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 October 31, 2014
Private-public partnerships are necessary to prepare for and fend off costly cyber attacks, according to a new paper from the New York Un...
new & notable October 29, 2014
Probationers dropped in 2013 by 32,000 people--a fairly significant number--while parole numbers increased slightly, found researchers in...
October 28, 2014
A Washington State prison unit provides an alternative environment for inmates with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues.
special report October 27, 2014
Next Generation Identification offers some effective digital crime-fighting tools, but privacy advocates worry that data on law-abiding A...
new & notable October 24, 2014
Nearly half of students assessed in a national survey reported experiencing bullying or intimidation, according to a study in the Journal...
October 23, 2014
Medicaid payments for services to ex-incarcerated funded ‘lavish lifestyle’ of nonprofit owners, say state investigators
new & notable October 22, 2014
A new study in the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice aims to isolate risk factors associated with youths who commit homicide