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
new & notable November 24, 2015
As states begin to implement criminal justice reforms, judges and prosecutors will likely start to use risk and needs assessment informat...
November 21, 2015
The authors of the Paris attacks now lead global groups whose criminal activities are the ‘life blood’ of terrorism, says a l...
November 20, 2015
Local political races and smarter policing are key to justice reform, a Washington conference is told.
November 19, 2015
Sen. Gary Peters tells criminologists meeting in Washington that the odds are improving for a "top to bottom" review of the justice system.
special report November 17, 2015
TCR concludes its investigation of the uphill efforts by lawyers and civil liberties advocates to curb ‘outrageous government condu...
special report November 16, 2015
Is It OK when the government makes up crimes to catch criminals? What if they’re not criminals?
November 13, 2015
Most of the individuals serving federal prison sentences for non-violent drug offenses have no serious criminal history, researchers found.