Software that guesses a user's needs is spreading in retail, but an essay in Child Abuse & Neglect looks at whether it can be used to prevent violence
By Scott Shafer/KQED
In California, mentally ill defendants languish for up to a year behind bars while awaiting treatment—sometimes with tragic results. The ACLU has filed suit.
Interpersonal violence continues to affect millions of Americans, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Urban Institute's new Prison Population Forecaster uses data from 15 states to estimate the impact of new policies
By Graham Kates
Hint: make cybercriminals think you’re just another ‘bro’
By Ted Gest
Criminologists say Hawaii's HOPE project serves as a model for improving probation practices.
By Steven Yoder
The police killing of an unarmed teen was a “Vietnam” moment that galvanized a national movement. But has it changed anything?
Legal uncertainty and other hurdles to education and social services await unaccompanied immigrant youth, according to a new Vera Institute of Justice study
For the third straight year, the number of deaths in jails and state prisons increased, according to a report from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics
By Ted Gest
Leader of panel on U.S. incarceration growth calls for "robust national conversation" on high inmate rate
TCR at a Glance
new & notable August 28, 2015
Laws that established mandatory minimum sentences and limited parole have driven the increase, according to a report released by The Pew ...
new & notable August 27, 2015
The nation's violent crime rate did not change significantly in 2014 compared with the previous year, the annual federal crime victimizat...
special report August 26, 2015
Federal efforts to protect prisoners from sexual abuse are gaining traction, but advocates worry that DOJ acceptance of Texas’ term...
new & notable August 25, 2015
Prosecutors deciding whether to file a misdemeanor or felony charge in a borderline case are likely to engage in “strategic underch...
q & a August 24, 2015
A new book explores the police shooting of unarmed citizens on Danziger Bridge in New Orleans after Katrina—and the subsequent cove...
new & notable August 21, 2015
Prison population counts and other data for correctional facilities are now easily accessible online via a new feature on the Bureau of J...
commentary August 20, 2015
As Congress considers bipartisan proposals to roll back harsh federal sentencing laws, scholars are examining the roots of these discredi...