The Crime Report

Babies for Sale

The Crime Report, November 21, 2011

In her new book Finding Fernanda, journalist Erin Siegal investigates years of corruption in international adoptions between Guatemala and the United States.

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Keeping The Faith

The Crime Report, August 30, 2011

Some religious groups like to keep civil authorities out of their lives. But kidnapping, sexual abuse, domestic violence and murder don’t discriminate.

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“Throw Crooked Health Care Providers in Prison”

The Crime Report, June 3, 2011

A new book on health care fraud paints a grim picture of a crime that affects us all, and usually goes undetected.

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The Central Park Jogger Case: A Lesson on Wrongful Convictions

The Crime Report, May 26, 2011

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.

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Are We Being Smart About Sex Offenders?

The Crime Report, May 9, 2011

A John Jay College professor explores whether laws that severely restrict the lives of thousands of sex offenders actually keep us safer.

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In The Weeds

The Crime Report, April 12, 2011

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?

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The Talking Cure: Keeping Kids Out Of The Juvenile Justice System

The Crime Report, February 17, 2011

Two decades of “zero-tolerance” school discipline policies may have done more harm than good.  Is there a better alternative?

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How One Ex-Con Tried to Become an “Every Day Joe”

The Crime Report, December 1, 2010

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.

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Is Rape a “Crime Without Consequence?”

The Crime Report, November 7, 2010

Thousands of rape kits go untested every year – but that’s not the only reason why so many rapes are never solved.

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Prop 19: The Day After

The Crime Report, November 6, 2010

However Californians vote on Nov 2, pot policy in the state will still be in a legal haze.

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