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Violent Crime / Fox Interview / Teen Crime #854868

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The recent surge in violent crime reviewed; video shown of various crimes; details given about the report from the Police Executive Research Forum; various crime statistics cited. [MAN - outlines the factors causing crime.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox† about the crime surge; inset crime video shown. [FOX - analyzes the small numbers being considered, the cuts in youth and crime control programs, the role of the young and the ruthless who will pull the trigger over trivial matters; points out you don't solve the crime problem, you only control it; agrees crystal meth is an issue across the country and we are not really dealing with it; comments on "the culture of violence" that has desensitized us.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Rick Sanchez) Kids and crime examined by looking at the case of Ohio teenager Andrew Riley†, who is charged with 128 felonies; scenes shown from videos of three girls beating another and of two teens beating up a homeless man; details given of the reasons for the surge in violent teen crime. [Police Executive Research Forum Chuck WEXLER†- talks about juvenile crime.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on crime in America in 2005 outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Sanchez, Rick

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