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.
A special report prepared by Criminal Justice Journalists and the John Jay Center on Media, Crime and Justice.
Access Covering Criminal Justice (Sentencing, Corrections and Reentry) handbook here.
TCR at a Glance
June 20, 2013
It defies logic that in a country like the United States, a firearm can be purchased with no record of the transaction, and no review of ...
q & a June 20, 2013
Former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton was asked to study the Oakland CA police department after mounting controversy over the department’s...
new & notable June 19, 2013
A new report — called for by President Barack Obama in response to the Newtown rampage — examines efforts to develop new gun ...
new & notable June 18, 2013
Law enforcement needs to resolve the long-running dispute between supporters of evidence-based policing and practitioners of experiential...
June 17, 2013
U.S. cops are increasingly using micro cameras to record their daily activities—and defend themselves, if necessary, against charge...
new & notable June 14, 2013
Intimate partner violence found to be leading cause worldwide of non fatal injuries to women, according to an international study of orth...
new & notable June 13, 2013
Nearly half of youths in containment experience theft and almost a third are threatened or beaten, according to the Office of Juvenile Ju...