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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

What 'Ferguson Effect'?

new & notable February 5, 2016

Despite speculation that police anger over anti-cop protests following the 2014 killing of an unarmed young black man by a white police o...

'Locked Up and Shipped Away'

new & notable February 2, 2016

The number of inmates transferred to private prisons outside their home states decreased by about 3,000 in the last two years, but for-pr...

‘Baby Steps’ Toward Open Courtrooms?

January 28, 2016

TCR readers overwhelmingly support allowing cameras into court proceedings. But at the federal level, few judges are heeding public opinion.