The underground sex economy accounts for between $39.9 million and $290 million in just eight American cities, according to a new Urban Institute study
By Joseph J. Kolb
The sexual abuse of children on Native American reservations raises growing concern among tribal leaders and law enforcement authorities
A survey of over 1,000 Americans between ages 14 and 21 found surprisingly high rates of sexual violence
A new report from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council recommends that laws target "exploiters, traffickers, and solicitors" of sexual exploitation
A new report from the advocacy group Human Rights Watch argues sex offender registries cause juvenile offenders to experience psychological harm and isolation in adulthood
The last half decade has seen a nearly 400 percent jump in the number of cases pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse
By Cara Tabachnick
The author of a new book on the unsolved murders of Long Island sex workers discovers how the Web has created a dangerous new trap for women trying to improve their economic status
Nearly half of youths in containment experience theft and almost a third are threatened or beaten, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
In a survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 10 percent of youths in juvenile facilities said they were sexually victimized
By Cara Tabachnick
Children with disabilities are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse—and are often the least likely to be recognized as victims, according to prosecutors and advocates
TCR at a Glance
April 17, 2015
This essay, by an inmate at San Quentin State Prison in California, was originally posted in The Beat Within, a justice system writing wo...
April 16, 2015
Do residency bans and other tough measures on sex offenders work? The evidence suggests they are counterproductive—and some states ...
new & notable April 15, 2015
Security and IT departments are struggling to keep up with attacks that compromise data within minutes and target secondary victims, acco...
new & notable April 14, 2015
The number of offenders in residential facilities hit its lowest point since 1975, but one-in-five facilities remains overcrowded, accord...
new & notable April 12, 2015
Officers have faced arrest in just a small fraction of the thousands of fatal police shootings in the last decade, according to a study c...
new & notable April 10, 2015
How patients use the emergency room is a big predictor of future gun violence, found a new report in the journal Pediatrics.
new & notable April 9, 2015
Millions of Californians have lost their licenses due to punitive fees and fines, according to a new study by several legal aid and civil...