Nicola P. Young14 hours ago
Best True Crime YouTube Channels
Popular interest in true crime has risen exponentially over the last few years. Between intriguing documentaries like Making a Murderer, and incredible investigative podcasts like Serial, it's no surp...
Robyn Welborne2 days ago
Make It Efficient, Practical, and Humane (**Essay**)
It was scheduled that inmate Ricky Gray is expected to be executed on March 16, 2016. But, what would happen to his conviction if the lethal injection was no longer an option? The theory of the electr...
Your Skin Colour Is NOT a Crime!
Throughout the years, the USA have been notorious for ignoring the bigoted attitudes police officers have towards the Black community and how the government fails to protect all citizens no matter the...
Aaron Blackburn3 days ago
Justice for April Tinsley
April 1988 in my hometown of Fort Wayne, IN. April Tinsley was walking home from a friend's house to get an umbrella she had left at another friend's house. That would be the last time anyone saw Apri...
Wade Wainio4 days ago
Catching 'The Beast' - Examining Serial Killer Luis Garavito's Capture (And Fate)
As forensic science advances, one can imagine technology solving more and more crimes. It's not crazy to imagine crime-solving “apps” used on a large-scale basis, even on cold cases. Nevertheless, not...
Guilty, Not Guilty (Part 1)
I’ve never forgotten her; it’s been eight years now. She must have changed, aged, perhaps even wrinkled. I can only remember the youthfulness of her face; the dimple on her right cheek when she smiled...
carlie rice10 days ago
Based on a True Story...
There’s nothing quite like settling down at night to watch a horror movie with a few friends, a buttery popcorn bucket overflowing on your lap, a plush blanket draped over your legs and an eerie sound...
Carolena Trissel18 days ago
Best Investigative Journalism Books
Just like investigative podcasts, the greatest investigative journalism books of all time have several things in common. For one thing, the stories pull you in and refuse to let you go until you learn...
Leila Parkera month ago
Top Mystery Book Series
Summer is just around the corner and it is the ideal time to indulge in an addictive mystery book series. With juicy crime details unraveling at your fingertips, these books promise to be binge worthy...
Anna Rooneya month ago
Forbidden Love
I was twenty-one when I (mistakenly) started my career in corrections. I got heckled for being young. I got heckled for being a woman. Put simply, I got heckled. A lot. For everything. My first few mo...
Claire Raymond2 months ago
The Best World Dramas on All 4
World dramas are fast becoming the thing to watch, and this is largely thanks to one man; Walter Luzzolino. Walter Presents is a huge collection of dramas from around the world that range from comedy ...
Kelsey Lange2 months ago
10 Mysterious Unsolved Hollywood Murders
Real-life mysteries are always interesting. And when you combine them with the mystique of Hollywood, you've certainly captured the interest of many. It's basically reading the best must-read detectiv...
Tom Baker8 days ago
The Undying Love of Count von Cosel
Ten years ago, I wrote my novel Buried (2008) about a curious case of "forbidden love" that took place many, many decades ago, in Key West Florida. The story, that of German immigrant "Count" Carl von...
carlie rice10 days ago
Based on a True Story...
There’s nothing quite like settling down at night to watch a horror movie with a few friends, a buttery popcorn bucket overflowing on your lap, a plush blanket draped over your legs and an eerie sound...
Wade Wainio14 days ago
Overcoming Fear: Personal Impressions of Plagues and Poisonings
It sounds bleak, but let's face it: There are so many ways to die. It can require mental skill and determination to not be afraid. One of the ways one could go? Death by poison. It's one of the oldest...
Aaron Blackburn3 days ago
Justice for April Tinsley
April 1988 in my hometown of Fort Wayne, IN. April Tinsley was walking home from a friend's house to get an umbrella she had left at another friend's house. That would be the last time anyone saw Apri...
Wade Wainio4 days ago
Catching 'The Beast' - Examining Serial Killer Luis Garavito's Capture (And Fate)
As forensic science advances, one can imagine technology solving more and more crimes. It's not crazy to imagine crime-solving “apps” used on a large-scale basis, even on cold cases. Nevertheless, not...
Caesar Finkle5 days ago
Surprising Ways Criminal Investigators Solve Mysteries
No longer can a police officer dust up some fingerprints and find the culprit. Any law enforcement officer in the United States will tell you that a crime scene is only as good as the science that goe...
Vaden Chandler8 days ago
Labor Day 2015
What comes to mind when you think of Labor Day weekend? As a regular law-abiding citizen, you probably think of backyard barbecues, traveling, tourism, and spending time with families. Simply put, you...
