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.
Rural substance abuse treatment admissions were more likely than urban admissions to be referrals from the criminal justice system, said a new report.
TCR at a Glance
February 27, 2015
Can community policing restore public trust in a profession shaken by national events? The Sacramento News & Review gets a mixed answer.
new & notable February 26, 2015
The number of patients victimized by medical fraud schemes jumped nearly 22 percent in 2014, according to an annual study by the Ponemon ...
new & notable February 25, 2015
Two new studies by the Sentencing Project, an advocacy group, highlight successful campaigns for changes to state criminal justice policy
February 24, 2015
Once-sleepy “retention elections” for judges have become vulnerable to big-spending partisan campaigns.
new & notable February 23, 2015
Official figures for property crime rates have shown nearly two decades of decline, but don't include cybercrime, according to a study in...
February 20, 2015
Military brass undermine the ability to prosecute sex assaults, a New York City Bar Association panel is told
February 19, 2015
The federal agency overseeing prisons played a previously undisclosed role in the war on terror overseas. The ACLU wants to find out more.