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
May 28, 2015
The MacArthur Foundation selects 20 jurisdictions to spur a $75 million nationwide experiment in jail reform.
special report May 26, 2015
A New York State Commission today proposes a major overhaul of the state’s approach to sentencing.
q & a May 25, 2015
A unique encyclopedia documents the painful and often tragic history of African Americans and the law since the colonial era.
new & notable May 22, 2015
A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds rampant instances of both incapacitated and forcible rape on campus
May 21, 2015
Despite the state’s achievements in juvenile justice reform, a study reveals racial bias when kids run afoul of the law.
new & notable May 20, 2015
The federal Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received more than 260,000 reports of online fraud in 2014
May 19, 2015
Funding for NIJ, BJS targeted in surprise vote by House subcommittee.