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As part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Smart Policing Initiative, the Glendale Police Department and the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University found that convenience stores -- particularly Circle K’s -- disproportionately contributed to crime and disorder in the city of Glendale. The Center reached out to other law enforcement agencies in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and in June 2011, they authored a report based on 2010 data from four cities: Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe. The 2010 report revealed that, when compared to other convenience stores Circle K’s, were disproportionately responsible for crime ...

Contributors
Katz, Charles M., White, Michael D., Marvastian, Shirin, et al.
Created Date
2012-10

Over the past several years, Arizona policymakers have debated a number of immigration-related crime control policies. These discussions have ranged from arguments over the wisdom of granting local law enforcement agencies the authority to arrest and prosecute illegal aliens, to enacting legislation that sanctions employers for hiring illegal aliens. The perception that illegal aliens are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime and violence in the state is at the root of many of these policy discussions. This report examines the connection between illegal aliens and crime in Maricopa County, Arizona, using data from the Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network.

Contributors
Katz, Charles M., Arizona State University. Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, Arizona State University. College of Human Services, et al.
Created Date
2008-03

This special topic report examines the prevalence and characteristics of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems among adult arrestees in Maricopa County. The findings suggest that more than 28 percent of adult arrestees in Maricopa County are at risk for a co-occurring disorder, and they face significantly greater difficulties across a number of critical factors, including incarceration, homelessness, and victimization. Understanding the prevalence and particular characteristics of the dual-diagnosed arrestee population in Maricopa County is an important part of assessing demands on behavioral health and substance use treatment resources. Additionally, examining some of the current defining characteristics of this ...

Contributors
Choate, David E., Shafer, Michael S., Katz, Charles M., et al.
Created Date
2008-09

This special topic report examines the prevalence and characteristics of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems among juvenile detainees in Maricopa County. The findings come from the Co-occurring Disorder Addendum used during 2007. The findings reveal that almost 30 percent of juvenile detainees were at risk for a co-occurring disorder, and face significantly greater difficulties across a number of critical factors, including incarceration, homelessness, and victimization.

Contributors
Choate, David E., Shafer, Michael S., Katz, Charles M., et al.
Created Date
2009-02

The general goal of this report was to collect data on citizens’ needs for information about neighborhood crime patterns and trends, terrorism, and public emergency planning and response in the western region of the Phoenix metropolitan area. There was particular interest in obtaining citizen feedback on data-sharing questions related to terrorism prevention.

Contributors
Schnebly, Stephen M., Ballance, Steven, Katz, Charles M., et al.
Created Date
2006-06

In 2006, the Bureau of Justice Statistics awarded a State Justice Statistics grant to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission’s Statistical Analysis Center to conduct research on homicide in Arizona. The Center, with assistance from local law enforcement officials, and researchers from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, collected homicide data from the following sources: Supplemental Homicide Reports, law enforcement homicide case files, and autopsy reports. The purpose of this report is to provide a general description of the scope and nature of the homicide problem in Arizona. Specifically, this report examines the general characteristics of ...

Contributors
Fornango, Robert J., Katz, Charles M., Arizona State University. Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, et al.
Created Date
2009-12

If you ask people who do not live or work in Maryvale to describe the community, they are likely to say that it is crime-ridden and unsafe, with neighborhoods marred by graffiti and houses in disrepair. But what they don’t see, and what people who live and work in Maryvale experience every day, are the strengths and assets – in the people, programs and promising new initiatives – that give the community its distinct identity and define its future.

Contributors
Wiletsky, Lynn A., Choate, David E., Katz, Charles M., et al.
Created Date
2007-12

The purpose of this report is to provide a proof of concept for a different, alternative method for evaluating police agencies. Our method is couched in a comparative approach, which will allow agencies to compare their performance to other police agencies. This report assesses police performance through the perceptions and experiences of recently booked arrestees. By comparing the perceptions and experiences of recently booked arrestees from different jurisdictions we can begin to contextualize results and observe differences that might serve as an early warning of a problem or serve as an indicator of success.

Contributors
Katz, Charles M., Fox, Andrew M., Arizona Arrestee Reporting Information Network, et al.
Created Date
2012-09

Over the past year anecdotal evidence from media reports has suggested disproportionate levels of crime and violence occurring at Circle K stores in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Criminal events depicted by the media often took the form of individuals engaging in some type of minor criminal activity at a Circle K, and the events spiraling out of control. As a consequence of these observations, and subsequent federally sponsored research examining problem places in Glendale, Arizona, faculty and staff from the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University reached out to several valley police departments and requested ...

Contributors
Katz, Charles M., Arizona State University. Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety
Created Date
2011-06

This report assesses the needs of the West Valley Information Sharing Enterprise, a group of 10 law enforcement agencies within Maricopa County, that is attempting to build an infrastructure for sharing information and data.

Contributors
Katz, Charles M., Ballance, Steven, Choate, David E., et al.
Created Date
2006-03