Joe Domanick

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joedomanickheadshotsmallJoe Domanick, West Coast Bureau Chief of The Crime Report, is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. He has been an adjunct lecturer in journalism at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication, and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Justice and Journalism in Los Angeles.  Joe is Associate Director of John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice, and  serves as a juror for the annual John Jay-Harry Frank Guggenheim Awards for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting.

In 2009, Joe coordinated  the Pew/CMCJ state seminar program for journalists on sentencing, corrections and re-entry. In 2010-2011, he was coordinator of the special CMCJ workshop on California’s Three Strikes Law.  He is the author of several books, including Cruel Justice: Three Strikes and the Politics of Crime in America’s Golden StateTo Protect and Serve: The LAPD’s Century of War in the City of Dreams (which won the 1995 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Non- Fiction Book.) Domanick’s feature articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The New York TimesLos Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Los Angeles, CA  with his wife. His email is

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