Maria Cramer

Maria Cramer covers the criminal justice system, including federal and state courts. She has worked at the Boston Globe since 2004. Since that time, she has covered the suburbs, Boston Police, and breaking crime stories. She was one of the lead reporters in an award-winning, five-part series about the Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood of Boston. In 2013, she was part of the metro staff that covered the Boston Marathon bombings and would win the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. In 2016, she spent a year on the Spotlight Team working on the series, “The Desperate and the Dead,” which was named a Pulitzer finalist.

Latest stories

ICE arrest at Suffolk court rankles new DA

By , Globe Staff

Rachael Rollins, the new Suffolk district attorney, is blasting ICE for arresting an undocumented immigrant in a Boston courthouse, saying such practices scare off victims and witnesses.

Former Insys CEO pleads guilty to bribery scheme

By , Globe Staff

Michael Babich’s chief sales executive hired attractive, but inexperienced sales representatives to sway doctors into prescribing Insys’s highly addictive fentanyl spray, even to those who did not need it.

An officer tased a bipolar patient. Did he violate a law protecting the disabled?

By , Globe Staff

The US Circuit Court of Appeals is examining what constitutes reasonable force against a person with mental illness after Athol police used a Taser on a woman.

Kevin Spacey’s lawyers: Encounter was ‘mutual and consensual flirtation’

By , and , Globe Staff

Lawyers for Kevin Spacey Monday said the man at the center of a criminal sexual misconduct charge against the actor has made “patently false” allegations.