fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about copycat killers, eyewitnesses testimony, what makes a murderer and more.

Neal Litherland7 days ago
What Was the Satanic Panic?
If you watch the news, you'll see no shortage of ridiculous things Americans believe. A number of people still believe former President Barack Obama is actually a Kenyan-born foreigner, despite produc...
Britney Clayton17 days ago
Four Explanations to Why People Are Obsessed with Crime
With every new true crime documentary release, there seems to be more and more people becoming obsessed with understanding criminals. The more twisted the stories are, the more intrigued viewers are w...
Jessica Sanders20 days ago
Street Gangs
A gang can be described as a group of individuals who are in close relations with leadership and internal organizations which claim to control certain geographical region in a particular community. Th...
Gayla Bera month ago
911, What Is Your (Non) Emergency?
This morning I read an article about a call that a local police department received on Saturday, July 20, that blew my mind. It seems a resident of the town the department is located in called 911 bec...
Haley Da month ago
Fascination with Crime
In today’s society some people are fascinated with sports, others with technology, and some even have a fascination that one might say could lead them down the wrong path, this fascination is with cri...
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Tobias Gillot3 months ago
What Is Malpractice?
Today, we take it for granted that certain professionals have a responsibility to their patients or clients. And that when professionals fail in their responsibility, patients and clients have the rig...
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Fresh Thirteen3 months ago
The Smuggled Body
This story recounts events that occurred in the early 2000s, during my time attending a small university in the eastern United States. The names and locations have been changed to protect identities, ...
Jasmine Mason3 months ago
Christopher Darden Quits
Former attorney against the O.J. Simpson trial has stopped representing the shooter of Nipsey Hussle, Eric Holder. Holder has been in police custody since the shooting took place at Hussle’s clothing ...
Lena Bailey3 months ago
9/11 Conspiracy Theories
I want to say that I don't mean any disrespect to any victim, or their families. I just want to share all sides, these are all just theories. The main theory is that George Bush, and all his people kn...
Ruben Gonzales4 months ago
Code Black: Active Shooter
It was December fourth, 2018, and my father was set to have a surgery at Memorial Hospital that morning. It started out as a beautiful day, fresh morning breeze, and the air had a scent that was relax...
April Demarco4 months ago
10 Facts About Scientology That Will Terrify You
Scientology is currently a nationally-recognized religion with a 503(c) tax designation from the IRS. It also happens to be the choice religion of Hollywood movie stars like John Travolta, Tom Cruise,...
E Stolinski5 months ago
The Revelations of 'Cold Case Hammarskjöld'
The natural tendency of people, myself included, to believe what they read and hear in the mainstream media means that government agencies are able to constantly lie to us, and, what’s more, to get away with it. The normal pattern is that we are told a convenient fiction at the time, and then 50 or so years later the truth emerges. So it is with the murder of Dag Hammarskjöld, who was Secretary-General of the United Nations when he died in 1961. For many years afterwards the plane crash, which k...
Ella Rainz5 months ago
Attack of the Killer Clowns
When it comes to clowns, I know that I am not the only one who shivers with a bit of anxiety. Even as a little girl their painted faces scared me and the manic laughs haunted my dreams. Even though th...
Murder Kiss
All I had was just us, and perhaps, I at times took it for granted. Before my sister turned into a public scorn and was called a lunatic and a murder, she was just an ordinary young ambitious woman. T...
Janelle Ouellet6 months ago
The Forsaken Victims of a Handsome Monster
Look at these pictures. What words come to mind? What thoughts or feelings do they provoke? For many, fleeting mixed emotions of sadness and anxiety because they are dead and remain voiceless. Many wi...
Mimo le Singe7 months ago
Public Fears of the Past and Present
*Two of my criminology professors, James Williams and Anita Lam, inspired me to write this post, and I learned all this from them. Thank you both for being such quality educators and for playing a vit...
Matthew Evans7 months ago
Serial Killers
Child abuse, through mental and physical abuse, affects the psychological makeup of a person. It corrupts the person and can create the very horror that we know as a serial killer. Some of the most fa...
Sam Larson7 months ago
9 FAQs about Crime and Criminal Law in America
In America, the fascination with crime is rampant. We are fascinated by serial killers and curious about the laws that bind them, so much so that crime has been an integral part of American popular cu...