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.
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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
q & a September 2, 2014
It’s time for the players in the U.S. justice system to collaborate on fixing mistakes—instead of blaming each other when thi...
August 29, 2014
A program in Maine helps the violent mentally ill get treatment instead of going to prison. Can similar programs balance treatment, civil...
new & notable August 28, 2014
Programs that regularly test and promise repercussions for drug offenders have had significant success, according to a new study from the...
new & notable August 27, 2014
A new paper by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and two other leaders in policing and legal advocacy calls for a systemic over...
August 26, 2014
South Carolina is among the top ten states in deaths from domestic violence. But it’s not alone in its failure to address what some...
August 25, 2014
A new book explores why California leads the way in the nation’s harsh penal policies, and how it might also provide a template for...
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...