A Human Rights Watch report finds broad use of force against inmates with mental health problems in jails and prisons
By Ted Gest
In an election-year project, leading criminologists offer blueprints for reform.
Some of music’s most iconic stars were heroin users. Was it an occupational hazard? A new book finds some surprising answers.
A new report highlights a lack of willingness to make a racial disparities a focal point of mass incarceration reform
By Casey Quinlan
Critics say chair Mary Jo White hasn’t lived up to expectations. But the real problem is the agency’s “culture,” a TCR investigation finds.
By Graham Kates
The nation needs alternative approaches to dealing with troubled individuals who fall afoul of the law, a conference is told.
By Graham Kates
A former chief judge of New York says zero-tolerance policies in schools and juvenile justice systems are the wrong way to deal with at-risk youth.
By Crime Report Staff
A 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in Baltimore was lifted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake when protests calmed after charges were filed against six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray...
By Molly Knefel
States are required to educate incarcerated kids. Here’s what really happens.
By Annie Waldman, ProPublica
How the Supreme Court case over lethal injection shows it’s becoming nearly impossible to find experts to defend the practice.
TCR at a Glance
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.
May 18, 2015
An internal memo obtained by The Crime Report found over 42,000 attempts to hack the Department of Defense last year through the “H...
May 15, 2015
Jurors rejected defense's argument that Tsarnaev was remorseful. Appeals will delay execution for years.