Criminal Justice

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Obama Talks About ‘The Wire’ With Creator David Simon

Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business – but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say.


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Criminal Justice Majors Have Exciting Career Prospects In Baltimore

Good communication skills, completing an internship and earning a Criminal Justice degree are just the start to creating a safer Baltimore.


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U.S. Marshal In Baltimore Credits Rewarding Career To Outstanding Educational Achievements

Criminal Investigator Deputy for the U.S. Marshals, Avon Jackson accredits his rewarding leadership career to an early determination to triumph in education.



Criminal Justice Education Helps Baltimore Executive Beat The Odds

Baltimore Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40,” CEO and Founder Shalita O’Neale of The Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center is a force to be reckoned with.


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Report: Most Youths Charged As Adults Are Black

Close to 85 percent of teens charged with adult crimes in the Baltimore region are black, according to a snapshot of recent data from local jails in the city and its surrounding counties.


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Mayor’s Top Adviser On Crime To Step Down In June

The top adviser on crime to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is resigning from her position next month.


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Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office Holds 5K Run/Walk For Crime Victims

From home break-ins to purse snatchings, some city crime victims don’t have the money to replace their lost property. More than a decade ago the City State’s Attorney’s Office decided to do something about that.


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Judge: Baltimore Gun Registry Unconstitutional

A Circuit Court judge has found Baltimore’s 4-year-old gun registry law to be unconstitutional in a nonbinding opinion.



Group Pushes To End Disparity In Cocaine Sentences

More than a dozen states should eliminate the disparities they maintain in sentencing people charged with crack and powder cocaine crimes, gaps that persist despite changes to federal law last year, a national group that advocates for criminal justice reform said Thursday.