Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials say.
By Hope Yen, Calvin Woodward, Associated Press
Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. Here's a look at the president's claims in the…
You've been arrested and you have a choice: Take your chances in court, or plead guilty and go home with time served and a criminal record? Which do you choose?…
By Malcolm Brabant
A brutal murder of a 15-year-old girl in Southern Germany has placed the country's open-door immigration policy under intense scrutiny. In addition, a new government-sponsored study found that violent crime rose in one state by 10 percent in two years,…
By Renata Konrad and Andrew C. Trapp, The Conversation
Human trafficking occurs in every country in the world, generating an estimated U.S. $150 billion annually in illegal profits. There is an opportunity to use the bits of information we can get on the distribution of victims, traffickers, buyers and…
By William Isaac, Andi Dixon, The Conversation
New research argues predictive policing tools reinforce, rather than reimagine, existing police practices, which could lead to further targeting of communities or people of color.
By Alanna Durkin Richer, Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
Sessions continued to push his tough-on-crime agenda to law enforcement officials in Richmond, where one such effort had its origins.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.
By The Conversation
Analysis suggests immigration has a crime-suppressing effect. In other words, more immigration equals less crime.
By Courtney Norris
If Roof is convicted, the Justice Department plans to seek the death penalty.
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