Understanding Crime

Crime news that paints a bigger picture

Don’t miss Understanding Crime’s relaunch


I’m so glad that you’ve found your way here. Understanding Crime is on hiatus, so I want to be able to stay in touch so that you don’t forget about us and don’t miss out on anything. After I tell you a little about the site, I’ll ask you to sign up for the email list so that we can stay connected.

I started the blog back in 2006 and have focused on criminological and criminal justice research. Unfortunately, it’s been a side project that received sporadic attention. Now that I have more time on my hands, I’m going to change that.

Understanding a problem is the foundation for effective solutions. That’s something I firmly believe, so when we relaunch, Understanding Crime will be a resource for those who are working to understand crime or help others understand crime. The site’s coverage will include the following kinds of content:

  • Articles that are 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.
  • Tutorials that will teach things like finding quality scholarly sources, getting started with social media, sorting out who the “experts” are on any given topic, and just about anything that will help you understand crime yourself or help you help others.

Sign up below to get a launch announcement and to be notified of new content. After signing up, you will also receive a link to old content so that you can see what the site has been like up until recently.


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