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
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
TCR at a Glance
July 31, 2015
It may take years to prove their innocence, but Conviction Integrity Units are increasingly being used around the country by DAs determin...
new & notable July 30, 2015
Despite a spike in 2010 and 2011, white collar prosecutions have steadily dropped since 1994, according to a Syracuse University report
new & notable July 29, 2015
A paper in the National Institute of Justice Journal examines issues surrounding research that involves victims of intimate partner violence
new & notable July 28, 2015
A new study finds that civil legal assistance for victims of domestic violence can have significant economic and social benefits
q & a July 27, 2015
A new book puts a human face on some 1,000 lynching victims—854 of them were African American—and raises contemporary questio...
July 24, 2015
Nearly a third of the state’s 87,756 inmates have mental health issues. Most would be unable to find the care they need elsewhere, ...
July 23, 2015
The death of a San Francisco woman has cast a spotlight on communities who resist ICE detention orders.