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 September 19, 2014
Almost no research has been conducted into the effectiveness of Geographic Information Systems by police, according to a new Sam Houston ...
September 18, 2014
The nation's violent crime rate fell slightly last year, possibly signaling a return to a decades-long trend, according to the U.S. Burea...
special report September 17, 2014
Despite impressive achievements, the 1974 Act left key problems unsolved. An important start would be Congressional re-authorization.
September 16, 2014
Total behind bars remains over 2 million, driven by tough sentencing laws in many states
new & notable September 15, 2014
Laws that restrict access to public services for former inmates may relate to lower rates of return to prison, but there's incomplete dat...
new & notable September 12, 2014
Mental health disorders and addiction to illicit drugs are common problems in America, according to a new study by the federal Substance ...
September 11, 2014
A new study raises doubts about current risk assessment tools used to identify repeat sex offenders