Boston.com – Crime & Punishment: Calm down when crime’s up

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James Alan Fox says Boston shouldn’t get carried away by the recent spike in crime this January. Fluctuations in crime trends, he says in his latest Boston.com column, can be misleading.

Boston.com – Takeaways from the Sandy Hook Report

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Jamie Fox, our resident criminologist, outlines a few key takeaways from the recently released report on the Sandy Hook shootings.

Boston.com – Ghosts, Goblins and Violent Criminals

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Jamie Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, says Halloween mischief is a reality that is clearly reflected in crime statistics.

James Alan Fox: What the right and left get wrong about mass shootings

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Violent crime, including homicide, is on a fairly steady decline nationwide, yet many Americans believe mass shootings, like the one at the Washington Navy Yard, have become more frequent. Why is this? Over the past three decades, there has been an average of 20 mass shootings a year in the United States, each with at […]

Boston.com: James Alan Fox on Tsarnaev Punishment Poll

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What the Tsarnaev punishment poll means Posted by James Alan Fox, Crime and Punishment  September 16, 2013 11:00 AM As a long-standing opponent of capital punishment, I was certainly encouraged by a first glance at the front page of today’s Globe. The top-left headline was a pleasant surprise: “Most want life term for Tsarnaev. A […]

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