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.
By Scott Michels
Medical experts raise questions about indefinite civil commitment for troubled youths
By Attiyya Anthony
A growing number of young girls are being trafficked for sex by street gangs. But the juvenile justice system doesn’t offer them much help.
TCR at a Glance
August 29, 2014
A program in Maine helps the violent mentally ill get treatment instead of going to prison. Can similar programs balance treatment, civil...
new & notable August 28, 2014
Programs that regularly test and promise repercussions for drug offenders have had significant success, according to a new study from the...
new & notable August 27, 2014
A new paper by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and two other leaders in policing and legal advocacy calls for a systemic over...
August 26, 2014
South Carolina is among the top ten states in deaths from domestic violence. But it’s not alone in its failure to address what some...
August 25, 2014
A new book explores why California leads the way in the nation’s harsh penal policies, and how it might also provide a template for...
new & notable August 22, 2014
"Mere contact" with the criminal justice system can cause long-term financial instability, according to a new paper from the John Jay Col...
new & notable August 21, 2014
The placement rates of black and Hispanic youth in juvenile facilities far outpace the placement rate of white youth, according to a new ...