The Crime Society's background is currently unknown, but they appear to be evil doppelgangers of the Justice Society of Earth-2 (similar to the Crime Syndicate's paralleling the Justice League). However, their large roster is not strictly limited to counterparts of known Justice Society members.
The Crime Society later encountered and fought the Challengers (consisting of Donna Troy, Jason Todd, Kyle Rayner, and Bob the Monitor) and the Jokester. After the Challengers and the Jokester escape to another universe, the Crime Society were offered a place among Monarch's trans-dimensional army. The Crime Society then fought on Earth-51 and battle the Monitors. When Superboy Prime subsequently caused the destruction of Earth-51's reality, it is unknown if any of the Crime Society somehow survived the devastation.
- Geoff Johns sidebar in Wizard Magazine #189:"A world full of evil dopplegangers of Earth-2. I'd wager they have an annual team-up with the Anti-Matter Earth's Crime Syndicate as the Justice Society had a team-up with the Justice League back in the day."
- 15 Appearances of Crime Society (Earth-3)
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- Team Gallery: Crime Society (Earth-3)