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 December 19, 2014
The nation's population of people under supervision of the corrections system decreased by 0.6 percent in 2013, according to the Bureau o...
new & notable December 18, 2014
A new study finds startling parallels in firearms-related deaths since 2003
Year In Review December 17, 2014
Readers select a whistleblower who went public with a scathing critique of the government’s $9 billion settlement with JPMorgan Cha...
q & a December 17, 2014
Alayne Fleischmann, the JP Morgan whistleblower selected as The Crime Report’s 2014 Newsmaker of the Year, says the U.S. still hasn...
new & notable December 16, 2014
There are 16 conviction integrity units in the country, six of which were launched in the last year, according to a report by the Center ...
new & notable December 15, 2014
A survey of inmates in Ohio and Kentucky finds certain violent crimes are probably more prevalent than officials realize
new & notable December 12, 2014
More than eight in 10 respondents to a national poll said juvenile offenders should not be sent to corrections facilities