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
new & notable October 17, 2014
A study of one South Bronx (N.Y.) youth diversion program finds significant benefits for both participants and the community
October 16, 2014
A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute provides guidance for police on conducting stops without harming community rel...
new & notable October 15, 2014
An examination of recorded interrogations of teenagers, published in the journal Law and Human Behavior, finds many incriminate themselve...
q & a October 13, 2014
The FBI’s ‘Silicon Valley’ approach to the hunt for the Unabomber set the template for catching lone wolf terrorists, a...
new & notable October 10, 2014
U.S. based companies have been hit hardest by the skyrocketing costs of cyber attacks, according to an annual study sponsored by Hewlett-...
new & notable October 9, 2014
Mortality rates in jails increased by 8 percent in 2012, according to an annual report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics
new & notable October 8, 2014
A review in the journal Addiction, of 20 years of research, finds "consistent associations" with certain negative outcomes