Many parents fear waking up in the middle of the night to hear the telephone ringing, and fear can turn to panic if they are answered by a police officer or a jail recording on the other end. Thousands of parents receive calls like this every year, and oftentimes they are left with a bunch […]
Despite a minor increase from last year, violent crime in Minneapolis in 2012 was at its second-lowest rate since 1983, according to the annual crime statistics report. The record low was set in 2011, and police credit an increased focus on youth education and a continued effort to remove handguns from the street as main […]
The city of St. Paul has taken a step towards cracking down on high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 children and adults.
Laurence Steinberg, who teaches psychology at Temple University, recently gave a lecture at the University of Minnesota on brain development and its impact on adolescent behavior. His lecture, titled “Should the Science of Adolescent Brain Development Inform Legal Policy?” focused on the factors that influence adolescents in their decision making. Steinberg compared an adolescent brain […]
Minnesota’s Violent Crime Coordinating Council (VCCC) has adopted a new set of gang criteria with the intention of keeping the public safe by reducing violent crimes across the state. The VCCC, which is comprised of citizens and local law enforcement officials, has implemented a new nine-point set of gang criteria which outlines the ways law […]