The Crime Report
In her new book Finding Fernanda, journalist Erin Siegal investigates years of corruption in international adoptions between Guatemala and the United States.
Full article: Babies for Sale
Some religious groups like to keep civil authorities out of their lives. But kidnapping, sexual abuse, domestic violence and murder don’t discriminate.
Full article: Keeping The Faith
A new book on health care fraud paints a grim picture of a crime that affects us all, and usually goes undetected.
Full article: “Throw Crooked Health Care Providers in Prison”
A new book and a civil suit have re-focused scrutiny on how New York City police and prosecutors managed to convict the wrong people in one of America’s most notorious rape cases.
A John Jay College professor explores whether laws that severely restrict the lives of thousands of sex offenders actually keep us safer.
Full article: Are We Being Smart About Sex Offenders?
New Jersey legalized medical marijuana 15 months ago, but so far, not a single patient has been able to legally access the drug. What happened?
Full article: In The Weeds
Two decades of “zero-tolerance” school discipline policies may have done more harm than good. Is there a better alternative?
Ten years ago, a prisoner finishing a seven-year term in a northern New York State prison sent an e-mail to John Jay College professor (and former New York investigative journalist) Greg Donaldson asking whether the professor would like to tell his story. The result was one of this year’s most unusual books: Zebratown: The True Story of a Black Ex-Con and a White Single Mother in Small-Town America.
Full article: How One Ex-Con Tried to Become an “Every Day Joe”
Thousands of rape kits go untested every year – but that’s not the only reason why so many rapes are never solved.
Full article: Is Rape a “Crime Without Consequence?”