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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

Stress in Prison

April 17, 2015

This essay, by an inmate at San Quentin State Prison in California, was originally posted in The Beat Within, a justice system writing wo...

You Can’t Live Here

April 16, 2015

Do residency bans and other tough measures on sex offenders work? The evidence suggests they are counterproductive—and some states ...

Emergency Rooms and Gun Violence

new & notable April 10, 2015

How patients use the emergency room is a big predictor of future gun violence, found a new report in the journal Pediatrics.

Report: CA Traffic Fines Drive Inequality

new & notable April 9, 2015

Millions of Californians have lost their licenses due to punitive fees and fines, according to a new study by several legal aid and civil...