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What makes a killer?

In murder-mystery TV shows, detectives look for clues to find the killer. Part of that involves getting into the murderer's mind-set. What factors make it easier for one person to take the life of another?


True Horror Stories Quiz

True Horror Stories Quiz

Who needs the movies for a good scare when you have these true tales? Take this true tales of horror stories quiz from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Crime, Sometimes With Punishment: The Notorious Crime Quiz

Crime, Sometimes With Punishment: The Notorious Crime Quiz

These notorious crimes are some of the most famous crimes of recent history. Test your knowledge of them with this notorious crimes quiz. See more »

The Crazy Corruption Quiz

The Crazy Corruption Quiz

There's no shortage of corruption in the world. Test your knowledge by taking our crazy corruption quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What’s the oldest cold case ever solved?

What’s the oldest cold case ever solved?

Cold cases can be unsolved for decades. Learn about the oldest cold case ever solved at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do some people get called for jury duty more than others?

Do some people get called for jury duty more than others?

Have you been called for jury duty four times while your friend never has? Find out if some people get summoned for jury duty more than others. See more »

10 Historically Pivotal Murders

10 Historically Pivotal Murders

Few crimes can change history more than murder. Learn which historically pivotal murders sent shock waves through the public psyche at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do people in prison really make toilet wine?

Do people in prison really make toilet wine?

Do people in prison really make toilet wine? Prisoners are very ingenious when it comes to alcohol. Learn how to make pruno at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Weirdest Things Spotted by the TSA

10 Weirdest Things Spotted by the TSA

TSA officials have spotted some really strange things at airport security checkpoints. Here are 10 of the weirdest from HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Whistleblowers and the Horrors They Exposed

10 Whistleblowers and the Horrors They Exposed

When people leak knowledge of illicit or immoral activities, they're thrust onto the world stage. Here are 10 whistleblowers who made big waves. See more »

10 Places You're Probably Being Watched Every Day

10 Places You're Probably Being Watched Every Day

Is there any place you can go and not be watched? Find out 10 places where you're watched every day at HowStuffWorks. See more »