Violent crimes reported to law enforcement agencies nationwide dropped 2 percent last year compared with 2013, according to an FBI report released today.
Researchers say more police training and public awareness campaigns would help reduce crime against people with disabilities.
By Scott Shafer/KQED
A California judge who runs a pioneering mental health treatment court calls for better training of corrections officers after a brutal death.
Joe Domanick, The Crime Report’s West Coast Bureau Chief, discusses his new book on the remarkable transformation of the Los Angeles Police Department in a special TCR podcast.
By Alice Popovici
The headlines tell grim stories, but they also overshadow the encouraging search for “solutions” underway across the nation.
By Kelly Davis and Dave Maass
New bill bans juvenile-hall searches by officers of the opposite sex.
The poor are effectively subsidizing the justice system through payments of fees for money transfers and other services for incarcerated family members, argues a paper in Perspectives on Politics.
By Ted Gest
Some 2.3 million Americans were behind bars last year, reports the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
By Katti Gray
When troubled vets run afoul of the law, some jail programs focus on healing rather than punishment. Contributing editor Katti Gray explores one in San Diego County.
Does intensive criminal record-keeping in the U.S. really improve public safety? A recent book argues that it doesn't.
TCR at a Glance
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 ...
October 1, 2015
Brooklyn’s “Begin Again” initiative is aimed at healing rifts between neighborhoods and authorities.