Jim Atkinson

Stories

The New Adultery

Those who haunt the singles bars aren’­t always what they seem—namely, single.

The Wizard of Oz (Ret.)

Question: What goes on behind the closed doors of the stateÌ­s most elegant restaurant these days? Answer: Nothing.

The Informer

The secret life of the man who tells the Man.

Crime Without Punishment

Lock your doors. The police have given up trying to catch
burglars.

Crime Without Punishment

Lock your doors. The police have given up trying to catch
burglars.

Sins of the Fathers

Violence within the family tends not to be taken too
seriously by the courts. But eventually that violence will
burst loose to threaten us all.

Up In Arms

Is your family safer with a gun in the house?

Up In Arms

Is your family safer with a gun in the house?

The Mistress And The Muscleman

A tale of passion in the double-knit aristocracy.

Lock ‘Em Up

Mandatory sentencing means every felon gets the same sentence for the same crime - and for the rest of us it means a lot of crimes that won’t happen.

The Long Arm of the Oracle

John Catchings can sole crimes without witnesses, confessions, or clues. How? He’s a psychic.

The Long Arm of the Oracle

John Catchings can sole crimes without witnesses, confessions, or clues. How? He’s a psychic.

Cruel and Unusual Parenthood

Every year thousands of men and women assault, molest, or murder innocent victims - their own children.

Cruel and Unusual Parenthood

Every year thousands of men and women assault, molest, or murder innocent victims - their own children.

Cattle Call

Trial by jury is a right most people charged with a crime never get to exercise. Instead, they accept a quicker, less risky alternative: the plea bargain.

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