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Writers Guidelines

Pitching to The Crime Report


The Crime Report needs writers who are able to translate the latest criminal justice research  and trends into concrete information that will help our readers gain deeper understanding of how the system works.
 
To become a writer for The Crime Report, pitch us fresh, unexpected, controversial and/or informative story ideas.


Make sure to first search our site (www.thecrimereport.org) to see if we have covered the story you’re proposing to write.
 
What to include in your pitch:

  • What’s the scope and structure of the article?
  • What’s the broader context to your story? 
  • Who are you planning to interview?
  • How is this story relevant to our readers? 
  • A brief bio and any clips.

Please use the contact page to locate the correct editor.

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?”