Military and police technology is rapidly moving toward the development of fully autonomous weapons, warns a Harvard Law School and Human Rights Watch report released yesterday
By Casey Quinlan
In New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia, LGBTQ advocates have prodded police to overcome stereotypes. But there’s still room for improvement
An annual cyber security report identifies nine basic styles used in more than 90 percent of network attacks
By Katti Gray
Correctional health care for HIV sufferers ends when an inmate goes home. A pilot project investigates how to close a gap that can threaten public health.
A bipartisan panel of criminal justice experts today released 39 recommendations for fixing flaws in America's capital punishment system
A new analysis of federal data suggests that men are victimized significantly more than previously thought, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health
By Adam Wisnieski
Crime mapping helps citizens understand what’s going on in their neighborhoods, but transparency advocates warn the increasing use of private companies to organize the data defeats the purpose
By Marc Mauer
This week’s NRC report on imprisonment paves the way for further changes in federal and state sentencing codes—particularly for drug offenders and long-term prisoners, says a leading reform advocate
By Ted Gest
America's world-leading incarceration rate has had little effect on crime while causing "acute" consequences for poor minority neighborhoods, says a new study from a committee of experts.
By Alison Gene Smith
In many poor, rural areas of the country, victims of spousal abuse still suffer in silence. An Idaho journalist explores how attitudes have begun to change, thanks to increasing awareness by authorities
TCR at a Glance
new & notable June 29, 2016
The federal government should develop a framework to collect digital data that is now being gathered by police monitoring equipment, crim...
June 28, 2016
Life in prison is ‘lonely, stressful and dark,’ an inmate warns in an essay produced for a prison-writing workshop. He compar...
June 27, 2016
Arson convictions often rely on ‘expert’ forensic evidence. But the evidence can be unreliable.
June 24, 2016
The Crime Report celebrates Independence Day with a new look—and expanded services. Learn more from TCR Editor Stephen Handelman.
q & a June 23, 2016
A new book on a 1981 Klan lynching in Alabama offers a timely lesson for those grappling with unrelenting racism in the U.S.
new & notable June 22, 2016
Researchers find a correlation between childhood hunger and ‘interpersonal violence’ later in life.
new & notable June 21, 2016
Public order offenses, such as probation violations, accounted for 90 percent of the arrests between 2005-2010.