Posted on June 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Crime novelist John Fram, like many of us, has done some reflection about injustice in the United States, his complicity in it, and his responsibility for helping fix it.

And he’s come to an uncomfortable conclusion: that white crime writers need to rethink their relationship and depiction of police.

Fram explores the changing attitude of crime fiction toward police — in the early years, it was far more skeptical, he says, but has since shifted — and makes suggestions for change in a column in the New York Times.

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