Young women that have controlling partners are at increased risk to be victims of sexual and physical violence, found a new study.
By Ted Gest
The civil rights organization calls for "shifting savings from prison closures to education budgets."
By Stephen Handelman
John Jay Justice Award recipient Marian Wright Edelman warns that sharp cutbacks in education and literacy programs imperil America’s survival.
By Ted Gest
DC summit brings together officials from six cities to swap ideas on curbing the rise in youth violence.
By Julia Dahl
The author of a new book profiling courageous New York City police officers talks to The Crime Report about reasons why so many Americans hate cops and why, these days, we don’t need as many police on the street.
By Ted Gest
Critics said funding overhaul would have impeded reforms in states
There are serious problems with Mississippi's drug enforcement strategy, concludes a new report, "Numbers Game: The Vicious Cycle of Incarceration in Mississippi’s Criminal Justice System," co-written by the ACLU of Mississippi and Justice Strategies, a national policy and research center.
By Cara Tabachnick
The American Bar Association is exploring new ways to address how Hispanics are treated by courts, police and immigration authorities.
By Edith Brady-Lunny
How measures to tackle corrections spending are portrayed in the media makes a crucial difference—as Illinois discovered.
After following 1,354 serious juvenile offenders ages 14–18 (184 females and 1,170 males) for 7 years after their conviction, a new study "Pathways to Desistance", releases some surprising findings.
TCR at a Glance
March 7, 2014
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are twice as likely as their straight peers to be detained for a variety of off...
March 6, 2014
Apathy and cynicism about politicians, fed in part by an anti-government political culture, is making it harder to combat corruption and ...
March 5, 2014
The White House proposal emphasizes criminal justice reform, but an election year budget fight means no proposal is guaranteed to pass
new & notable March 4, 2014
A Canadian Press report details the expensive burden of violent crime, particularly on victims
q & a March 3, 2014
Rutgers criminologist Todd Clear believes the “relentless punitive spirit” of America’s incarceration policies is final...
February 28, 2014
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers released yesterday three tutorial videos for journalists seeking to cover the crimin...
February 27, 2014
New Yorkers are still waiting for the city's new administration to comply with a law requiring the release of up-to-date crime data