SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, cyber threats, face recognition

Public safety investment, shootings and guns on campus, gun crimes, geography of crime, cyber threats to small businesses, face recognition technology, high-tech crime-fighting plans, Civilian Complaint Review Board to receive access to body cam footage, public records in the criminal justice system, mandatory supervised release, and more...


Hochul details crime data, highlights need for public safety investment in budget (The Record)

Updated: Sheriff Jenkins, firearms business owner indicted on gun charges (The Frederick News-Post)


With more shootings and guns on campus, schools walk a fine line in response (Chalkbeat)

The Largest Source of Stolen Guns? Parked Cars. (NYTimes)

Safewise ‘could not rank safest cities in Florida’ for 2023 due to incomplete reports sent to FBI (WOKV)

ATF releases first report on U.S. gun crime in 20 years (WKRN) see also: AG's office releases annual Rhode Island gun crime report. Here's what it says. (The Providence Journal)

The geography of crime in four U.S. cities: Perceptions and reality (Brookings Institution)


Cyber threats to small businesses prompt pleas to report attacks (Axios)

Regulating police use of face recognition technology - resources for legislators (Policing Project)

Inside Richmond's new high-tech crime-fighting plan (Richmond Times Dispatch)

Local counties hope new bullet analysis program will help solve more gun crimes (Fox 29 Philadelphia)


NYC Council considers giving Civilian Complaint Review Board full access to NYPD bodycam videos (CBS New York)


Public Records Aren't Public: Systemic Barriers to Measuring Court Functioning & Equity (Northwestern Law)

Examining The Impact and Reasons for Technical Violations of Mandatory Supervised Release on Prison Admissions in Illinois (Loyola Chicago Center for Criminal Justice)

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