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.
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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
January 30, 2015
Community workers in Phoenix take a pro-active approach to battle high recidivism rates of offenders with mental health problems
January 29, 2015
As the Super Bowl looms, critics debate whether the league’s new Personal Conduct Policy goes too far—or not far enough
new & notable January 27, 2015
Violent and property crimes decline in all major categories, according to the federal agency’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime...
January 26, 2015
The complexities of the legal system and the broad powers given to police make it harder to crack down on errant officers, lawyers say
January 22, 2015
Electronic license plate readers are a new surveillance tool for law enforcement. Privacy advocates say the public deserves access to the...
new & notable January 21, 2015
New York saw a 35 percent increase in the number of defendants diverted to treatment after 2009 reforms, according to the Vera Institute ...
new & notable January 20, 2015
New York is one of just two states that tries 16- and 17-year-old defendants as adults