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Please visit the Reports to the General Assembly for a complete list of reports of the Crime Commission. To order print copies of reports please contact the Legislative Bill Room at 804-786-6984.

 

The Crime Commission announces the release of the following report:

 Virginia Pre-Trial Data Project Preliminary Findings

 

2020 Reports

Document No. Title
 RD 42

 2019 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

2019 Reports

Document No. Title
 RD 247

Virginia State Crime Commission 2018 Annual Report

 RD 45

2018 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

 

Fingerprinting of Defendants

 

Study Highlights

Annual Report:  Fingerprinting of Defendants

 

Virginia Pre-Trial Data Project and Pre-Trial Process 

 

Study Highlights

Annual Report:  Virginia Pre-Trial Data Project and Pre-Trial Process

 

Sex Trafficking in Virginia

 

Study Highlights

Annual Report:  Sex Trafficking in Virginia

 

Mass Killings and Gun Violence Report

 

Virginia Pre-Trial Data Project Preliminary Findings

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2018 Reports

Document No. Title
RD 207

Virginia State Crime Commission 2017 Annual Report

RD 37

2017 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

 

Admissibility of Prior Inconsistent Statements

 

Study Highlights

Annual Report:  Admissibility of Prior Inconsistent Statements

 

Decriminalization of Simple Possession of Marijuana

 

Study Highlights

Annual Report:  Decriminalization of Simple Possession of Marijuana

 

DNA Databank:  Expansion of Misdemeanor Crimes

 

Study Highlights

Annual Report:  DNA Databank: Expansion of Misdemeanor Crimes

 

Pretrial Services Agencies

 

Study Highlights

Annual Report:  Pretrial Services Agencies

 

Update: Asset Forfeiture

 

Annual Report:  Asset Forfeiture Update

 

Update: Restitution

 

Annual Report:  Restitution Update

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2017 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 180

Virginia State Crime Commission 2016 Annual Report

RD 27

2016 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

 

Capital Cases: "Mental Retardation" Terminology

 

Cigarette Trafficking Update

 

Habeas Corpus: Restrictions, Deadlines and Relief

 

Restitution: Collection Practices and Extension of Probation

 

Search Warrants

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2016 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 193

 Virginia State Crime Commission 2015 Annual Report

RD 28

 2015 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

 

Asset Forfeiture

 

DNA Notification Project Update

 

Illegal Cigarette Trafficking Update

 

Missing Persons/Search and Rescue Update

 

Stalking

 

Statute of Limitations for Sexual Crimes Against Minors

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2015 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 165

Virginia State Crime Commission 2014 Annual Report

RD 51

2014 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

SD 7

Missing Persons and Search and Rescue

SD 8

Juvenile Records - Confidentiality and Expungement

 

Barrier Crimes

 

Digital Impersonation and Harassment

 

DNA Notification Project Update

 

Expungement of Juvenile Records

 

Human Trafficking and Juvenile Prostitution

 

Illegal Cigarette Trafficking Update

 

Law Enforcement Lineups

 

Reproduction of Child Pornography

 

Sexting

 

Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Service Agency Funding

 

Special Conservators of the Peace and Private Police Departments

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2014 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 181

Virginia State Crime Commission 2013 Annual Report

RD 49

2013 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

 

Admission of Prior Sex Offenses

 

Child Sexual Abuse

 

Consensual Sexual Conduct between School Personnel and Adult Students

 

Forced Prostitution

 

Illegal Cigarette Trafficking

 

Joint Motion for Writ of Actual Innocence

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2013 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 144

Virginia State Crime Commission 2012 Annual Report

SD 5

Illegal Cigarette Trafficking

 

Consent for Forensic Sexual Assault Exams

 

Financial Exploitation of Incapacitated Adults

 

Law Enforcement Training Academies

 

Reorganization of the Concealed Weapons Statute

 

Texting While Driving

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2012 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 153

Virginia State Crime Commission 2011 Annual Report

RD 9

2011 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

 

Animal Abuser Registry

 

Barrier Crimes

 

Cyberbullying 

 

Death and Rape Investigations by Campus Police 

 

Disclosure of Juvenile Records 

 

Domestic Abuser Registry 

 

Inherent Authority of Courts to Defer and Dismiss 

 

Medical Fraud Control Unit Investigators 

 

Protective Orders 

 

Reckless Driving 

 

Reporting of Missing Children 

 

Sex Offender Registry 

 

Soliciting a Minor to Enter a Vehicle

 

Unrestorably Incompetent Defendants

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2011 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 137

Virginia State Crime Commission 2010 Annual Report

RD 22

2010 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

 

Familial DNA Searching

 

Indecent Liberties and Prostitution Offenses Involving Children

 

Law Enforcement Emergency Response/Pursuits 

 

Law Enforcement Lineups 

 

Law Enforcement Officers Procedural Guarantee Act 

 

