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
new & notable December 9, 2013
Parolees commit new crimes at significantly lower rates than inmates who serve full sentences, according to a new study by the Pew Charit...
commentary December 6, 2013
New York’s newly designated Police Commissioner has transformed U.S. policing during a long, successful career. He’ll soon be...
December 5, 2013
Honor killings, usually associated with traditional cultures in Asia and the Middle East, should be on the radar of law enforcement here,...
December 4, 2013
A leading former-Muslim women’s activist warns ‘honor violence’ incidents are increasing in the U.S
new & notable December 4, 2013
Pimp-controlled sex and domestic servitude were the most widely reported forms of trafficking between 2007 and 2012, according to the Pol...
December 3, 2013
Report issued today says 'tunnel vision' by investigators has led to past errors
December 2, 2013
The Crime Report presents vignettes from a recent visit to the Midtown Community Court in Manhattan, which pioneered diversionary sentenc...