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
After a steep drop between 1995 and 2005, the rate of rape and sexual violence plateaued during the next five years, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics
By Paul Demko
Minnesota has the highest per capita rate of civilly committed sex offenders in the country. But critics say many of the 52 juveniles in the program don’t belong there.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable December 19, 2014
The nation's population of people under supervision of the corrections system decreased by 0.6 percent in 2013, according to the Bureau o...
new & notable December 18, 2014
A new study finds startling parallels in firearms-related deaths since 2003
Year In Review December 17, 2014
Readers select a whistleblower who went public with a scathing critique of the government’s $9 billion settlement with JPMorgan Cha...
q & a December 17, 2014
Alayne Fleischmann, the JP Morgan whistleblower selected as The Crime Report’s 2014 Newsmaker of the Year, says the U.S. still hasn...
new & notable December 16, 2014
There are 16 conviction integrity units in the country, six of which were launched in the last year, according to a report by the Center ...
new & notable December 15, 2014
A survey of inmates in Ohio and Kentucky finds certain violent crimes are probably more prevalent than officials realize
new & notable December 12, 2014
More than eight in 10 respondents to a national poll said juvenile offenders should not be sent to corrections facilities