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Wayne Williams is serving a life sentence for killing dozens of black kids in Atlanta between 1979 and 1981. But some say he didn't do it and evidence of his innocence was covered up.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Jan 26, 2018
Arsenic? Been there, done that! These six other poisons should delight you murder nerds and obscurists out there.
By Laurie L. Dove Dec 27, 2017
Charles Manson and his family have captivated the world since their murderous spree in the late '60s. What is it about this cult leader that made him so mesmerizing?
By Ed Grabianowski
The struggle to define which crimes are considered terrorism —
and which are not — isn't easy.
By John Donovan Nov 3, 2017
Hotel security in the U.S. today seems to be where airport security was before 9/11. Will it change after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history?
By Dave Roos Oct 13, 2017
We don't expect to ever be in a mass shooting. But by assuming the worst can happen, one expert says, we take the first step toward being prepared.
By Jamie Allen Oct 6, 2017
Three new studies highlight the regional differences in gun injuries and deaths among young children and teens.
By John Perritano Sep 15, 2017
The Somerton Beach man mystery has baffled authorities and mystery buffs for decades. Will we ever know who he was or how he died?
By Diana Brown Sep 13, 2017
While most people think of the Secret Service's only job as protecting the president, its first mission was combating counterfeiting. How does it balance the two?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
To hunt serial killers you have to understand them, and that's not always an easy task for investigators.
By Diana Brown Aug 8, 2017
Canadian student Elisa Lam went missing in 2013 and the mystery surrounding her death captured national attention. So what really happened to this 21-year-old?
By Diana Brown Jun 27, 2017
Who has been kidnapping and killing the indigenous women along Highway 16 in British Columbia?
By Diana Brown Jun 6, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to reinstate mandatory minimum prison sentences. But do they really deter future criminals, or do they proportionately affect certain groups instead?
By John Perritano May 19, 2017
A new study examines how former offenders should — and should not — speak about a history of incarceration.
By Patrick J. Kiger May 8, 2017
The TSA can open your checked bags at an airport. But how deep can they dig into electronic devices they find inside?
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 31, 2017
The U.S. has thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement. But experts are now saying it does more harm than good.
According to new research, shootings pass from person to person like a contagious disease.
By Yves Jeffcoat Jan 6, 2017
Should you ever find yourself in the middle of a protest, you're going to want to avoid being targeted by one of these 'less-lethal' weapons.
By John Donovan Nov 23, 2016
Some serial killers have murdered more than 100 people. Who are these people, and why did they do it?
By Patrick J. Kiger
Inmates have been using cigarettes as currency for more than a century in U.S. prisons. So what's behind the switch to ramen cups at one prison?
By Robert Lamb Aug 22, 2016
The nose knows, apparently. A new study suggests smells associated with emotional events like a crime could be just as reliable as eyewitness accounts. So, nosewitnesses?
By Jesslyn Shields Jun 20, 2016
A former undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security explains how terrorists could use virtual reality to train for strikes.
By Dave Roos Jun 6, 2016
With more drug companies refusing to allow their drugs to be used in executions, states have turned to riskier pharmaceuticals.
By Dave Roos Apr 18, 2016
From 2011 to 2013, California released 33,000 prisoners early. One study measures the impact non-violent prisoner "realignment" has had on crimes rates in the state.
By Chris Opfer Mar 4, 2016
You've no doubt heard about Sean Penn's meeting with the infamous Mexican drug kingpin. Now you can check out the Rolling Stone video interview for yourself.
By Allison Loudermilk Jan 12, 2016
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