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
new & notable September 4, 2015
Force-feeding is "fundamentally capable" of prosecution under the International Criminal Court's "crimes against humanity" Statute, accor...
special report September 3, 2015
Undocumented youth caught in the justice system end up in a ‘legal limbo,’ say immigration advocates.
new & notable September 2, 2015
The journal Preventive Medicine looks at the epidemiological impacts of gun violence.
new & notable September 1, 2015
A study of homicide and capital punishment cases in Louisiana shows disparities in the use of the death penalty.
q & a August 31, 2015
Post-Katrina charter schools may have worsened disproportionate expulsions of black students, experts tell TCR.
new & notable August 28, 2015
Laws that established mandatory minimum sentences and limited parole have driven the increase, according to a report released by The Pew ...
new & notable August 27, 2015
The nation's violent crime rate did not change significantly in 2014 compared with the previous year, the annual federal crime victimizat...