Women in Crime Ink

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Women in Crime Ink
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Women in Crime Ink is an American daily crime aggregated blog founded on March 10, 2008 as "a well of thoughts on crime and media issues from women criminal justice professionals and authors."[1] The site offers original content and coverage of crime, media, books, literature, high-profile criminal cases and crime news.


Women in Crime Ink has featured commentary and analyses of crime and media events by journalists, criminal justice professionals and TV personalities, including: Pulitzer prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum; legal analyst Anne Bremner; criminal profiler Pat Brown; forensics specialist Andrea Campbell; true crime author and novelist Kathryn Casey (Sarah Armstrong Mystery series); Emmy award-winning TV news magazine producer Lisa R. Cohen; TV journalist and host Diane Dimond; former police officer and commentator Stacy Dittrich; true crime author and mystery novelist Diane Fanning; legal analyst Susan Filan; body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass; clinical psychologist and author Michelle Golland; former prosecutor Holly Hughes; crime analyst Sheryl McCollum; prosecutor Donna Pendergast; author, former prosecutor and TV legal analyst Robin Sax; criminal defense attorney Katherine Scardino; true crime author and journalist Cathy Scott; newswoman Michelle Sigona; psychotherapist and anger counselor Gina Simmons; and investigative specialist Donna Weaver.[2]


Of the six original founders, including Vanessa Leggett, a writer jailed by the U.S. Justice Department for protecting sources for a book about murder victim Doris Angleton, three remain. They are Brown, Pendergast and Weaver.

In June 2009, editor Becky Bright with the Wall Street Journal called Women in Crime Ink "a blog worth reading."[3] And National Public Radio's host Ira Flatow discussed the blog on the air in May 2010 with Deborah Blum.[4] The Bishop Accountability organization cited as well as reprinted a 2008 Women in Crime Ink article about Rev. Gilbert Gauthe and the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic diocese of Savannah.[5]

In May 2010, the social networking blog Betty Confidential republished a Women in Crime Ink post written by Kathryn Casey about the beating death of University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love.[6] The blog was also cited in 2008 in an LA Weekly blog for a prison story involving Susan Atkins, a Manson follower.[7]

In 2008, Scared Monkeys Radio's "The Dana Pretzer Show" hosted a "Women in Crime" edition by featuring "the ladies of Women in Crime Ink."[8]


  1. ^ Campbell, Andrea (March 12, 2008). "News release announcing new Women in Crime Ink blog, March 10, 2008". Crimespace.ning.com. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  2. ^ PR.com news release: "Exciting News from Women in Crime Ink," July 28, 2010
  3. ^ Bright, Beckey (June 2, 2009). "''Wall Street Journal'' article, featuring Women in Crime Ink blog". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "NPR transcript, "Science And Crime Mix In 'The Poisoner's Handbook"". Crime-and-justice-news.newslib.com. May 30, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  5. ^ BishiopAccountability.org, Rev. Gilbert J. Gauthe
  6. ^ "Reprint of a Women in Crime Ink article on Betty Confidential, May 2010". Bettyconfidential.com. June 23, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  7. ^ Pelisek, Christine (December 29, 2008). "Is It Helter Skelter for Manson Girl Susan Atkins?". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  8. ^ ""The Dana Pretzer Show" on Scared Monkeys Radio, "Women in Crime,"". Scaredmonkeys.com. May 6, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2010.

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