Interested in joining the Crime Scene team?

CrimeScene.com has been investigating murder and mayhem in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, since 1995.

All jobs listed here are telecommute-only and require you to have a reliable Internet connection.

We currently have the following openings:

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Interested in writing for Crime Scene?

We're looking for talented writers with killer instincts.

Crimescene.com has been investigating murder and mayhem in Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, since 1995.

Our writers create the interview transcripts, witness biographies, evidence reports and all the other documents that go into making a Crime Scene case.

Think you have what it takes to join our team?

The writers we're looking for:

  • Can write in different styles from interviews/scripts to news coverage to detailed evidence reports.
  • Are proficient at collaborating with other writers and experts to develop case scenarios.
  • Enjoy writing both as part of a team and independently.
  • Have excellent English grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.
  • Are adept at research, including providing relevant source info to fact checkers when asked.
  • Excel at completing assignments efficiently and meeting deadlines.
  • Have a reliable internet connection to access case resources and staff discussions, all of which are exclusively online.

If you're interested, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us what you can bring to the table. Please include two writing samples (e.g., a short scene from a screenplay or script, a short excerpt from a novel or short story, etc.).

Crime Scene writers are paid for their work. Compensation is DOE.

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Refunds for memberships are available at the following rate.

  1. If requested within the first 10 days, a full refund is granted. 
  2. If requested after 10 days and before 60 days, a pro-rated refund will be given for each remaining full month.
  3. No refunds after 60 days.  

Refund requests must include a username and password.

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Privacy Statement for Crime Scene

Updated May 25, 2018

Crime Scene has created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for crimescene.com.

Information Gathering and Usage

We use your IP address ONLY to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer and secure  our website.

When you register for an account at crimescene.com, we ask for contact information such as your name and email address. Your contact information is used ONLY internally and to contact you when necessary, and it will not be shared. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the Choice/Opt-Out section below.

Crimescene.com collects the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email and information submitted through voluntary activities such as participation in contests or surveys. This contact information is used ONLY to contact you when necessary. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the Choice/Opt-Out section below.

Crimescene.com also collects aggregated, anonymous user data regarding website usage. The user data we collect is used to improve Crimescene.com and the quality of our service. We only collect personal data that is required to provide our services, and we only store it insofar that it is necessary to deliver these services.

Crimescene.com contains links to other sites. Crime Scene is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


Your Data

Crime Scene uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run Crimescene.com. Although Crime Scene owns the databases and all rights to Crimescene.com content, you retain all rights to your data.

We will never share your personal data with a third party without your prior authorization, and we will never sell data to third parties.

We process data inside of the United States.

We transfer data with third parties necessary to our ability to provide our services, all of whom are GDPR-compliant and provide the necessary safeguards required if they are outside of the EU.


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Crime Scene makes site comments, chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information you disclose in these areas is public. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

 

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Crime Scene has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

All data and information transmitted with Crimescene.com is secured by SSL protocol.

 

This website uses Google AdWords

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You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.

 

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You may opt-out of receiving communications from Crime Scene at any time using any of the following methods.

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  2. Send postal mail to: Crime Scene, 3602 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Contacting Crime Scene

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of Crime Scene, or your dealings with Crime Scene, contact:


Tom Arriola

Crime Scene

3602 N 16th St

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Voice 623-565-8573

Fax 602-274-7280

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Changes

If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes. Only data collected from the time of the policy change forward will be used for these new purposes.

If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.

Crime Scene features fictional crime cases in a unique combination of interactive fiction and gaming.

Each week, Yoknapatawpha County detectives post evidence from the current case.

You are invited to participate in the investigation by reviewing the presented evidence and offering your theories and questions to the detectives and other web sleuths.

What's the difference between paid and free participation?

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Viewers

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Participate in discussion with other web sleuths   Yes Yes
Comment on case documents   Yes Yes
Receive weekly Case Newsletter by email   Yes Yes
Access case evidence as soon as it's available     Yes
Ask questions and get answers from our investigators     Yes
View solutions to previous cases     Yes
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How do I become a Case Detective?

You may become a Case Detective at any time during an investigation by clicking the Join Now! link provided in Subscribe section of the menu at the top of each case page. We accept credit cards and PayPal.

Get instant access to subscriber-only features and content when you pay online with our secure server.

If you feel the hours of entertainment you receive from the Crime Scene are not worth the money you paid, we will refund your money. Details here.

How does Crime Scene work?

To participate, examine the case evidence. Information is posted every weekday, organized into categories of Interviews, Evidence, Biographies, and Press.

Use the links provided on the main case menu and on the right side of each case page to move between categories and view the different pieces of evidence.

Some of the items you'll see include witness interviews, forensic analysis reports, and evidence photos.

Use the comments to communicate with your fellow web sleuths. Pose your questions, view others' theories, and share your thoughts about the case.

Do you have a theory about how or why the crime was committed? Who should be the prime suspect? What clues should the detectives follow next and what evidence do they need to gather?

Crime Scene investigations are propelled by input from the viewers, so everyone's contribution is helpful.

To discuss theories with other Crime Scene participants, you must register as a Case Officer (Free Subscription) or a Case Detective (Paid Subscription). Once you've signed up, you can comment on case documents and collaborate with your fellow web sleuths.

In addition, Case Detectives can interact directly with our investigators in the Ask the Detective area, available exclusively to paid subscribers.

Crime Scene is a community of web sleuths who enjoy sharing ideas and theories. Everyone wins the Crime Scene as the participants work together to refine theories and narrow down clues to ultimately reveal the culprit.

Where is this Yoknapatawpha County?

Yoknapatawpha County was created and immortalized by the legendary William Faulkner. The fictional county includes Faulkner's own hometown of Oxford, Mississippi and surrounding areas.

 

Want to work with Crime Scene?
Check out the currently available
Crime Scene jobs.

 

Thanks for your interest and welcome to the Crime Scene!

Det. Murphy

Weekly Updates

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Contact

Crime Scene
3602 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Voice (623) 565-8573
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