Tag: crime

  • thumb1

    In Memphis, fugitives are turning themselves in at local churches as part of a two-year old Justice Department program called Fugitive Safe Surrender.

    October 5, 2007 | Comments

  • pat-nolan-featured-img

    A story about a former state legislator who believed the answer to crime was more and more prisons — until he got locked up himself. Now he’s leading a faith-based program for prisoner rehabilitation, and he says it works. More

    September 21, 2007 | Comments

  • lawndale-church-thumbnail-f

    In the 1970′s, Evangelical Pastor Wayne Gordon moved into a high-crime area of Chicago. Members of the community told him they wanted to start a church, so Gordon founded the Lawndale Community Church. More

    September 14, 2007 | Comments

  • georgia-sex-offender-law-featured-img

    In many states around the country there are new, tough laws aimed at sexual predators who have abused children. No one opposes the intent to protect children, but in Georgia its new sex offender law is under attack by civil rights and religious activists who say the law is so broad and so harsh it is unfair. More

    January 26, 2007 | Comments

  • Father Greg Boyle is giving former gang members a chance at a better future. More

    September 10, 2004 | Comments

  • 08-200

    The arsenal of technology being used to fight crime has grown dramatically. One of the most powerful weapons is DNA evidence, which law enforcement officials can use to solve crimes that are years old. As DNA testing becomes more widespread, serious ethical questions are being raised about how it's used, and whether it violates civil rights. Lucky Severson reports.

    May 28, 2004

  • forgiveness-featured-img

    One of the most difficult of all religious teachings is the importance of forgiving. Forgiveness is taught as something a person should do for God or for others. But, more and more, both religious and secular counselors are encouraging forgiveness … More

    May 18, 2001 | Comments

  • 08-2001

    Many moral questions are posed when adult justice is imposed on juveniles. Should a boy who has murdered someone be put into a prison with grown men? Advocates of mandatory sentencing caution that these kids must be taken off the street and kept off. Critics warn that a young person spending his formative years in an adult prison has much less of a chance of ever becoming a productive citizen.

    January 19, 2001 | Comments

  • louisiana-prison-hospice-featured-img

    Imagine the sadness of dying alone. To that dismal prospect, add the thought of dying alone in prison. Not long ago, one of the toughest prisons in the country created a hospice program to ensure that that doesn’t happen to its inmates. More

    March 17, 2000 | Comments

  • dorchester-temple-featured-img

    Dorchester Temple Baptist Church is home to what is perhaps best known and most successful church-based program in the country fighting violence among inner-city youths. Through Boston’s Ten-Point Coalition, religious leaders and police are working together to make the area safer for all. More

    November 19, 1999 | Comments

Page 2 of 212