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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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Timeline of the September 11 Attacks

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, had a profound effect on the United States -- and the world. Trace the progression of events in this timeline.


Terrorists Could Use Virtual Reality to Prepare for Attacks

You don't have to convince the U.S. military of the power of This type of high-end training technology used to be the sole property of rich Western governments. But as the technology gets less expensive, what's to stop terrorists and other bad guys f ... See more »

States Scramble to Find Lethal Injection Drugs

Where do states get the drugs to carry out lethal injections? HowStuffWorks Now examines the difficulties they face with procurement. See more »

California Released Thousands of Prisoners Early — Guess How That Turned Out

From 2011 to 2013, California released thousands of non-violent criminals. What was the impact on crime? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Rolling Stone Releases El Chapo Interview

You've heard about Sean Penn's meeting with El Chapo. Now you can watch the Rolling Stone video interview at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

UCLA Report: Murder Rates Shorten Life Expectancy Among Mexican Men

The problem of homicide in Mexico is so bad that it has affected the average life expectancy for the country's men. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

The Most Hated Man in America Gets Arrested

Martin Shkreli was arrested this morning for securities fraud. Learn more about what Martin Shkreli's done to make people so mad. See more »

‘Attica University’: Should U.S. Prisoners Get a Free College Education?

Should inmates get a free college education? Find out more about prisoners and college at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

'Made in the USA’ Behind Bars: Is Prison Labor Really ‘Slave Labor’?

Is prison labor really slave labor? Find out from HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

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?

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 »