Access to firearms significantly increases an individual's likelihood of death by suicide or homicide, according to a review of 15 studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine
In a federally-funded study, farmworkers and outreach workers were more likely to report a prevalence of trafficking and other abuses than law enforcement
By Joseph J. Kolb
The sexual abuse of children on Native American reservations raises growing concern among tribal leaders and law enforcement authorities
A new product developed at Rutgers University aims to help cops figure out where crime is likely to cluster
By Graham Kates
At a NYC forum, White House officials explain the federal strategy for a ‘smarter’ and more community-oriented justice system
By Cara Tabachnick
A new federal program will provide medical care via remote video ---and help ensure that evidence is collected for successful prosecution
By Ted Gest
Despite the bleak budget climate in Washington, many federal anticrime activities got large allocations.
After two years of forensics scandals, the newly-formed National Commission on Forensic Science will try to improve industry practices
Treatment for serious mental illnesses is down on the list of immediate needs identified by inmates released from jail, according to a study in the journal Qualitative Health Research.
Militant groups bring in massive profits through the sale of illegal animal parts, according to a new study by the non-profit Stimson Center
TCR at a Glance
new & notable February 12, 2016
Once the stuff of science fiction, cars driven by robots could soon become a reality—but what happens when one of these cars is inv...
February 11, 2016
How one Missouri man was locked up 22 years for a misdemeanor.
February 10, 2016
The new '21st-century Justice Initiative'--part of the president's farewell $29 billion justice budget--aims to reduce crime, strengthen ...
special report February 8, 2016
Data reporting has transformed criminal justice journalism. It’s also contributed to the emergence of an information-sharing ethos ...
new & notable February 5, 2016
Despite speculation that police anger over anti-cop protests following the 2014 killing of an unarmed young black man by a white police o...
new & notable February 4, 2016
Violent crimes committed by National Football Association players while “off the field" are not as common as they may seem, researc...
new & notable February 3, 2016
Early intervention programs may be the key to preventing people with serious mental illness from ending up in prison, according to a repo...