Juvenile crimes were in steady decline in Madison and Dane County for many years until 2017. Since then, we have seen spikes in crimes like property theft and overall youth detention rates. Why this uptick—and what are we doing about it? To give some context for these facts and figures and to discuss possible solutions, […]
At a news conference in April, after a particularly busy night of gunfire reports, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval told reporters that Madison needs to have a “come to Jesus moment” about the amount and nature of gun violence in the city. Koval argued that the Madison Police Department has too few patrol officers and […]
It’s widely agreed upon that crime rates in the U.S. have fallen drastically over the last quarter century. Not so agreed upon are the possible reasons for the trend. A new report from NYU Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice seeks to shed some light on the topic. Lauren-Brooke Eisen, one of the authors of the report, […]
On Tuesday September 17th, Noble Wray, retiring Madison Police Chief, joined our host Carousel Bayrd to look at not only his work as chief, but also how police work in Madison is affecting the community.
On April 1st, 2013, Mario Koran, from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, talked to WORT about how the state’s GPS tracking of offenders is falling short. After being released from prison many former inmates on parole wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle monitor. A tracking device, which for some, will be around their […]
On Monday, March 18th, Director Chris Thompson spoke with Brian Standing about his new movie, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, showing at the Wisconsin Film Festival in April.