Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez said the investigation will focus on allegations of excessive force
The Department of Justice will award $2.3 million to 12 programs that help law enforcement identify potential victims and monitor high-risk offenders
Researchers from Iowa State University found significant reductions in recidivism for urban parolees in treatment programs, but little effect for rural parolees
Researchers examined hundreds of cases to identify ten factors that lead to erroneous convictions
By Celeste Fremon
Paul Tanaka was one of the nation’s top cops---and was expected to rise even higher in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
A new study of New York City found increased crime in neighborhoods with multiple foreclosures
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
TCR at a Glance
new & notable October 29, 2014
Probationers dropped in 2013 by 32,000 people--a fairly significant number--while parole numbers increased slightly, found researchers in...
October 28, 2014
A Washington State prison unit provides an alternative environment for inmates with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues.
special report October 27, 2014
Next Generation Identification offers some effective digital crime-fighting tools, but privacy advocates worry that data on law-abiding A...
new & notable October 24, 2014
Nearly half of students assessed in a national survey reported experiencing bullying or intimidation, according to a study in the Journal...
October 23, 2014
Medicaid payments for services to ex-incarcerated funded ‘lavish lifestyle’ of nonprofit owners, say state investigators
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...