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
new & notable September 23, 2014
Most victims of serious violent crime experience emotional or physical symptoms for more than a month, according to the federal Bureau of...
special report September 22, 2014
Lax federal enforcement is aggravated by states’ willingness to let corporate violators off the hook, critics say
new & notable September 19, 2014
Almost no research has been conducted into the effectiveness of Geographic Information Systems by police, according to a new Sam Houston ...
September 18, 2014
The nation's violent crime rate fell slightly last year, possibly signaling a return to a decades-long trend, according to the U.S. Burea...
special report September 17, 2014
Despite impressive achievements, the 1974 Act left key problems unsolved. An important start would be Congressional re-authorization.
September 16, 2014
Total behind bars remains over 2 million, driven by tough sentencing laws in many states
new & notable September 15, 2014
Laws that restrict access to public services for former inmates may relate to lower rates of return to prison, but there's incomplete dat...