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Crime and Crime Prevention is a challenge for every government and society. Learn more about how governments deal with crime, criminals and crime prevention.

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6 of the World's Greatest Missing Treasures

It seems impossible to lose something so valuable, but it has been done -- more than once. See our list of the world's greatest missing treasures, including The Amber Room and Pharaohs' Missing Treasure.


Women Have Been Vanishing for Decades on Canada's Highway of Tears

Who has been kidnapping and killing the indigenous women along Highway 16 in British Columbia? See more »

Why Are Mandatory Minimum Sentences Popular Again?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to reinstate mandatory minimum prison sentences. But do they really deter future criminals, or do they proportionately affect certain groups instead? See more »

Study Pinpoints Best Strategy to Address Past Crimes in a Job Interview

A new study examines how former offenders should — and should not — speak about a history of incarceration. See more »

Can the Government Access Data on Electronic Devices in Checked Luggage?

The TSA can open your checked bags at an airport. But how deep can they dig into electronic devices they find inside? See more »

How Solitary Confinement Works

The U.S. has thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement. But experts are now saying it does more harm than good. See more »

Gun Violence Spreads Through Social Networks Like an Epidemic, Study Shows

According to new research, shootings pass from person to person like a contagious disease. See more »

A Fire Hose May Stop a Riot. A Water Cannon Will

Should you ever find yourself in the middle of a protest, you're going to want to avoid being targeted by one of these 'less-lethal' weapons. See more »

10 of the World's Most Prolific Serial Killers

Some serial killers have murdered more than 100 people. Who are these people, and why did they do it? See more »

Ramen Replacing Smokes as Preferred Prison Currency?

Inmates have been using cigarettes as currency for more than a century in U.S. prisons. So what's behind the switch to ramen cups at one prison? See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Las Vegas Mobs

For decades, Las Vegas has been known for its ties to organized crime. How much do you know about these Vegas mobsters? See more »