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Crime & Crime Prevention

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


Why Are Mandatory Minimum Sentences Popular Again?

HowStuffWorks looks at the how the return of mandatory minimum prison sentences could affect society. See more »

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

How should someone convicted of a crime address their history during a job interview? A new study examines, and HowStuffWorks explains. See more »

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

Where's the line between the government's right to search the rights of privacy for an air traveler? This HowStuffWorks article investigates. 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. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

Researchers used models to show how gun violence spreads from person to person. Learn why they claim it's a public health issue at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

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

After the North Dakota protests, these 'less-lethal' weapons have gotten some attention. HowStuffWorks Now gives you the scoop on water cannons. 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? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Ramen Replacing Smokes as Preferred Prison Currency?

Everybody loves ramen, even prisoners. Learn more about this unexpected surge in ramen's popularity at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Las Vegas Mobs

How much do you know about Las Vegas' most infamous mobs? Test your Las Vegas mobs knowledge in this quiz. See more »

Identifying Culprits via Body Odor Could Help Solve Crimes

Can criminals be identified by their smell? Learn more about scent, memory and identification in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »