Families that use housing vouchers tend to settle where crime is already high, according to a new study
NYS Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman calls for change in the current system of funding indigent defense
Prosecutors and police around the nation are stepping up efforts to free innocent defendants
By Dave Maass and Kelly Davis
A media investigation of the 60 inmates who died in San Diego County jails between 2007 and 2012 raises questions about whether such deaths are preventable
By Graham Kates
Supporters of the late Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz prepare for a Day of Action aimed at softening criminal penalties for digital trespassing
An essay in the latest Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law proposes metrics to identify chronic overchargers
By Katti Gray
Prosecutors, cops and social workers team up in a new effort to safeguard some of America’s most vulnerable citizens
By Ted Gest
Departing COPS Director Bernard Melekian looks back on over three years of assisting budget-strapped police departments around the country
By Beth Schwartzapfel
A reporter investigates the case of a Mobile, Alabama truck driver who has served 17 years for attempted murder, despite a mountain of exonerating evidence. Her story demonstrates what can happen when there's no DNA.
By Ted Gest
Increases for some anticrime programs, such as law enforcement support and Violence Against Women, remain on hold because of sequester.
TCR at a Glance
April 20, 2015
What do presidential contenders believe are the country’s criminal justice priorities? The Crime Report plans to ask them---with yo...
April 17, 2015
This essay, by an inmate at San Quentin State Prison in California, was originally posted in The Beat Within, a justice system writing wo...
April 16, 2015
Do residency bans and other tough measures on sex offenders work? The evidence suggests they are counterproductive—and some states ...
new & notable April 15, 2015
Security and IT departments are struggling to keep up with attacks that compromise data within minutes and target secondary victims, acco...
new & notable April 14, 2015
The number of offenders in residential facilities hit its lowest point since 1975, but one-in-five facilities remains overcrowded, accord...
new & notable April 12, 2015
Officers have faced arrest in just a small fraction of the thousands of fatal police shootings in the last decade, according to a study c...
new & notable April 10, 2015
How patients use the emergency room is a big predictor of future gun violence, found a new report in the journal Pediatrics.