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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

Five Things About Deterrence

new & notable July 24, 2014

A National Institute of Justice flyer argues that the certainty of punishment, rather than severity, deters crime

The ‘War’ Against Whistleblowers

July 19, 2014

Hackers and free speech activists gather in New York to denounce what they call unprecedented government efforts to prosecute leakers

Indigent Defense Spending Stalled

new & notable July 18, 2014

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that government spending on indigent defense steadily dropped from 2008 to 2012