Protective Orders 

 

Synthetic Marijuana "Spice" 

 

Transfer and Certification of Juveniles 

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2010 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD 134

Virginia State Crime Commission 2009 Annual Report

RD 19

2009 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

SD 7

False Identification Cards (SJR 363, 2009)

SD 8

Hospital Emergency Room Violence (SJR 358, 2009)

RD 48

Restorative Justice

 

Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators

 

Expungement of Criminal Conviction Records

 

Hospital Violence 

 

Juvenile Justice; Transfer and Certification 

 

Melendez-Diaz 

 

Sex Offender Registry 

 

Sexting 

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2009 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD157

Virginia State Crime Commission 2008 Annual Report

RD71

Virginia State Crime Commission 2008 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

HD12

HJR 113 (2008) Final Report: Study of Virginia's Juvenile Justice System

 

Animal Control Officers

 

Capital Murder of Firefighter 

 

Deferred Disposition 

 

Gang Statutes 

 

Grand Larceny 

 

Gun Show Loophole 

 

Juvenile Justice 

 

Killing of a Newborn Baby 

 

Misdemeanor Arrest 

 

Sale of Items Prohibited from Use

 

Writs of Actual Innocence 

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2008 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD179

Virginia State Crime Commission 2007 Annual Report

RD36

Virginia State Crime Commission 2007 Interim Executive Summary of Activities

HD10

House Joint Resolution 136: Juvenile Justice Study Special Executive Summary

RD45

Virginia State Crime Commission Final Report of the Illegal Immigration Task Force

 

Animal Control Officers

 

Confidentiality of Juror Information 

 

First Responder Authentication Credentials 

 

Gang Statutes 

 

Illegal Immigration 

 

Juror Disqualification 

 

Juvenile Justice 

 

Lawrenceville Correctional Center 

 

Mandatory Minimum Crimes 

 

Methamphetamines 

 

Restrictions on Sex Offenders 

 

"Romeo and Juliet" Laws 

 

Virginia Prisoner Re-entry Policy Academy 

 

Y-STR DNA Testing 

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2007 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD134

Virginia State Crime Commission 2006 Annual Report

HD4

Effectiveness of Existing Punishments and Recommendations for Additional Remedies for Driving While Intoxicated

HD5

Need for Additional Institutional Programming for Sex Offenders at the Department of Corrections

SD6

Monitoring of Sex Offenders in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

HD6

Animal Control Officers in the Commonwealth

HD7

Virginia Juvenile Justice System

 

Capital Murder

 

Castration of Sexually Violent Predators 

 

Human Trafficking

 

Indecent Liberties 

 

Juvenile Interrogation 

 

Sex Offenders on School Property 

  Special Conservators of the Peace 

2006 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD314

Virginia State Crime Commission 2005 Annual Report

SD14

SJR 451 Final Report: Study of Crawford and Booker Cases

HD36

HJR 122 Final Report: Study on Campus Safety

HD38

HJR 225 Final Report: Study on Commonwealth's Attorneys

HD40

HJR 573 Final Report: Study of Criminal Gangs

RD80

Sex Offender Task Force Report

RD89

Death Penalty for Juvenile Offenders

RD275

Dog Attacks in Virginia

RD276

Videotaped Statements of Child Victims

RD277

Embracery

RD278

Use of a Communication System to Facilitate Offenses Involving Children

RD279

References in the Code of Virginia to "Feebleminded"

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2005 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD89

Virginia State Crime Commission 2004 Annual Report

HD40

Report on Mistaken Eyewitness ID

HD42

Interim Report: Study on Campus Safety

HD43

Interim Report: Study on Commonwealth's Attorneys

RD52

Writ of Actual Innocence Based on Non-Biological Evidence (21 Day Rule)

RD75

Proposed Revision of Title 18.2, Code of Virginia

RD61

Guardian Ad Litems

RD62

Division of Forensic Science

RD64

Murder by Lying in Wait as a Capitol Offense

RD74

Virginia Prisoner Litigation Reform Act

RD77

Computer Crimes Act

 

2005 Sex Offender Task Force Report (PDF)

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2004 Reports

Document No.

