2013 aggregation of documents and background perspectives on the emerging controversy over the Justice Department’s decision to review phone records of Associated Press reporters.
2013 study from Columbia University demonstrating the importance of parole boards and their effectiveness in reducing recidivism.
2013 review of several studies and reports that provide data and insight into the issue of U.S. workplace violence.
2013 study in Public Opinion Quarterly showing trends in public sentiment over time with regard to immigration.
2013 study from George Washington University noting that stereotypes against Muslims and Muslim-Americans persist and examining the nature of these general attitudes.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine possible positive and negative outcomes of violent video game play.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in the United States and abroad.
2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics on the demographics of both victims and offenders of sexual violence over time.
2013 review of relevant research on guns in the United States. Featuring detailed findings from a 2012 study from Arizona State University, Phoenix, and the University of Cincinnati published in Crime and Delinquency on the effectiveness of U.S. gun violence reduction policies.
2013 study in Injury Prevention evaluating the relationship between the strength of state gun laws and criminal offenders’ acquisition of firearms.
2012 study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on how increased policing in Brazil’s favelas can lead to economic benefits and decreased inequality.
2010 study from Baylor University and Texas Wesleyan School of Law on the economic consequences involved in enforcing immigration laws.
2012 study in the Journal of Economic Geography on how street robberies cluster in certain areas, and why.
Literature review of studies relating to various aspects of mass shooting/murder incidents in United States schools.
2010 study from the University of Sydney and St. Vincent’s Hospital (Darlinghurst, Australia) published in Schizophrenic Bulletin on the link between homicidal behavior and early untreated schizophrenia.
2012 study from Michigan State University published in Justice Quarterly on the diffusion of homicide clusters in a low-income city.
2012 report from the Department of Justice on the rate and nature of federal immigration violations.
2012 in Pediatrics on a rise in the incidence of serious child abuse cases in the United States.
2011 study in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice on higher levels of hate crimes in places of increased immigration.
2012 study in Journal of Public Administration Research about variation in local enforcement of immigration laws.
2012 paper from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago and Harvard University on defendant race and unequal sentencing decisions.
2012 review of research studies on violent and transnational crime and its broader social impacts in the developing world.
2011 study in the American Journal of Criminal Justice comparing gun availability and homicide rates across nations.
2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the potential relationship between the long-term use of marijuana and declines in IQ scores.
2012 Pew Center on the States report on the U.S. incarceration rates, strategies and costs from 1990 to 2009.
2012 paper from Texas A&M on how “stand your ground” laws affect rates of violence in states.
2012 study from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University on the impact of an arrest on a teen’s educational trajectory.
2010 study from Harvard and the University of Copenhagen about the relationship between rates of public corruption and available legal resources.
2012 paper from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about the dynamics of transparency and the geographical location of state capitals.
2009 study in Maternal and Child Health Journal on high rates of domestic violence against urban female teens.
2012 study by Duke University published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics on the racial competition of a jury and criminal court outcomes.
2012 report published in Psychological Science on physical exertion and the credibility of eyewitness reports.
2008 Justice Department report on the effectiveness of citizen policing programs.
2009 paper published in the American Sociological Association on links between lynching and contemporary hate crimes.
2009 study in the journal Criminology on the racial makeup of neighborhoods and trends in racial profiling.
2011 reports from the U.S. Department of Justice with census of imprisoned and paroled persons.
2012 report from the University of North Carolina on the nature and number of U.S. terrorism incidents and convictions.
2011 paper in Human Rights Review on international efforts to address the problem of human trafficking.
2012 report from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society on state and federal anti-bullying laws.
2012 report by City University of New York, The University of California-Irvine and Nova Southeastern University on how criminal confessions can taint supporting evidence.
2012 study published in Violence Against Women journal on the effectiveness of sexual-registry laws on preventing sexual assaults and aiding investigations.
Report by Rice University seeks to identify demographic trends among persons suspected of ties to Islamic extremist activity.
Federal government-sponsored research on prescription drug abuse by adolescents in 2010.
2011 report from the U.S. Department of Justice on 2010 capital punishment statistics.
2011 study from Fordham Law School on the influences fueling prison population growth in the United States since 1980.
2010 study in the Journal of Law and Human Behavior on false confession rates.
2011 paper in The American Law and Economics Review on youth curfews and crime rates.
2009 study in Clinical Psychology Review on global prevalence of sexual abuse.
2011 United Nations report on rates of homicide per capita around the world.
2011 study followed the employment opportunities of 29,560 paroled inmates who had served between 3 months and 4 years in prison for a range of violent and non-violent crimes.
2011 report from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs on major drug-transit and drug-producing countries and current U.S. policy responses.
Papers and reports on emerging issues relating to technology and telecommunications, monopoly, and legal intervention
2011 study by the University of California, Berkeley, and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Software Development Technologies on the techniques of malware distributors.
2011 paper by the Stanford Graduate School of Business on the predictive power of “deceptive language” used during corporate conference calls.
2011 report by the National Institute of Justice on neglected evidence problems in sexual assault cases nationwide.
2012 roundup of academic studies on right-wing extremist movements, with history and context
Report by Office of National Drug Control Policy on trends in “meth” use and law-enforcement efforts
2011 report by the National Institute of Justice on the effectiveness and safety of Tasers and other conducted energy devices
2011 report from federal oversight agency on crimes and costs involving undocumented persons.
2011 study by UC San Diego and UC Berkeley on strategy for disrupting the infrastructure on which spam advertising is based.
2010 report by federal agencies on background profiles and life experiences of young people in custody.
Study by Pepperdine University on prosecutorial procedures and the death penalty
2011 report by U.S. Department of Justice on crimes involving human smuggling, forced labor and prostitution
2009 report by University of Minnesota, U.S. Department of Justice on extent of sex crimes in America.
2002 report by the World Health Organization on frequency of sexual violence globally.
Study in the American Journal of Sociology on gender differences and outcomes of housing relocations
2011 study for the Transportation Research Board on link between fuel prices and alcohol-related car accidents
2011 study by the Vera Institute of Justice on the potential benefits of treating criminals under 18 as juveniles and not as adults
2002 study published in the American Journal of Public Health on the relationship between firearm-ownership rates and homicide rates
2011 study by the Migration Policy Institute on the state and local enforcement of the federal 287(g) section of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.
2010 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on the relationship between childhood self-control and its consequences later in life
2009 RAND Corporation study on the disparities between Latino and African-American males and their white counterparts.
Paper by the Harvard Medical School examining whether treating children and adults with mental health illnesses could reduce crime.
2009 Duke University and the University of Maryland study looking at school characteristics that influence the level of crime.
2010 RAND Corporation paper on the estimates of the cost of crime and the effectiveness of police force in combating it.
2007 paper on the effectiveness of incarceration-based drug treatment in reducing drug relapse and recidivism.
2009 National Bureau of Economic Research paper on the relationship between early exposure to violence and later problems such as substance abuse and delinquency
2005 Harvard University study on the effectiveness of "hot spot" policing strategies
2006 metastudy on the effect of prison education programs on recidivism and post-incarceration employment rates.
2009 meta-analysis of studies on the effectiveness of surveillance cameras against crime