Nearly half of youths in containment experience theft and almost a third are threatened or beaten, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
In the year after the Rockefeller drug laws were repealed, the rate of felony offenders sent to drug treatment rose sharply, reports the Center for Court Innovation
By Cara Tabachnick
A few states—such as New York—are expanding orders of civil protection and establishing special courts for teens at risk from abusive relationships. Youth advocates say more should follow suit
By Ted Gest
DOJ's long-awaited 'Vision 21' Report proposes a 'radically different' approach for dealing with crime victims
Governments often use cyber security to justify repressive restrictions, a Council on Foreign Relations task force warns
In a survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 10 percent of youths in juvenile facilities said they were sexually victimized
The ramifications of a Supreme Court decision allowing law enforcement to collect DNA from arrestees will vary from state to state, according to a recent study
A new interactive graphic by the non-profit Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice demonstrates a shift toward community programs
Students are significantly less likely to suffer physical violence at school than they were 20 years ago, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
By Cara Tabachnick
A New York City task force finds that minority youth are disproportionately impacted by school discipline processes that expose them to the criminal justice system—often for minor infractions
TCR at a Glance
new & notable November 27, 2015
The incarceration rate for women in the U.S. is twice the rate of China and nearly four times as high as Russia's, researchers found.
new & notable November 26, 2015
In some cases, defendants may claim that they were following rules and complying with technical regulations—or they did not realize...
commentary November 25, 2015
The Justice Department has played a major role since 1994 in forcing police to reform. How do we measure its achievements?
new & notable November 24, 2015
As states begin to implement criminal justice reforms, judges and prosecutors will likely start to use risk and needs assessment informat...
November 21, 2015
The authors of the Paris attacks now lead global groups whose criminal activities are the ‘life blood’ of terrorism, says a l...
November 20, 2015
Local political races and smarter policing are key to justice reform, a Washington conference is told.
November 19, 2015
Sen. Gary Peters tells criminologists meeting in Washington that the odds are improving for a "top to bottom" review of the justice system.