Title

RD89

Virginia State Crime Commission 2004 Annual Report

HD13

Study of Bail Bondsmen and Bounty Hunters

HD15

The Reorganization and Restructuring of Title 18.2

SD9

Treatment Options for Offenders Who Have Mental Illness or Substance Abuse Disorders

SD13

Indigent Defense Commission

RD31

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

RD40

Definition of a family or Household Member

RD41

Felony for Nonsupport; Penalty

RD43

Restitution

RD44

Unrestorable Incompetent Defendants

RD45

Year-and-a-Day-Rule

RD46

Procedures Involved with Protective Orders

RD47

Restoration of Civil Rights

RD48

Assault and Battery Against a Family or Household Member

RD49

Capital Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer

RD50

Mistaken Identify

RD51

Protective Orders in Dating Relationships

RD52

Writ of Actual Innocence (21 Day Rule)

RD53

Facial Recognition Technology by Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies

RD54

Atkins v. Virginia

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2003 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD11

Interim Report: Indigent Defense Commission

SD12

Conservators of the Peace

HD19

Sentencing of Misdemeanor Offendors

HD21

Interim Report: Study of Bail Bondsmen and Bounty Hunters

RD46

Procedures Involved with Protective Orders

RD48

Assault & Battery Against a Family or Household Member

RD49

Capitol Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer

RD50

Mistaken Identity

RD51

Protective Orders in Dating Relationships

RD52

Subpoena Duces Tecum

RD53

Facial Recognition Technology by VA Law Enforcement

RD54

Atkins v. Virginia

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2002 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD23

Drug Interdiction and Drug Law Enforcement

SD25

Studying Treatment Options for Offenders Who Have Mental Illness or Substance Abuse Disorders

HD31

Study of School Security Officers

HD32

Indigent Services in Virginia

RD31

Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

RD43

Study of Restitution

RD44

Unrestorable Incompetent Defendants

RD45

Applicability of the Year-and-a-Day Rule

RD47

Restoration of Civil Rights

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2001 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD29

Personalized Handguns

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2000 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD48

Personalized Handguns

HD93

Enhanced Emergency Telecommunications Systems

HD95

"Hotspot" Communities

HD96

Courtroom Security in Domestic Relations Cases

HD112

Chronic Traffic Offenders/DWI

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1999 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD26

Alternative Means of Sanctioning Habitual DUI Offenders

SD29

Megan's Law

SD30

Civil Commitment of Violent Sexual Offenders

HD59

Victim Notification Systems

HD60

Capital Representation of Indigent Defendants

HD64

Criminal History Record Checks for Volunteer and Contract Service Providers

HD69

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Notice and Hearing Process

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1998 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD34

"Megan's Law" or Community Notification for Sex Offenders

SD35

Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund

HD63

Hate Crimes

HD65

The Need for a Lay Medical Investigator System

HD66

The Use of Home Electronic Incarceration in Virginia

HD67

Alternative Means of Discouraging Shoplifting

HD78

Substance Abuse Services for Offenders in Virginia

HD81

Staffing Needs and Levels Within the Department of Corrections and a Reevaluation of Retirement Benefits of Probation and Parole Officers and Correctional Officers

HD82

Capital Construction Practices of the Department of Corrections

HD83

Training and Arrest Powers of Sheriffs

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1997 Reports

Document No. Title

SD9

Restorative Justice in Virginia

HD30

The Study of Youth Gangs in Virginia

HD38

Study on Methodology Used to Protect Virginia's Prison Population

HD39

Correctional Officer Issues

HD40

"Megan's Law" / Community Notification of Sex Offenders

HD41

Inspectors General / State Internal Auditor

HD42

Non-sworn Personnel in Sheriff's Offices

HD46

Cost Effectiveness of Public Defender Offices

HD47

Paying Inmates for Work During Incarceration

HD48

Community Participation in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing Process

HD62

Admissibility, Reliability and Interpretation of DNA Evidence

HD63

Funding of Regional Criminal Justice Training Academies

HD66

First-Time Drug Offender Statute § 18.2-251

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1996 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD20

Sex Offender Treatment Service in Virginia

HD26

Staffing Needs in Virginia's Prisons

HD27

Correctional Program Standards in Virginia's Prisons

HD28

Virginia's Law on Handgun Purchase Limits

HD31

Community Corrections Programs

HD38

Juvenile Records Retention Study

HD39

Specially Appointed Police Officers

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1995 Reports

Document No.

Title

HD30

Improvements to Criminal Justice System

SD30

Court Services for Drug Offenders

SD31

Feasibility of Establishing a State Bureau of Narcotics

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1994 Reports

Document No.

Title

SD34

Criminally Negligent Homicide

SD35

Law Enforcement Training and Officer Decertification

HD50

Virginia's Criminal Justice System

HD51

Police Accountability

SD52

Feasibility of a Drug Court Pilot Project in Virginia

HD54

A Study of the Current and Future Needs for Programs Providing Substance Abuse Treatment for Inmates

HD69

Alternatives to Incarceration

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1993 Reports

Document No.

Title

HD24

Special Needs and Conditions of Incarcerated Women

HD25

Police Officers' Bill of Rights

HD26

Improving Family and Community Ties of Incarcerated Persons

SD28

Law Enforcement Training

HD49

Fees Assessed for Services Performed by Sheriffs

HD50

Good Conduct Allowances for Prisoners in Local Correctional Facilities

HD54

Feasibility of Implementing Locally Operated Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders

HD65

Urban Violence and Business Premises Liability

HD10

Victims and Witnesses of Crime

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