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
A National Institute of Justice study of adult re-entry courts across the country notes many common characteristics among the programs
By Cara Tabachnick
Fortune Society founder David Rothenberg describes how he went from theater entrepreneur to prison reformer in a new memoir
This letter, from Kiffah, a former inmate at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in California, was originally published by The Beat Within, a juvenile justice system writing workshop, which has generously allowed The Crime Report to share
By Brad Racino
Private security firms are responsible for guarding many urban transport services around the U.S. But how well are their workers trained to do their jobs?
By Graham Kates
The re-authorized Violence Against Women Act will provide expanded protections for Native American, immigrant and gay and lesbian victims of abuse
By Graham Kates
New study finds shift in racial composition of female inmates since 2000
Three reports from non-profit advocacy groups look at statewide and national drops in youth confinement
Skyrocketing immigration arrests have led to dramatic increases in federal pretrial detainment, according to a new study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics
By Ted Gest
Administrators say "millions of records" are missing because of insufficient funds or defects in laws
TCR at a Glance
new & notable October 22, 2014
A new study in the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice aims to isolate risk factors associated with youths who commit homicide
new & notable October 21, 2014
Victims often pay high prices to get to the U.S., then find themselves trapped in conditions "resembling slavery," according to a new rep...
special report October 20, 2014
A content analysis of 6 US papers raises questions about the quality of justice news coverage
new & notable October 17, 2014
A study of one South Bronx (N.Y.) youth diversion program finds significant benefits for both participants and the community
October 16, 2014
A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute provides guidance for police on conducting stops without harming community rel...
new & notable October 15, 2014
An examination of recorded interrogations of teenagers, published in the journal Law and Human Behavior, finds many incriminate themselve...
q & a October 13, 2014
The FBI’s ‘Silicon Valley’ approach to the hunt for the Unabomber set the template for catching lone wolf terrorists, a...