An evidence-based study of drug laws in 11 countries challenges the "war on drugs"
Victims of crime should be provided with trauma counseling after a wrongful conviction is revealed, according to a study funded by the federal National Institute of Justice
By Graham Kates
Advances in data-sharing technology are spurring a revolution in police access to information
Private-public partnerships are necessary to prepare for and fend off costly cyber attacks, according to a new paper from the New York University Center on Law and Security
By Ted Gest
The federal agency that deals with juvenile crime issues needs better leadership and more money, says an expert panel of the National Research Council (NRC), part of the National Academy of Sciences.
Probationers dropped in 2013 by 32,000 people--a fairly significant number--while parole numbers increased slightly, found researchers in a new report released by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics.
By Patricia Murphy
A Washington State prison unit provides an alternative environment for inmates with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues.
By Adam Wisnieski
Next Generation Identification offers some effective digital crime-fighting tools, but privacy advocates worry that data on law-abiding Americans will also be swept into government databases.
Nearly half of students assessed in a national survey reported experiencing bullying or intimidation, according to a study in the Journal of School Violence
By Graham Kates
Medicaid payments for services to ex-incarcerated funded ‘lavish lifestyle’ of nonprofit owners, say state investigators
TCR at a Glance
June 28, 2016
Life in prison is ‘lonely, stressful and dark,’ an inmate warns in an essay produced for a prison-writing workshop. He compar...
June 27, 2016
Arson convictions often rely on ‘expert’ forensic evidence. But the evidence can be unreliable.
June 24, 2016
The Crime Report celebrates Independence Day with a new look—and expanded services. Learn more from TCR Editor Stephen Handelman.
q & a June 23, 2016
A new book on a 1981 Klan lynching in Alabama offers a timely lesson for those grappling with unrelenting racism in the U.S.
new & notable June 22, 2016
Researchers find a correlation between childhood hunger and ‘interpersonal violence’ later in life.
new & notable June 21, 2016
Public order offenses, such as probation violations, accounted for 90 percent of the arrests between 2005-2010.
q & a June 20, 2016
A national park ranger uses nature, history and community service to widen the horizons of gang youth and other troubled kids—and p...