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  Adam Gelb on prison reform in Texas

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.

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  Jeff Greenfield: Crime disappears as a political issue

When it comes to the lack of political talk about crime, no news is good news, says anchor Jeff Greenfield.

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Camden, an impoverished city, struggles to survive budget cuts

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.

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Jared Loughner may be mentally ill. But does that matter?

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.

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In Baltimore, victims meet face-to-face with their offenders

An innovative program in Baltimore, a city with one of the worst crime rates in the country, puts youth offenders and their victims in the same room.

  Harold Pollack on youth violence

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.

  Boxing out negativity

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.

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  Pacifying Rio

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.

Utah inmate executed by firing squad after 25 years on death row

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.

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