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
October 12, 2015
What do our leading criminal justice scholars and reformers think about the Pope’s calls for ending the death penalty and rethinkin...
October 9, 2015
A young Pennsylvania man’s story exposes shortcomings in our policies on when to commit mentally ill individuals who are dangers to...
new & notable October 8, 2015
Black men face greater obstacles and harsher penalties than other offenders as they move through the criminal justice system, researchers...
October 7, 2015
Connecticut has passed two key justice reform laws. But the debate isn’t over.
new & notable October 6, 2015
Girls and young women are increasingly ensnared by a juvenile justice system that traumatizes them instead of helping them, according to ...
q & a October 5, 2015
Rodney Roberts was locked up 17 years for a rape he never committed. He’s still looking for justice.
October 2, 2015
Crisis intervention training is now offered to police trainees in one New York State county. It’s already made a difference on the ...