A New York conference examining racial bias in arrests and sentencing procedures turns up some provocative ideas
A researcher finds that cases involving white shooters and black victims are far more likely to be ruled justified than the other way around
By Ted Gest
The Senate plan would hire about 1,400 police officers nationwide, but that figure may change during negotiations with the House
By Graham Kates
The Attorney General said today that Stand Your Ground laws try "to fix something that was never broken"
By Hella Winston
A Reality TV series featuring powerful Brooklyn, NY prosecutor Joe Hynes’ office raises some worrying questions
By Katti Gray
The Zimmerman acquittal painfully reminds African-Americans that some things haven’t changed, writes TCR Contributing Editor Katti Gray
By Graham Kates
In the two days since Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin — a teen who Zimmerman followed and shot during a February 26, 2012 scuffle — protests of the verdict have popped up around the country and the U.S. Department of Justice is has begun exploring a new course of legal action.
By Ted Gest
Proposal by House Subcommittee could drive states out of federal programs, warns former top DOJ official
By Joseph J. Kolb
US law enforcement authorities worry that the cult of “Holy Death” associated with Mexico’s narcoterrorism is spreading north.
Surveys of Boston youth revealed improvements in a host of negative behaviors over the course of one summer, according to research unveiled by Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino yesterday
TCR at a Glance
new & notable September 2, 2015
The journal Preventive Medicine looks at the epidemiological impacts of gun violence.
new & notable September 1, 2015
A study of homicide and capital punishment cases in Louisiana shows disparities in the use of the death penalty.
q & a August 31, 2015
Post-Katrina charter schools may have worsened disproportionate expulsions of black students, experts tell TCR.
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...