Peter Scharf

Chris Miller
August 13, 2019 - 11:24 am
In just the last several months the three women above were all reported missing from New Orleans. They, like many others reported missing, were never really missing. They just had not been in contact with the people who made the reports. Tamara Gibson (left) was reported missing in New Orleans...
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David Blake
August 05, 2019 - 4:29 pm
What can the government and society in general do about mass killings? There are certainly no easy answers and even the top experts are struggling for ideas. LSU Criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf says often, people will blame mental illness or a lack of treatment in the U.S. He asks what if there was...
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David Blake
June 13, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Hard work continues by members of the Mayor LaToya Cantrell's gun violence task force, as they search for solutions to murders in New Orleans. Are thousands of residents causing the shootings and killings or is it a much smaller group responsible? Criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf with LSU Health New...
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David Blake
May 28, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Despite some encouraging numbers on murders in New Orleans so far this year, you can't look to the month of May for any comfort. So says Criminologist Dr. Peter Scharf who has been looking at the numbers, including an extremely violent holiday weekend. ''You can't get comforted because May was a...
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David Blake
October 17, 2018 - 2:11 pm
Will new anti-crime initiative in New Orleans work? New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has launched an initiative known as ''Cure Violence" and it's funded with 1.5 million dollars in federal grant money. The violence-reduction model, similar to Chicago's "Cease Fire" program, will send conflict...
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June 07, 2017 - 7:35 am
(WWL.com) Drug felons will soon be eligible to receive food stamps upon their release from jail in Louisiana. In the 90s, offenders with drug related charges were barred from the program for one year after their release. The bill by New Orleans Representative Helena Moreno lifts that ban. LSU...
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