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The suicide rate in American jails is triple that of the general population. It comes down to something called "the shock of confinement." What is that and how can suicides be prevented in jails?
Forgery is one of the most difficult crimes to successfully carry off. But these six sure tried. What tripped them up?
You probably don't know her name, but Mitsuye Endo was the plaintiff in the landmark lawsuit that ultimately led to the closing of the U.S. Japanese internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
A new groundbreaking study shows how widespread incarceration in the U.S. really is.
A new serial podcast delves into the tragic deaths of at least six members of the Hart family, whose SUV was driven off a cliff in California in early 2018.
One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape, and many are afraid to or don't know how to report it.
Melissa Moore struggles to reconcile the normal experiences of growing up with her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, with the realization that he was also the Happy Face serial killer. And she wonders if being a psychopath could be hereditary.
Police and fire departments across the U.S. are eliminating jargon like "10-4" in favor of every-day vernacular. And there's a good reason why.
Omarosa did it, but does that mean you can too — legally that is? A lot depends on which state you live in.
By Dave Roos
Ordinary citizens are allowed to make arrests in every U.S. state, but legal experts warn that it's a risky thing to do.
An active shooter situation at work may not be common, but you should really know how you'd handle it before it happens.
By Dave Roos
From public letters to anime porn, the 470,000 public files offer a window into the last years of al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden.
By Diana Brown