Leading press observers deliver a mixed verdict on media coverage of crime and justice in 2013
An archive of academic and public policy research, compiled by The Center on Race, Crime and Justice at John Jay College.
Criminal Justice Journalists looks at how the press covered the biggest crime and justice stories of 2012.
Crime Drop? How Data-Driven Reporting Fueled an Investigation of the Milwaukee Police Department’s Flawed Data
In 2008, the Milwaukee Police Department began reporting significant declines in crime under new Chief Ed Flynn, sworn in on January 7 that year. Like many modern law enforcement executives, Flynn had arrived on a promise of a data-driven approach to police department management. He said he should be held accountable for the city’s crime statistics.
By David J. Krajicek and Debora H. Wenger
As criminal justice journalists try to cope with the 24/7 pressures of a transforming media industry, how do they maintain credibility?
Criminal Justice Journalists looks at how the press covered the biggest crime and justice stories of 2011-2012.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., April 15 to apply for the 17th annual
Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism honoring distinguished coverage in
2010 of children, youth and families. First-place winners receive $1,000;
Categories include newspaper, video, magazine, audio, multimedia and
photojournalism. First-place winners will also be considered for the
America's Promise Journalism Awards for Awareness, which pay $5,000.
For more info, visit http://www.journalismcenter.
Crime Reporting Case Study Scripps Howard News Service "Murder Mysteries: Investigating America's Unsolved Homicides" (An Online Investigation)
A four-part series on the problem of illegal guns published in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press in December 2010 was awarded third place for investigative reporting by the Michigan AP Editorial Association.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable March 12, 2014
The underground sex economy accounts between $39.9 million and $290 million in just eight American cities, according to a new Urban Insti...
new & notable March 11, 2014
A Microsoft Research and University of California-Irvine study of social media use in some of Mexico's most violent cities reveals increa...
q & a March 10, 2014
The director of an Oscar-nominated film about a WW2 vet who spent his final days in a prison hospice discusses his documentary in an excl...
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