New research in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution finds that violent crime rates are lower in societies with more men than women.
A series of studies by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency highlights efforts to reduce the rate of juvenile incarceration
In both Russia and Ukraine, illegal bribery and official corruption are "unavoidable in the current power structure," according to a new report
By David J. Krajicek
Critics say the nation’s ‘primitive’ crime information infrastructure has become an obstacle to understanding---and preventing---crime
The Lone Star State's legislature is the latest to consider a nationwide movement to cement the age of adult jurisdiction at 18 years old
By Hella Winston
Conviction Review Units are used by an increasing number of DAs to investigate claims of wrongful convictions in their offices. Defense lawyers remain skeptical
Burglary, assault and larceny rates in Missouri declined dramatically after counties switched from paper checks to Electronic Benefit Transfer, according to researchers at Georgia State University and University of Missouri
Teenage gang involvement can have a negative impact on a person's life well into adulthood, according to research from the University of Washington
By Graham Kates
Few jurisdictions in North America compensate police officers who suffer PTSD. But that may be changing.
African-Americans and students with disabilities are significantly more likely to be removed from school for disciplinary reasons, according to a new series of briefing papers
TCR at a Glance
new & notable November 27, 2015
The incarceration rate for women in the U.S. is twice the rate of China and nearly four times as high as Russia's, researchers found.
new & notable November 26, 2015
In some cases, defendants may claim that they were following rules and complying with technical regulations—or they did not realize...
commentary November 25, 2015
The Justice Department has played a major role since 1994 in forcing police to reform. How do we measure its achievements?
new & notable November 24, 2015
As states begin to implement criminal justice reforms, judges and prosecutors will likely start to use risk and needs assessment informat...
November 21, 2015
The authors of the Paris attacks now lead global groups whose criminal activities are the ‘life blood’ of terrorism, says a l...
November 20, 2015
Local political races and smarter policing are key to justice reform, a Washington conference is told.
November 19, 2015
Sen. Gary Peters tells criminologists meeting in Washington that the odds are improving for a "top to bottom" review of the justice system.