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.
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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
commentary November 26, 2014
The official rollout of the grand jury decision left a lot to be desired
commentary November 25, 2014
Why did the killing of a young black man by a police officer capture our attention—and challenge the national conscience?
November 24, 2014
Obama calls for restraint, while declaring a 'deep distrust' exists between police and communities of color across the U.S.
November 24, 2014
Criminologists are playing a greater role, but there's still a long way to go, experts say
November 21, 2014
Officials talk about the issue, but no sweeping action has been taken, criminologist Michael Tonry told the American Society of Criminolo...
new & notable November 21, 2014
A series of justice reinvestment reforms in North Carolina have created a more efficient system, according to a report by the non-profit ...
new & notable November 20, 2014
Laws that allow concealed weapons in public are associated with higher rates of aggravated assault, rape, robbery and murder, according t...