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 gather in NYC today for this year’s John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, TCR publishes our annual press review.

America’s Oldest Crime Victims

As the U.S. population ages, scams and other frauds against the elderly have become a focus of law enforcement. But many victims fall through the cracks because of the uneven way elder abuse is reported, investigated and prosecuted around the country.

Changing the “Culture of Policing”—One Recruit at a Time

The New York Police Department’s new approach to training is embodied in a $950 million facility that includes a gym and Olympic-sized pool. Will it become a model for the nation? TCR launches a special series profiling the new generation of cops who the NYPD hopes will change the face of policing in New York.

How Connecticut became a model for prison reform

Behind the walls of the Osborn Correctional Institution stands a laboratory for one of the most aggressive experiments in criminal justice reform currently underway in the United States. Under the stewardship of Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, Connecticut has seen its prison population fall to a 20-year low, while rates of reported violent crime have plummeted.

Cops, Trump and the Threat to Police Reform

Fundamental change in American policing can’t co-exist with the mindset that the President-elect and allies like Jeff Sessions, the attorney general-designate, are bringing to the justice portfolio, Unless local agencies take the lead, that could spell more trouble in the streets.

The Law and Order President

Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory raises questions about the future of the federal justice policy reform agenda advanced by a bipartisan coalition over the past several years.