Joe Domanick, an award-winning investigative journalist and author, is Associate Director of the CMCJ and West Coast Bureau Chief of The Crime Report. His latest book is Cruel Justice: Three Strikes and the Politics of Crime in America’s Golden State. His previous book, To Protect and Serve: The LAPD’s Century of War in the City of Dreams, won the 1995 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Non-Fiction Book. Domanick has contributed articles and essays to magazines and newspapers across the U.S., including over 50 criminal-justice related op-ed pieces for the Los Angeles Times. From 1999 through 2001, Domanick hosted a twice-weekly radio show on news and current affairs on radio station KPFKFM (Pacifica Radio Network).
From 1999-2012 he taught journalism at the School of Journalism at USC Annenberg’s School for Communication and continues to freelance. He is currently working on his latest book, Road to Reckoning: The Collapse and Reformation of the LAPD, to be published by Simon & Schuster in the Fall of 2013. Domanick holds graduate degrees in social science from Hunter College, CUNY; education and sociology from Columbia University and broadcast journalism from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism. He is based in Los Angeles, California.