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06 Reducing Murder Study

06 Reducing Murder Study

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ReducingMurder:
A CommunityResponse
 AReport to theCitizens of Jacksonville
StudySummer 2006
 
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REDUCING MURDER:A COMMUNITY RESPONSE
A STRATEGY REPORT TO THE CITIZENS OFJACKSONVILLEPrepared by the Jacksonville Community Council Inc.(JCCI)July 2006
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
A STRATEGY FOR REDUCING MURDER..................................................................................3
 Introduction................................................................................................................................. 3Important Themes....................................................................................................................... 3Recommendations....................................................................................................................... 4Immediate ............................................................................................................................... 5Long-term ............................................................................................................................... 6Implementation: Next Steps........................................................................................................ 8
FINDINGS.....................................................................................................................................9
 Introduction................................................................................................................................. 9Definitions................................................................................................................................... 9Violence and Murder Trends.................................................................................................... 11Crime Data............................................................................................................................ 11Trends ................................................................................................................................... 12A Profile of Murder in Jacksonville...................................................................................... 14Risk Factors for Violence and Murder...................................................................................... 18Neighborhood Risk Factors.................................................................................................. 18Family Risk Factors.............................................................................................................. 19Individual Risk Factors......................................................................................................... 19Risk Factors in Jacksonville.................................................................................................. 19Underlying Problems to Address.............................................................................................. 20Racism................................................................................................................................... 20Alienation and Mistrust......................................................................................................... 20Lack of Economic Security................................................................................................... 20Chronic Stress....................................................................................................................... 20Lack of Positive Male Role Models...................................................................................... 20Culture of Violence............................................................................................................... 20Hopelessness......................................................................................................................... 21Resource Allocation.............................................................................................................. 21Felony Sentencing................................................................................................................. 21Compounding Factors............................................................................................................... 21Illegal Drugs.......................................................................................................................... 22Domestic Violence................................................................................................................ 25Child Abuse and Neglect...................................................................................................... 27Guns...................................................................................................................................... 28What’s Being Done in Jacksonville.......................................................................................... 29Efforts to Strengthen and Support Families and Children.................................................... 30Efforts to Strengthen Neighborhoods................................................................................... 37Faith-based Efforts................................................................................................................ 42Transitional Services for Ex-Offenders................................................................................ 43What Works? What Doesn’t? .................................................................................................. 44National Research................................................................................................................. 44Promising Practices from Other Communities..................................................................... 45What Works and Doesn’t Work in Jacksonville?................................................................. 47
Resource Speakers....................................................................................................................48
 
References..................................................................................................................................49
 
Committee Members...................................................................................................................51
 
About JCCI..................................................................................................................................53
 

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