10 Best Articles on Crime

The most useful articles on crime from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Crime Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on crime by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. Bandits are losing interest in robbing banks, as some crimes no longer pay
  2. A Crime Beyond Belief - The Atavist Magazine
  3. Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in…
  4. Rethinking Prison as a Deterrent to Future Crime
  5. Police built an AI to predict violent crime. It was seriously flawed

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on crime—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on crime.

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We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Crime, including:

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The Intercept

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The Atlantic

Exploring the American idea through ambitious, essential reporting and storytelling. Of no party or clique since 1857. http://theatlantic.com

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