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David Krajicek

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David J. Krajicek is co-editor of Crime & Justice News and a contributing editor of The Crime Report. He writes “The Justice Story,” a weekly true crime feature, for the Sunday New York Daily News, where formerly worked as police bureau chief. Krajicek cofounded Criminal Justice Journalists, a national association of reporters and editors. His books include Murder, American Style: 50 Unforgettable True Stories About Love Gone Wrong(2010, News Ink Books), with content drawn from his work for the Daily News; True Crime: Missouri—The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases (2011, Stackpole Books)and Scooped! Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze and Celebrities (1999, Columbia University Press). His latest true crime book,Death by Rock 'n' Roll, will be released in 2011 by CrimeScape/Rossetta Books, a new Kindle Singles imprint. His writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice and the Manchester (U.K) Guardian. He holds degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Columbia University, where he spent the 1990s as a journalism professor. A native Nebraskan, Krajicek lives in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York and on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

TCR at a Glance

ACLU: Women in Solitary Face 'Unique Harms'

new & notable April 24, 2014

Rules governing the use of isolation should note differences between women and men, according to a new policy brief by the American Civil...

How Teens' Outlook on Life Impacts Crime

new & notable April 21, 2014

Youth who believe they'll live a long time are more likely to take seriously the consequences of committing crime, according to a new stu...

Smack Madness

April 16, 2014

Have the media and policymakers overblown the latest heroin “epidemic?”