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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

Gun Wars

August 19, 2014

A special reporting project finds gun control advocates are making headway as a fierce battle gets underway to influence November’s...

Why ‘Shock and Awe’ Policing Fails

q & a August 18, 2014

The militaristic approach to crowd control used in Ferguson PD threatens Constitutional guarantees of peaceful assembly, says former NIJ ...

How Incarceration Affects Family Health

new & notable August 15, 2014

A study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved finds the effects of having an incarcerated family member during child...

Behind the Courthouse Door

August 12, 2014

A DOJ-funded project to examine how well county courts perform gets a trial run in Wisconsin—with revealing results.