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
special report October 20, 2014
A content analysis of 6 US papers raises questions about the quality of justice news coverage
new & notable October 17, 2014
A study of one South Bronx (N.Y.) youth diversion program finds significant benefits for both participants and the community
October 16, 2014
A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute provides guidance for police on conducting stops without harming community rel...
new & notable October 15, 2014
An examination of recorded interrogations of teenagers, published in the journal Law and Human Behavior, finds many incriminate themselve...
q & a October 13, 2014
The FBI’s ‘Silicon Valley’ approach to the hunt for the Unabomber set the template for catching lone wolf terrorists, a...
new & notable October 10, 2014
U.S. based companies have been hit hardest by the skyrocketing costs of cyber attacks, according to an annual study sponsored by Hewlett-...
new & notable October 9, 2014
Mortality rates in jails increased by 8 percent in 2012, according to an annual report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics