A survey of universities, called for by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), finds many never investigate sexual assault and some allow athletic departments to oversee cases that involve athletes
By Steven Yoder
State and city authorities are rethinking policies once considered necessary to keep communities safe from sex crimes, following a series of court rulings.
Widespread mistrust of police in insular communities, such as among New York’s ultra-orthodox Jews, has fueled attempts to cover up serious crimes, including sexual abuse of children
By Cara Tabachnick
Victims of crime are often kept in the dark about their right to seek restitution in civil courts, a New York conference is told
A new analysis of federal data suggests that men are victimized significantly more than previously thought, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health
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
TCR at a Glance
special report May 26, 2016
As presidential candidates focus on the opioid epidemic, grassroots initiatives are transforming the national debate about drugs.
May 25, 2016
Will rising crime and tough rhetoric from Donald Trump and a coterie of GOP hardliners weaken the emerging conservative consensus on just...
special report May 24, 2016
In Pennsylvania's Cumberland County, African Americans are more likely to face criminal prosecution than whites. And the racial dispariti...
special report May 23, 2016
In Part 4 of our podcast series, Lorenzo Brooks faces the challenges of navigating a now-unfamiliar world he left behind when he went to ...
new & notable May 20, 2016
The footage could give judges and juries a better sense of how events unfold in stressful situations, researchers say.
new & notable May 19, 2016
A new BJS study finds the number of prisoners aged 55 or older increased more than five-fold between 1993 and 2013.
May 18, 2016
$103m earmarked for addiction prevention and treatment, and for training in use of overdose-reversal drugs.