Canadian researchers studied 289 murderers, rapists and other violent offenders and determined that most psychopaths do not suffer from mental illness.
If the controversial practice has an impact, it is localized and short-lived, according to a study published in Justice Quarterly.
By Ted Gest
The Republican Party platform declares that "criminals behind bars cannot harm the general public."
Over half of federal cases started in June were immigration proceedings, according to a Syracuse University report.
An essay in the St. Louis University Law Journal analyzes the song "99 Problems" from a fourth amendment perspective.
In a recent report, the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance detailed 10 initiatives undertaken by police departments combating complex crime problems.
A Judicial Conference Committee recommends frequent reminders that information from the Internet can be 'wrong, incomplete, or inaccurate.'
By Ted Gest
America's police chiefs say law enforcement is undermined when innocent people go to jail. The IACP holds a 'summit' on the issue today.
By Graham Kates
Defenders of capital punishment usually assume that victims’ families agree with them. But that’s not necessarily true.
Thousands of individuals were prosecuted in an attempt to take advantage of natural and man-made disasters by committing frauds and related crimes, said a U.S. Justice Department report.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable October 29, 2014
Probationers dropped in 2013 by 32,000 people--a fairly significant number--while parole numbers increased slightly, found researchers in...
October 28, 2014
A Washington State prison unit provides an alternative environment for inmates with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues.
special report October 27, 2014
Next Generation Identification offers some effective digital crime-fighting tools, but privacy advocates worry that data on law-abiding A...
new & notable October 24, 2014
Nearly half of students assessed in a national survey reported experiencing bullying or intimidation, according to a study in the Journal...
October 23, 2014
Medicaid payments for services to ex-incarcerated funded ‘lavish lifestyle’ of nonprofit owners, say state investigators
new & notable October 22, 2014
A new study in the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice aims to isolate risk factors associated with youths who commit homicide
new & notable October 21, 2014
Victims often pay high prices to get to the U.S., then find themselves trapped in conditions "resembling slavery," according to a new rep...