A new report from the Vera Institute examines the persistent problem of overcrowding in the Los Angeles County Jail, the world's largest jail system.
By Ted Gest
Crime policy remains a highly partisan issue in the halls of Congress. This month, the Senate failed to include a national criminal justice study commission in a federal appropriations bill when Republicans almost unanimously opposed it. The proposed commission got 57 votes, so it's not dead, and the arguments advanced by both sides are worth examining.
A new report from Brown University illustrates how varying state laws regulating firearms impact interstate gun trafficking patterns.
By Cara Tabachnick
As school administrations and local authorities struggle for responses to Internet victimization, some U.S. teens are taking matters into their own hands.
A new report suggests that looking for ways to save money throughout our justice system could actually lead to improved outcomes.
A new paper says the roots of the recent riots in England go far deeper than "gang culture."
By Joe Domanick
California scholar Franklin Zimring explains why New York City’s sustained crime decline offers a useful model for other cities.
By Jazmine Ulloa
Shipping Mexican cartel bosses to the U.S. for prosecution could be a recipe for more violence.
What will American police forces look like in 20 years? A new book examines how things like biometrics, information-sharing and supercomputing will change how police do their job.
San Francisco residents’ locally alternative incarceration policies save state taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in prison costs every year, found a recent policy brief by Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable July 23, 2014
New York, New Jersey and California have outpaced the nation in decarceration and violent crime decline, according The Sentencing Project...
new & notable July 23, 2014
An American Journal of Public Health survey of homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco finds a majority experience emotional,...
new & notable July 22, 2014
The investigations and trials of alleged would-be terrorists are often rife with abuse, according to Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group
July 21, 2014
Expanded protection of young offenders could cost states federal aid if they don't comply
July 19, 2014
Hackers and free speech activists gather in New York to denounce what they call unprecedented government efforts to prosecute leakers
new & notable July 18, 2014
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that government spending on indigent defense steadily dropped from 2008 to 2012
July 17, 2014
An analysis of the state legislation passed in 2013, conducted by the non-profit Vera Institute of Justice, finds states are eschewing "t...