The Crime Report's Top Newsmaker of 2015 is Black Lives Matter

The Crime Report's Top Newsmaker of 2015 is Black Lives Matter

The Crime Report's Top Newsmaker of 2015 is Black Lives Matter

The "Black Lives Matter" movement, with its focus on issues of police brutality, was the dominant criminal justice news story of 2015, according to a reader survey conducted by John Jay College's Center on Media, Crime and Justice (CMCJ). Results of the survey were published Dec. 9 in The Crime Report, an online publication of the CMCJ. Readers identified the Top 10 justice-related stories of the year, covering such themes as domestic terrorism, the death penalty, sentencing reform and mass shootings, among others.

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About The Crime Report: The Crime Report (TCR) is the nation’s most 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.