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
new & notable June 29, 2016
The federal government should develop a framework to collect digital data that is now being gathered by police monitoring equipment, crim...
June 28, 2016
Life in prison is ‘lonely, stressful and dark,’ an inmate warns in an essay produced for a prison-writing workshop. He compar...
June 27, 2016
Arson convictions often rely on ‘expert’ forensic evidence. But the evidence can be unreliable.
June 24, 2016
The Crime Report celebrates Independence Day with a new look—and expanded services. Learn more from TCR Editor Stephen Handelman.
q & a June 23, 2016
A new book on a 1981 Klan lynching in Alabama offers a timely lesson for those grappling with unrelenting racism in the U.S.
new & notable June 22, 2016
Researchers find a correlation between childhood hunger and ‘interpersonal violence’ later in life.
new & notable June 21, 2016
Public order offenses, such as probation violations, accounted for 90 percent of the arrests between 2005-2010.