Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: The death of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009, from a physician-administered prescription-drug overdose not only shocked his fans, but his friends and family too. A look at celebrity prescription addiction deaths as well as the role of doctors in the cycle.

VIDEO: What it’s Like to Do Heroin

Unlike the scare tactics used in middle school drug education programs, this description of heroin doesn’t gloss over the drug’s pleasurable effects before delving into the dire consequences.

Inmates Sue Alcohol Makers for Their Lives of Crime for $1 Billion

In early January five Idaho prison inmates brought suit against several beer and alcohol makers claiming that they are addicted to alcohol, and that had beer and alcohol containers been properly labeled with an addiction warning, they would not have committed the crimes that got them tossed into prison in the first place.

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