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- Jan 23 20171 minute
Nightmare At The Airport
Friends and family share stories of the loved ones who were killed when a gunman attacked a Florida airport
- Jul 25 20161 minute
A New Night of Crime and Injustice on HBO
DANIEL D’ADDARIO A COLLEGE KID BORROWS THE FAMILY CAR TO GO out partying—but that car is a New York City cab, and its off-duty light is broken. Soon, the kid’s got a passenger, a beautiful young woman who gets him high, plays knife games with him an
- Mar 14 20172 minutes
Big in China: Murder Villages and Scam Towns
In some rural areas, crime has become a cottage industry.
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
After being fired from a residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Anthony Garcia is convicted of murdering 4 innocent victims in a twisted plot of vengeance
- Oct 24 20161 minute
13th: An Amendment With an Identity Crisis
S.Z. EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING about the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery—or about the criminal-justice system—there will be something in Ava DuVernay’s succinct, passionate documentary 13th to make your jaw drop. Although the ame
- Apr 24 201410 minutes
When Theft Was Worse Than Murder: Hundreds of years of trial documents reveal our changing attitudes to violent crime.
The records of the Old Bailey, London’s central criminal court, tell the tale of one John Randal, who was tried on Sept. 9, 1674. He was charged “with two Indictments, one for Fellony for stealing several pieces of Plate, and other Goods…, and the ot
- Feb 27 20171 minute
Two months after Sarah Stern’s mysterious disappearance, police say that she was murdered—and arrest her two closest friends
- Dec 13 20161 minute
The Ordinary Perpetrators And Victims In The Boko Haram Kidnappings
Helon Habila’s new book recounts the horror and revives the call to take notice.
- Jan 28 20175 minutes
‘Nobody Wants to Run for Office’
Why elite Millennials have an aversion to electoral politics—and how Trump might change their attitudes
- Dec 14 20165 minutes
The Psychology Of White-Collar Criminals
A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.
- Jul 18 20162 minutes
The Martha Moxley Murder Case New Twist in a Kennedy Scandal
IN A SHOCKING NEW BOOK, ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. SEEKS TO CLEAR HIS COUSIN MICHAEL SKAKEL, WHO SPENT 11 YEARS IN PRISON, FOR THE 1975 MURDER OF A CONNECTICUT TEENAGER
- Nov 28 20164 minutes
A Serial Killer in South Carolina
After Kala Brown is rescued from being chained inside a storage container for 2 months, police uncover at least 3 bodies nearby—and her murderous captor’s chilling secrets
- Jul 18 20161 minute
230. The Melting Pot Is for Real
Emily Barone It’s no secret that America sometimes seems less like a melting pot and more like a land of oil and water. The nation may contain multitudes, but they don’t always mix. Yet recent data shows that U.S. cities are more integrated than ev
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
What Will It Take To Convict A Police Officer For Shooting An Unarmed Man?
In two high-profile trials—those of Officers Michael Slager and Ray Tensing—juries declined to hold cops accountable for taking the lives of civilians.
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Until Death Do Us Part
More than 5 decades after his first wife’s death, Felix Vail is convicted of her murder—and suspected in the disappearances of other women in his life
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Timeline: A Doctor’s Lethal Plan
JUNE 2001 Dr. William Hunter and Dr. Roger Brumback fire Garcia from the pathology residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine after he tries to interfere with a colleague who is taking a medical license exam. FEB. 26, 2008 Garcia
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
A Timeline Of The Case
Feb. 17, 1970 Police arrive at the MacDonald apartment to find pregnant Colette, Kim and Kristen stabbed and bludgeoned to death. MacDonald is unconscious and bleeding from wounds on his chest. He tells military police the family was attacked by fou
- Jul 18 20161 minute
106. A Prison That Offers Hope
IN THEORY, WE PUT CRIMINALS IN PRISON TO PUNISH THEM, to incapacitate them (for a time), to deter others from following their bad example and to rehabilitate them. Since well over 90% of offenders are eventually released back into society, you would
- May 1 20155 minutes
How to Handle Confrontation at Work
Confronting someone doesn't have to be a defensive maneuver or a counterattack.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
There Was No Looking Away Anymore
THE BORDER OF WEST VIRGINIA and Ohio is full Appalachia, deep football country. It’s not where you might imagine the modern discussion around consent and privilege would have been jump-started, but that’s where it happened. At a Saturday-night Steube
- Feb 20 20173 minutes
Sold For Sex
Forced into sexual slavery as a teen, a Seattle woman takes on the owners of the website where she was advertised
- Dec 25 20162 minutes
No. 23 Because Ken Thompson Fought To The Very End.
GEOFFREY GRAY KEN THOMPSON, Brooklyn’s first black district attorney, came in as a reformer. Within months of his election in 2014, he announced that his office would refuse to prosecute low-level marijuana possession and set up a kind of Innocence
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
Building Stronger Lives For Good
ConBody gives ex-cons a chance at a bright future after a rough start
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
The Comeback Kid
Sheelah Kolhatkar’s Black Edge dissects the government’s failed case against hedge fund giant Steve Cohen.
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
The Meaning of Cyberwar and Deporting FBI Informants: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
The highlights from seven days of reading about the world
- Mar 16 20171 minute
Head Of USA Gymnastics Resigns Over Group's Sex Abuse Scandal
Steve Penny, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics, was reportedly pressured to resign. An Indianapolis Star report months ago alleged the organization ignored complaints about sexual abuse by coaches.
- Nov 20 20143 minutes
Why Are We So Obsessed With Mugshot Hotties?
On June 18, a photo of a very handsome man was posted on the Web. It wasn’t intended to “break the Internet” Kardashian-style, but that’s pretty much what happened, if only on a slightly smaller scale. Within 48 hours, the portrait garnered 62,000 “L