.
The formula and methodology are discussed in a narrative chapter allowing researchers to cite statistics with context. Crime State Rankings 2010 includes data on:
- Drug and alcohol treatment
- Juvenile justice
- Law enforcement expenditures
- Crime clearances
- And much more
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About the Author
Kathleen O’Leary Morgan holds a master’s degree in public administration and has served in a number of media and legislative liaison positions with the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she was also deputy director of congressional affairs.
Scott Morgan is an attorney who served as chief counsel to Senator Bob Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign.
Rachel Boba Santos is a professor at Radford University in the Department of Criminal Justice. She works with police departments and crime analysts. She conducts experimental and applied research on place-based and offender-based police crime reduction strategies, stratified policing, crime analysis, community engagement, and police use of force.