Stories about wrongful convictions open our eyes to systemic injustices in the U.S. court system. Maurice Chammah, a staff writer at The Marshall Project, compiles his recommended longreads within the genre.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Pamela Colloff, Jordan Smith, James Ross Gardner, Michelle Dowd, and Jaya Saxena.
Diligent reporters revisit the histories of two conmen, and how their actions have risked others’ lives in the balance.
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year. Here is the best in crime reporting.
The Best of 2019 series is made up of guest-curated collections across food, sports, music, investigative reporting, science & nature, and other categories. Contributing writers and editors to these lists include Deborah Blum, Pamela Colloff, Danielle A. Jackson, Morgan Jerkins, Emily Raboteau, Sam Riches, Helen Rosner, Matthew Salesses, Mayukh Sen, Michael W. Twitty, and more.
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in crime reporting.
“I am leaving this state very soon, and it’s filled me with the kind of ache for understanding that so often accompanies a goodbye, a sense that I can never know quite enough.”
This week, we’re sharing stories from Jennifer Gonnerman, Evan Allen, Britni de la Cretaz, Jen Banbury, and Gordon Edgar.
Pamela Colloff took the same 40-hour course that is the sum total of the training many blood spatter experts claim… and it did not inspire confidence in the reliability of this particular forensic “science.”
Despite what “Law & Order: CSI” tells us, blood spatter patterns don’t necessarily hold all the keys to a crime scene.