Jeff Greenfield speaks with Adam Gelb, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on correction policies, about Texas’s policy of keeping fewer convicts in prison.
When it comes to the lack of political talk about crime, no news is good news, says anchor Jeff Greenfield.
One of the poorest, most violent cities in our nation recently lost half of its police force. Need to Know goes to Camden, N. J., to see first hand the challenges on the ground and explore possible solutions for the city.
The debate over the shootings in Arizona has turned to the accused gunman’s mental state. But is there a connection between violence and mental illness? Some psychiatrists say no.
Need to Know talks with Harold Pollack, co-director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab. to examine the causes of youth violence in Chicago and evaluate possible solutions.
Need to Know traveled to some of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods to understand what causes violence there. In this video, a former gang member teaches Chicago youth to get their aggression out in the ring, not in the streets.
In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup in Rio, Brazil has begun an aggressive program to reduce crime in Rio’s favelas. Officials call it “pacification,” a full-scale military operation to run out the drug dealers and bring in more police, while other call it a superficial solution.
Ronnie Lee Gardner became the first man in 14 years to be executed by firing squad early Friday morning, ending a 25-year saga that in its final days stoked a national debate over the death penalty.