Selling crime self-help devices has become a booming business. But do any of these gadgets really make us safer?
The story of Lenell Geter’s release from prison is unfinished without the tale of the conservative engineers who stuck their necks out to help a friend in trouble.
Sometimes women fall in love with men behind bars, but once the bars disappear, the love itself may become the prison.
Sometimes prison is harder for the people on the other side of the bars.
Probation gives criminals a chance to show society that they can stay straight. Probation officers like Jan Purdom believe the system works.
Used correctly, the polygraph can tell whether or not an accused criminal’s claim that he didn’t do it is true. Too bad the police can’t take that to court.
To unjam its prisons, Texas is moving convicted felons out of the big house and into a house on your block.
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.
Every year thousands of men and women assault, molest, or murder innocent victims - their own children.
John Catchings can sole crimes without witnesses, confessions, or clues. How? He’s a psychic.
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.
Is your family safer with a gun in the house?
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.
The girl wanted love, the men wanted money, and when they all got together it was murder.