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The Crime Report (TCR) is the nation?s only comprehensive news service covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the U.S. and abroad. Staffed by working journalists in New York, Washington and Los Angeles, it is published daily through the year by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. TCR?s prizewinning coverage includes investigative reports by the some of the nation?s most accomplished reporters; analysis, blogs and commentary by leading criminologists, practitioners, law enforcement/corrections professionals, and legal experts; reports on new and cutting-edge research; and daily summaries of the most important criminal justice news, issues and developments covered by the national and international press. It is a collaborative effort by two national organizations that focus on encouraging quality criminal justice reporting: the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, the nation?s leading practice-oriented think tank on crime and justice reporting, and Criminal Justice Journalists, the nation?s only membership organization of crime-beat journalists.
TCR brings the best and most current usable knowledge available from a variety of criminal justice specialties and preoccupations under one roof as a `one-stop shopping? resource.
- The Resource Guide, still under development, is organized into 13 major topic issues and numerous subtopics.
- The regularly updated Directory contains lists of experts and organizations for criminal justice media and scholars.
- More than 20,000 criminal justice news and resource articles and reports are available on the site.
- The Conferences section is a portal to material from CMCJ conferences and workshops on emerging criminal justice topics, including a collection of articles by CMCJ Reporting Fellows, conference podcasts and videos, transcripts of talks by participants, and commissioned research and statistical reports. The Resources For Journalists section contains case studies and guides for reporting on the courts, sentencing, gun violence and many other criminal justice areas.
- The Calendar of Events lists key upcoming conferences, workshops and other events, on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
- Other features: Readers can follow ?trending searches? and ?most e-mailed? items to track the most current issues. Our Interactive Community forums and Legislative Tracker, both also still under development, aim to provide moderated and unmoderated discussion areas on current issues of interest.
This resource has been made available by UMSL's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.