Founder & Editor, Investigative Journalist
Damion Moore an investigative journalist currently working on a book currently titled Collateral Damage: The anti-Human Trafficking Industrial Complex, which focuses on the human trafficking hysteria, reality, facts and myths. Damion is the founder of American Crime Journal
Damion D. L. Moore
Damion Moore is an investigative reporter and founder of American Crime Journal. He attended East Aurora High School in Aurora, Illinois, and attended Waubonsee Community College. He majored in Criminal Justice with a focus on Juvenile Delinquency and Forensic Science.
Born and raised by a single mother and grandmother in Aurora, Illinois, Damion’s personal experience with gangs, drugs and violence has given him incredible insight into the gritty reality of crime, that lacks the “flash, romance and glitter” that’s deeply rooted in American crime mythology and gun culture today.
Those experiences, in conjunction with the lack of integrity and accountability in the true crime community served as inspiration for American Crime Journal.
“I’m a realist. I take an evidence based approach when it comes to case analysis”
“You must see reality for what it is, not what you want it to be.“
He worked as a security consultant and remains an advocate for victims of domestic violence.
Damion is currently working on an upcoming series titled, Collateral Damage: The anti-Human Trafficking Industrial Complex. This compelling project aims not only to enlighten the public with authentic human trafficking survivor stories, but also skillfully guides us through the intricate evolution of ’80s and ’90s stranger danger and satanic panic hysterias, revealing their intertwining and transformation over the past four decades. Through a keen analysis, Damion examines the profound impact of reality TV, politics, and religion on the genesis of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, culminating in the unsettling contemporary perception of sex trafficking. With a masterful blend of historical context and insightful commentary, Damion sheds light on the distorted lens through which we now view this pressing issue.
American Crime Journal was launched in 2018, and since been cited and appeared in dozens of mainstream news publications, broadcasts, TV shows and podcasts.