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Understanding Crime started in 2006 and has just returned from a prolonged hiatus with renewed purpose.

Understanding Crime helps you create news that paints a bigger picture, one that creates understanding. It doesn’t matter if you’re a journalist, citizen, academic, lobbyist, student, or practitioner. In the era of Internet news, you’re involved. In the weeks and months ahead, the site’s coverage will include the following kinds of content:

  • Resources for understanding crime statistics.
  • Articles written in everyday language about new research conducted by academics.
  • Reading lists that point readers to valuable information about topics as varied as gun regulation, the War on Drugs, crime statistics, and data visualization.
  • Teardowns of crime news stories.
  • Posts that track the release of new research and the ensuing news coverage.

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