A study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved finds the effects of having an incarcerated family member during childhood extend adulthood
A Bureau of Justice Statistics report finds growing Hispanic metropolitan communities experience more violence than small and well-established ones
A review by the federal Office of Justice Programs finds just five studies from the U.S. and England on the effectiveness of police body-worn cameras
By Cindy Brovsky
A DOJ-funded project to examine how well county courts perform gets a trial run in Wisconsin—with revealing results.
By Steven Yoder
Could crowdsourcing crack a 25-year-old child kidnapping case?
The aging population incarcerated in our nation's prisons has exploded over the past two decades, but a new report from the Osborne Association finds we are woefully unprepared to meet their needs.
In a detailed letter to the US Sentencing Commission, policymakers at the Department of Justice recommend robust changes to the Federal sentencing guidelines.
By Christopher Moraff
Programs to provide housing for the formerly incarcerated can help reduce recidivism. But demand exceeds supply.
Offering health-insurance access to Oregon inmates about to be released from prison increased their likelihood of enrollment, found a new Urban Institute study.
By Ted Gest
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 ...