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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? 
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TCR at a Glance

When Policing Goes Wrong

commentary November 25, 2015

The Justice Department has played a major role since 1994 in forcing police to reform. How do we measure its achievements?

Sentencing Reform: Lessons from 10 Counties

new & notable November 24, 2015

As states begin to implement criminal justice reforms, judges and prosecutors will likely start to use risk and needs assessment informat...

The Islamic State’s Crime Connection

November 21, 2015

The authors of the Paris attacks now lead global groups whose criminal activities are the ‘life blood’ of terrorism, says a l...