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New FBI Data: Violent Crime Still Falling
2018 drop extends decades-long trend, but rapes rise for sixth straight year
Two Friends Were Found Guilty of the Same Murder. Only One Is Free.
His co-defendant was acquitted based on new evidence, but prosecutors are still fighting to keep Andrew Krivak in prison.
I Set a Defendant Free And Got Blamed When He Raped Someone
A judge explains how he decides whether to release a defendant before trial without bail — and how it can go bad.
Katie's father went to prison for raping her and her brothers. It was an unthinkable crime that broke her family apart. So why couldn't she remember it?
The DNA Tests That Came Too Late to Save Two Men
Percell Warren and Nathaniel Epps died while fighting a rape conviction — but their battle still goes on.
How Easy Would It Be to Recall the Judge in the Brock Turner Case?
A high-profile sexual-assault case provokes demands for pulling the judge off the bench, but such a remedy is rare.
Some of Our Best Work of the Past Year
From David Simon's Baltimore anguish to elite police fraternities to teens behind bars.
Penny Beerntsen, the Rape Victim in ‘Making A Murderer,’ Speaks Out
“My testimony sent an innocent person to prison…. I absolutely wanted the earth to swallow me.”
Miami’s Notorious Jail Fights Back Against Rape
A 5-year turnaround is cited as a model of prevention.
A Brutal Crime, Often Terribly Investigated
“An Unbelievable Story of Rape” by The Marshall Project and ProPublica underscored the need for improving rape investigations. Here’s how.
Digg Dialog Recap: How Not To Handle A Rape Investigation
Missed the discussion? Here are the highlights.
Join Our Discussion: How Not To Handle A Rape Investigation
Thursday at 12:30 PM, The Marshall Project and ProPublica are hosting a Digg Dialog on how police should handle rape allegations.
An Unbelievable Story of Rape
An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That’s where our story begins.
The Possibly Coerced Confession at the Heart of the Bite Mark Case
Re-assessing a videotaped interrogation.
Where Rape Goes Unnoticed
The Prison Rape Elimination Act is making its way into state prisons, but what about all those county jails?
When Rape Allegations Are in Doubt
What research tells us in the wake of the Rolling Stone controversy.