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Why would a person make a false confession to a crime?

In August 2006, John Mark Karr confessed to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. But some wondered whether the confession was accurate. Learn why people might confess to a crime that they didn't do.


10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

10 Real-life Costumed Crime Fighters

To combat the real crime on the streets, some people assume hero identities. Get the 411 on 10 real-life costumed crime fighters. See more »

How the PRISM Surveillance System Works

How the PRISM Surveillance System Works

Is the undercover program called PRISM actually a fairly transparent tool for gathering information or a mandate for snooping through your e-mail? See more »

Is gun violence or terrorism a bigger threat to the United States?

Is gun violence or terrorism a bigger threat to the United States?

Is terrorism a larger threat than gun violence in the United States? Get the answer and the research behind it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What's the difference between mass murder and terrorism?

What's the difference between mass murder and terrorism?

When you hear about a violent crime, you may wonder if it's classified as an act of terrorism or mass murder. Learn the difference at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

Is April the most violent month?

Is April the most violent month?

Do you know why April is the most violent month? Learn why April is the most violent month at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Manhunts Work

How Manhunts Work

Ever wonder how manhunts work and how law enforcement agencies nab their suspects? Learn how manhunts work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Biggest Manhunts of All Time

10 Biggest Manhunts of All Time

what were the biggest manhunts of all time? Learn about the biggest manhunts of all time from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Firearm Background Checks Work

How Firearm Background Checks Work

Do you know how firearms background checks work? Learn how firearms background checks work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why are most mass murderers men?

Why are most mass murderers men?

For decades, most mass shootings in America have been carried out by males. Is mass murder a primarily male phenomenon? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Last-minute Stays of Execution

10 Last-minute Stays of Execution

What are cases of last-minute execution stays? Learn more about last-minute stays of execution at HowStuffWorks. See more »