Crime Prevention

This image, drawn by George Cruikshank in 1828, satirizes the treatment of child offenders in early 19th century England. Image credit: Rights information: Public Domain

Stopping Kids From Re-Committing Crimes: A Lesson From Victorian England

(Inside Science) — From the mid-19th through early 20th centuries, children arrested for crimes in Victorian and Edwardian England were much less likely to wind up back in jail than youthful offenders are now, a team of English sociologists have reported. They credit, among other things, a penal system that provided young offenders with job training.


San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Inmates Give $36K To Bay Area Crime Victims’ Groups

Inmates at San Quentin State Prison Tuesday were giving away $36,000 they have earned to five Bay Area crime victims’ service groups, a prison spokesman said.


Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

Oakland Preparing To Launch ‘Operation Ceasefire’ Anti-Crime Program

Operation Ceasefire has been credited with helping to significantly reduce crime in New York and other cities since it was implemented.


Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Lee Ditches ‘Stop And Frisk’ Proposal

San Francisco’s mayor has abandoned a police stop and frisk proposal designed to get weapons off the streets.


Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Mulls Stop-And-Frisk Policy To Reduce Crime

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said he’s considering implementation of the stop-and-frisk policy used in New York and Philadelphia to reduce crime.


Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting just outside of Lot L at Candlestick Park, where the San Francisco 49ers had just finished playing the Oakland Raiders. (AP Photo)

Security Tightened For 49ers Games At Candlestick Park

San Francisco 49ers security will ask tailgaters to leave the parking lot at Candlestick Park after kickoff under new security measures introduced by the team after fan violence marred a pre-season game with the Oakland Raiders.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/27/2011

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

California AG Harris Offers Special Agents To Fight Oakland Crime

Kamala Harris has sent special agents to Oakland in an effort to stop violence in the streets.