In the first half of 2011, the immigration charge of illegal re-entry accounted for almost 25 percent of all federal felony prosecutions.
By Ted Gest
As critics call for an end to the Nixon-era get-tough approach to drugs, the White House announces a "national prevention strategy." But the real momentum for change will be driven by the states.
By Sam Stanton
Most California voters see a court order to reduce the state's prison population by 30,000 inmates as a serious problem, and nearly three out of four say it is time to revamp the state's "three-strikes" law, a Field Poll out today finds.
For the first time in 15 years, in 2009 fear of crime overtook unemployment as the most significant problem for citizens in Latin and South America, according to a new policy brief.
The American Bar Association released a new report as a resource to help interested legal practitioners, advocates, policymakers chart new public defense strategies.
By Jordan Smith
Mistaken identifications by victims and eyewitnesses annually send too many people to jail for crimes they didn’t commit. In Texas, legislation to address the problem was introduced last month, but justice advocates claim it doesn’t go far enough.
By Cara Tabachnick
“The Killing,” AMC’s dark-toned police procedural drama, is attracting a huge audience. As the show heads towards its final episode this month, The Crime Report asked former NYPD drug squad undercover detective John Scaccia how accurately this show (and others) reflect real police work.
By Malcolm C. Young
Wisconsin repealed its 2009 ‘Earned Early Release’ law yesterday. But the new Republican governor and legislature should take a warning lesson from Illinois.
By Ted Gest
The latest edition of one of the country’s most authoritative criminal justice anthologies adds sex offenders, race and crime, and prisoner re-entry to its list of “hot topics.”
By Julia Dahl
A new book on health care fraud paints a grim picture of a crime that affects us all, and usually goes undetected.
TCR at a Glance
December 5, 2013
Honor killings, usually associated with traditional cultures in Asia and the Middle East, should be on the radar of law enforcement here,...
December 4, 2013
A leading former-Muslim women’s activist warns ‘honor violence’ incidents are increasing in the U.S
new & notable December 4, 2013
Pimp-controlled sex and domestic servitude were the most widely reported forms of trafficking between 2007 and 2012, according to the Pol...
December 3, 2013
Report issued today says 'tunnel vision' by investigators has led to past errors
December 2, 2013
The Crime Report presents vignettes from a recent visit to the Midtown Community Court in Manhattan, which pioneered diversionary sentenc...
new & notable November 29, 2013
People know more about Internet crime, but are not necessarily taking additional precautions, according to a study by the European Union ...
November 27, 2013
The Crime Report’s annual end of year survey of the major stories and newsmakers of 2013 kicks off today with a questionnaire for o...