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Shootout in southern Mexico leaves 15 dead

The shootout took place on a highway in the state of Guerrero, known for rising crime in recent years.

Security secretary acknowledges spike in Sonora violence, hopes to counter trend

Efforts will include consolidating police forces in certain areas to help purge officers tied to organized crime, the secretary said.

County aims to ease re-entry for inmates with mental health, addiction issues

A $1 million grant will fund four years of a project to reduce recidivism.

Unpunished crime costs Mexico $21 billion, study says

The study looked at unresolved homicides, abductions and forced displacement.

Domestic violence form getting needed support to thousands of victims, county says

Pima County stands out for connecting people to emergency services hours after an incident, according to an official.

Mexico’s president pushes for controversial amnesty law project

The law is meant to forgive certain offenses, though critics say the government is allowing the imprisonment of innocent people.

In Mexico, thousands commemorate 5th anniversary of disappeared students

Outrage continues over the unsolved crime that led to the disappearance of 43 college students from Guerrero.

Pima County sheriff opens call for citizens to join advisory council

Sheriff Mark Napier says the council can review any aspect of the department's activities.

Driver's license thefts spur ADOT to boost online safeguards

Four recent investigations have led to 10 arrests and the discovery that more than 160 people have been affected.

ICE buys gear to pull data from mobile devices

The $28.2 million contract is with a company that says it can unlock Apple and high-end Android devices.

Exploring the science behind medical marijuana

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Criminal justice employees see what life is like after prison, how to pronounce Tohono O'odham, and a look at "Voices of Vail."

Students criticize university over response to alleged assault of black student

Members of the Black Student Union say the student was beaten by two white students who used a racial slur.

Husband and wife fugitive murder suspects captured in Arizona, authorities say

The Barksdales had escaped by overpowering private security guards during transport.

Organized crime infiltrates 5 police departments in Sonora

Violence has been on the rise in Sonora, with 600 killed in the first half of the year.

25 killed in attack on bar in coastal Mexico

Mexico's president is calling for an investigation into possible ties to government officials.

NAU establishes criminal justice degree focusing on Indian Country

Students can enroll in the online degree now to learn about criminal justice on tribal lands.

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