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 July 24, 2014
A National Institute of Justice flyer argues that the certainty of punishment, rather than severity, deters crime
new & notable July 23, 2014
New York, New Jersey and California have outpaced the nation in decarceration and violent crime decline, according The Sentencing Project...
new & notable July 23, 2014
An American Journal of Public Health survey of homeless and unstably housed women in San Francisco finds a majority experience emotional,...
new & notable July 22, 2014
The investigations and trials of alleged would-be terrorists are often rife with abuse, according to Human Rights Watch, an advocacy group
July 21, 2014
Expanded protection of young offenders could cost states federal aid if they don't comply
July 19, 2014
Hackers and free speech activists gather in New York to denounce what they call unprecedented government efforts to prosecute leakers
new & notable July 18, 2014
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that government spending on indigent defense steadily dropped from 2008 to 2012