A child's credit report can be vulnerable to fraud and identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
By Alexa Capeloto
The media blundered on reporting Court rulings on healthcare and immigration this week. It’s one of the avoidable perils of fast-paced online journalism.
By Scott Michels
California’s upcoming ballot initiative on its three strikes law is part of a nationwide re-examination of mandatory-minimum sentencing.
A federal clearinghouse doesn't get the word out about every banned defense contractor, according to a recent audit.
The race of defendant and victims appears to affect prosecutorial decisions, reports a new analysis by the Vera Institute of Justice.
By Graham Kates and Ted Gest
The Supreme Court said the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment bars mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of crimes.
A national survey identifies which U.S. veterans may be most at risk for aggression after deployment.
By Amber Hunt
A surging crime rate has taken a deadly toll on the city’s youth. One solution: change the ‘mindset’ that fosters violence.
By Ted Gest
Stanford criminologist Joan Petersilia warns that efforts to reduce prison populations could fail without adequate support and monitoring of non-prison alternatives
By Carlos Argueta
This letter from Carlos Argueta, who is on Death Row in California's San Quentin State Prison, 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
July 31, 2014
A pioneering Oklahoma program suggests early childhood education could steer kids away from trouble later in life
new & notable July 30, 2014
A study in The American Journal of Managed Care finds state regulations of certain antipsychotic drugs are associated with higher rates o...
July 29, 2014
Civil rights groups ask DOJ to investigate San Diego County youth facilities after probe of pepper spray abuses
new & notable July 28, 2014
Most states keep only limited data on juvenile reoffending and some keep none at all, according to a new report by the non-profit Council...
new & notable July 25, 2014
London's court for parents who abuse drugs and alcohol uses specially-trained judges and multi-disciplinary teams, according to a report ...
new & notable July 24, 2014
A National Institute of Justice flyer argues that the certainty of punishment, rather than severity, deters crime
new & notable July 23, 2014
New York, New Jersey and California have outpaced the nation in decarceration and violent crime decline, according The Sentencing Project...