Maura Dudas14 days ago
Women Are Too Weak to Serve Sentences in Prison
I must watch too much TV these days, but let's be honest, that's where most of the bullshit is flooding us from, and I need something to write and get angry about because it makes me forget how misera...
Lizz Darcy25 days ago
Our Fascination With True Crime
I never thought that my strange and dark obsession was shared by so many other people in the world. I thought my interest in death and crime was something to be celebrated quietly, by myself—and by ce...
Guilty, Not Guilty (Part 1)
I’ve never forgotten her; it’s been eight years now. She must have changed, aged, perhaps even wrinkled. I can only remember the youthfulness of her face; the dimple on her right cheek when she smiled...
Phoebe H5 days ago
Moral Dilemma Narrative - Joan from Accounting
The ceiling of my dismal apartment is the first thing I see. I breathe a deep sigh and force myself to my feet. I find clothes that I’ve worn many times before and I put a bagel in the toaster. I now ...
A Silhouette's Deception
He emerged from the obscurity of the alleyway, an unlit cigarette hanging out of his mouth. Freddie had never been one for smoking. He always found himself coughing too much, but he liked the way it l...
Nicola P. Young6 days ago
Top 11 Japanese Crime Fiction Novels (Translated into English)
Riddled with reflections on mankind and the dark corners of our psyches, crime novels have a unique ability to give us much more than the simple story it directly portrays. They burrow into the things...
Carolena Trissel18 days ago
Best Investigative Journalism Books
Just like investigative podcasts, the greatest investigative journalism books of all time have several things in common. For one thing, the stories pull you in and refuse to let you go until you learn...
Milica Markovic21 days ago
Proxy Meets Criminology
Rather than my usual essays, this piece is structured as a script intended to simulate what a conversation between myself and four criminologists across the decades might have looked like in the moder...
Robyn Welborne2 days ago
Make It Efficient, Practical, and Humane (**Essay**)
It was scheduled that inmate Ricky Gray is expected to be executed on March 16, 2016. But, what would happen to his conviction if the lethal injection was no longer an option? The theory of the electr...
Valerie Holta month ago
Case Brief: ‘A Life for a Life?’
For money or for virtue? This is a question that many lawyers and politicians must make. For people in jobs like these, they are put in a position in which they are forced to decide either to do what ...
Nicola P. Younga month ago
Best Crime Authors of All Time
Carefully weaving plots, motives, settings, and characters, crime writers create incredible adventures and puzzles for us to get lost in. A great crime author can be dark, gritty, and morbid, or funny...
Rap Disciple2 months ago
5 Things Meek Mill Taught Us About the Prison System
After a “probation violation” landed him behind bars last year, Meek Mill has been released. Since then, he’s been at 76ers games, performed at the Rolling Loud Festival, and made appearances at The B...
James Fangs3 months ago
10 Terrifying Cannibal Serial Killers
We all know how terrifying serial killers are and their concepts of killing. While some of us know the more well-known and notorious serial killers that once lived, how do we know there aren't some cu...
Reading Behind Bars
Reading behind bars.—Noel ‘Razor’ Smith and Pete White. Two men, who both experienced the prison system in two different ways, both found the importance of literature whilst behind bars. This talk was...
Anna Rooneya month ago
Forbidden Love
I was twenty-one when I (mistakenly) started my career in corrections. I got heckled for being young. I got heckled for being a woman. Put simply, I got heckled. A lot. For everything. My first few mo...
El Freebird
I can still feel the warm summer breeze, the heat of the sun on my skin... As I break from my mother's grip of holding my hand, I take a look around with my innocent eyes remembering the reason for th...
Best True Crime Documentaries of 2018
Whether to chronicle landmark trials or speculate about unsolved mysteries, the true crime genre is filled with a variety of addictively morose stories. Some of these filmmakers seek justice for those...
Nicola P. Young22 days ago
Best Investigative Journalism Movies
Journalism isn't just about good writing. Arguably, it's barely about good writing at all—though that is an important part of it (I mean, even the most fascinating stories can be ruined by bad writing...
Peter Pa month ago
'Hunting Emma' (2017)
Summary Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been an ea...
Charlie Tibble11 days ago
'Power' Season 5
The most recent addition to 50 Cent and Starz's Power is season five, which will see episodes released weekly, with episodes one and two being the only two which are currently available. Power is avai...
Glenn Bushinski12 days ago
Best True Crime TV Shows in 2018
Whether you're preoccupied with watching children, working, or going to school, just as important is taking some time for yourself. This means finding a hobby or specific interest that will allow you ...
Valerie Holta month ago
Dexter Is a Moral Man
Intro Have you ever wanted to kill someone? Fantasized about it? Dexter Morgan, played by Michael C. Hall on James Manos’ hit TV series Dexter, has not only felt that urge, but has followed through on...