Stephen Handelman, Editor-in-Chief
Steve Handelman is the Editor-in-Chief of The Crime Report. A former columnist, foreign correspondent and senior writer for Time Magazine and The Toronto Star, his articles and op-eds have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and academic journals around the world, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent (UK), and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of Comrade Criminal: Russia’s New Mafiya (Yale University Press), the first account of the rise of organized crime in post-Soviet Russia, which was on The New York Times Notable Books of the Year list. In a follow-up book, Mr. Handelman unraveled the Soviet bio-weapons program in Biohazar (Random House). Currently, he is the director of Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and managing editor of Americas Quarterly.
Ted Gest, News Editor
Ted Gest is the editor of “Crime and Justice News” for The Crime Report. He also writes a blog for the site. Gest covered the White House, Justice Department, Supreme Court, and legal/justice news during a 23-year career at U.S. News & World Report. A native of St. Louis, Gest began his career at the Post-Dispatch. Currently, he is the founder and president of Criminal Justice Journalists.
Cara Tabachnick, News Editor
Cara Tabachnick is the editor of the “Inside Criminal Justice” and “New and Notable” sections for the Crime Report. She has freelanced for Newsday in New York City and Long Island, and has written for Newsweek, the New York Post, UPI, Atlanta magazine and AM New York, among others. Currently, she is the Deputy Director of Center on Media, Crime and Justice.
David Krajicek, Contributing Editor
David Krajicek is a contributing editor to “Criminal Justice News” and other sections of The Crime Report. He was a crime reporter at newspapers in Omaha and Iowa and was police bureau chief of the New York Daily News. He writes “The Justice Story” for the Daily News and contributes to other publications. He is the author of a nonfiction book, Scooped! Media Miss Real Story on Crime While Chasing Sex, Sleaze and Celebrities (Columbia University Press). Publication of his first novel, “Poovey’s Grove,” is pending.
Julia Dahl, Contributing Editor
Julia Dahl has been a freelance writer since 2002. Her articles have appeared in Salon, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Marie Claire, Seventeen, and Guernica, among others. She spent three years as a reporter on the city desk at the New York Post and is a long-time instructor at Mediabistro. Julia has been the recipient of a grant from the Nation Institute Investigative Fund and a John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim fellowship for criminal justice journalism.