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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.

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TCR at a Glance

Caviar’s Last Stand

special report August 1, 2014

How the international caviar underground ended up in the Ozarks

Caging Kids ‘Like Animals’

July 29, 2014

Civil rights groups ask DOJ to investigate San Diego County youth facilities after probe of pepper spray abuses

Merging Family and Drug Courts

new & notable July 25, 2014

London's court for parents who abuse drugs and alcohol uses specially-trained judges and multi-disciplinary teams, according to a report ...

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