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 August 22, 2014
"Mere contact" with the criminal justice system can cause long-term financial instability, according to a new paper from the John Jay Col...
new & notable August 21, 2014
The placement rates of black and Hispanic youth in juvenile facilities far outpace the placement rate of white youth, according to a new ...
August 20, 2014
Common consumer products often have outdated safeguards against hackers, according to research that will be presented this week at a San ...
August 19, 2014
A special reporting project finds gun control advocates are making headway as a fierce battle gets underway to influence November’s...
q & a August 18, 2014
The militaristic approach to crowd control used in Ferguson PD threatens Constitutional guarantees of peaceful assembly, says former NIJ ...
new & notable August 15, 2014
A study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved finds the effects of having an incarcerated family member during child...
new & notable August 14, 2014
A Bureau of Justice Statistics report finds growing Hispanic metropolitan communities experience more violence than small and well-establ...