While deaths in local jails hit a 12-year low, suicide rates remain stubbornly high, especially during the first week of admission
By Graham Kates and Cara Tabachnick
The City of New York will fight a federal judge's ruling that one of the city's key crime-fighting tactics is unconstitutional
By James Ridgeway and Jean Casella
Prison monitors in England and Wales operate with a level of intensity and independence nearly unimaginable here
A study finds that concerns about violence towards dogs and puppies are similar to concerns about child abuse
A new study finds increases in male unemployment correspond with decreases in domestic violence, and increases in female unemployment correspond with increases in domestic violence.
Participants in a summer employment program in Chicago experienced a drastic decline in violence-related arrests
By Ted Gest
A three-year DOJ-funded project has brought together criminologists and other experts to explore why crime levels have dropped over the past two decades. Richard Rosenfeld of the University of Missouri-St. Louis discusses the first session
New research finds that the victims of chronic bullying are more likely to end up in prison than their non-bullied peers
By Cara Tabachnick
The author of a new book on the unsolved murders of Long Island sex workers discovers how the Web has created a dangerous new trap for women trying to improve their economic status
By Matthew Fleischer
Observers ask whether California’s female inmates are now bearing the brunt of the state’s ‘justice realignment’ efforts to reduce prison overcrowding
TCR at a Glance
new & notable August 28, 2015
Laws that established mandatory minimum sentences and limited parole have driven the increase, according to a report released by The Pew ...
new & notable August 27, 2015
The nation's violent crime rate did not change significantly in 2014 compared with the previous year, the annual federal crime victimizat...
special report August 26, 2015
Federal efforts to protect prisoners from sexual abuse are gaining traction, but advocates worry that DOJ acceptance of Texas’ term...
new & notable August 25, 2015
Prosecutors deciding whether to file a misdemeanor or felony charge in a borderline case are likely to engage in “strategic underch...
q & a August 24, 2015
A new book explores the police shooting of unarmed citizens on Danziger Bridge in New Orleans after Katrina—and the subsequent cove...
new & notable August 21, 2015
Prison population counts and other data for correctional facilities are now easily accessible online via a new feature on the Bureau of J...
commentary August 20, 2015
As Congress considers bipartisan proposals to roll back harsh federal sentencing laws, scholars are examining the roots of these discredi...