crime journalist


Crime journalists research and write articles about criminal events for newspapers, magazines, television and other media. They conduct interviews and attend court hearings.

Alternative label

  • crime and defence correspondent

  • forensic journalist

  • crime reporter

  • crime writer

  • investigative journalist

  • crime and critical events journalist

  • senior crime journalist

  • crime & critical events journalist

  • crime correspondent

  • crime & defence correspondent

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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