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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.

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? 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

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

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

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 »

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

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 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?

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 See more »

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 »