USA Today – Violent crime rises for second consecutive year


James Alan Fox, Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, comments on U.S. violent crime statistics released this week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

USA Today – Mentally ill doesn’t mean murderer: Column

James Alan Fox

A new Gallup poll taken after last week’s tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard reveals that Americans fault the mental health system for mass shootings, even more than inadequate gun laws. Apparently, according to Joe Public, guns don’t kill, psychotic people do.

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