Crime, Justice, the Media (and Donald Trump)

Urban violence, police shootings, the opioid epidemic, and a tense political campaign dominated criminal justice coverage during 2016. How did the coverage measure up? And what was overlooked? As journalists gathered in NYC for this year’s John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, TCR published our annual press review.

‘Crowdsourcing Murder’: An Ex-Journalist’s Data Project

Thomas Hargrove’s Murder Accountability Project has assembled case details on 638,454 homicides from 1980 through 2014, including 23,219 cases that hadn’t been reported to the FBI. Anyone with statistical analysis software, available free online, can start looking, across jurisdictions, for serial killers.