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

Man appeals conviction after dismissal of potential juror who said system is ‘rigged’ against black men

By , Globe Staff

Recognizing racial disparities in criminal justice is not an opinion, an attorney says. “It’s a fact, and no one should be excluded from jury service for believing in what is basically the truth.”

After allegations of theft at Winchester church, a youth minister asked questions. Now, he may lose his job

By , Globe Staff

Police and the FBI looked into allegations of theft at St. Mary’s in Winchester. No one was charged, and a youth minister was placed on leave when he asked about it.

DA candidate Rachael Rollins hailed nationally, but locally her plan not to prosecute petty crimes alarms some

By , Globe Staff

Rachael Rollins, the first black woman to win the Democratic nomination for Suffolk DA, has received national attention. But locally, one of Rollins’s major campaign proposals has raised skepticism and even alarm in legal and law enforcement circles.

Immigrants suffered under Trump’s family separation policy. The government should compensate them, a lawsuit says

By , Globe Staff

The lawsuit is believed to be the first claim for compensation for the more than 2,500 children taken from their parents under a policy from President Trump.