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Crime Rates Surge (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-08

Duration: 00:06:45

Subjects: Crime | Law Enforcement


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Guidry, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the September 8, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the increase in the homicide rates in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport. She interviews Paul Guidry, a criminologist at the Baton Rouge Community College, who discusses the root causes of crime, social disorganizational theory, overall crime rates decreasing since 1994, and how police departments work to combat crime. Host: Andre Moreau