Report: Federal White Collar Prosecutions at 20-Year Low

A steady decline in the prosecution of federal white collar crimes during the last 20 years has continued under the current presidential administration, according to a report by the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). Researchers analyzed thousands of case records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the overall decline began during former President Bill Clinton's tenure. White collar crime includes cases ranging from health care fraud to violations of tax, securities, federal procurement and other […]

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Criminal Justice in 2014: The Stories That Really Counted

What were the most significant criminal justice stories and trends of 2014? Which person had the most significant impact? In a year overshadowed by the unfolding tragedy of Ferguson, the country came face to face with long-festering issues that challenged some of our principal institutions of justice—police, prisons, courts—as well as our core principles of fairness and equity. For The Crime Report's fourth annual year-end feature, TCR staff, columnists and contributors have come up with a preliminary list of the […]