The U.S. Justice Department drew up recommendations last year to reduce gun violence, but much of the effort was put on hold until after last month’s election, the Washington Post reports, following a similar report in the New York Times. In March 2011, after the shooting of then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az.), Attorney General Eric Holder asked officials to research gun-control issues and devise recommendations for improvements.
TCR at a Glance
July 31, 2015
It may take years to prove their innocence, but Conviction Integrity Units are increasingly being used around the country by DAs determin...
new & notable July 30, 2015
Despite a spike in 2010 and 2011, white collar prosecutions have steadily dropped since 1994, according to a Syracuse University report
new & notable July 29, 2015
A paper in the National Institute of Justice Journal examines issues surrounding research that involves victims of intimate partner violence
new & notable July 28, 2015
A new study finds that civil legal assistance for victims of domestic violence can have significant economic and social benefits
q & a July 27, 2015
A new book puts a human face on some 1,000 lynching victims—854 of them were African American—and raises contemporary questio...
July 24, 2015
Nearly a third of the state’s 87,756 inmates have mental health issues. Most would be unable to find the care they need elsewhere, ...
July 23, 2015
The death of a San Francisco woman has cast a spotlight on communities who resist ICE detention orders.