African American youth in VA are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system as compared to their white counterparts, found a new study from the University of Virginia.
By Susan Tebben
Kentucky is facing up to one of its biggest drug problems.
By Ted Gest
Nearly six years after the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act was enacted, the U.S. Justice Department is beginning to penalize many of the states that have failed to follow its provisions.
By Ronnie Hurtado
Ronnie Hurtado, a lifer from Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, CA. shares his thoughts.The letter was originally published by The Beat Within, a juvenile justice system writing workshop, which has generously allowed The Crime Report to share.
By Gregory Gilderman
An exclusive, inside look for The Crime Report at how heroin makes it from Philadelphia’s inner city to the suburbs.
By Ted Gest
A blue-ribbon panel of national scholars inaugurates a major project to study why U.S. incarceration rates are among the world’s highest.
The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation, a group of 30 major agencies and experts, has come together to create a plan preventing the exploitation and abuse of children.
By Lisa Riordan Seville
The Crime Report and the Lloyd Sealy Library at John Jay College of Criminal Justice launch a collaboration examining the history of crime and punishment.
By David S. Barry
The city has launched a new initiative to combat one of the nation’s highest murder rates. The key to success: tougher prosecution of illegal gun possession.
Hundreds of children are held around the world in secure and remote detention facilities, according to a new report by the The International Detention Coalition (IDC), which has formed a coalition to stop the detention of children.
TCR at a Glance
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...
special report October 20, 2014
A content analysis of 6 US papers raises questions about the quality of justice news coverage
new & notable October 17, 2014
A study of one South Bronx (N.Y.) youth diversion program finds significant benefits for both participants and the community
October 16, 2014
A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute provides guidance for police on conducting stops without harming community rel...