Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan — a nobody. Was someone pulling the strings? Still one of the most controversial murders of our time.

The CSI Syndrome

Jurors’ preconceptions can be as decisive to the outcome of a trial as the evidence presented. An examination of the CSI Syndrome, the theory that criminal procedural dramas like C.S.I. have affected not only the behavior of criminals, but also jurors who determine their innocence or guilt.

Darlie Routier: Child killer or victim of an overly-aggressive prosecutor?

On June 6, 1996, police near Rowlett, Texas, received an emergency call from a hysterical mother, who screamed, "They just stabbed me and my children… My babies are dying!" Strangely, investigators found more evidence pointing to the dead children’s mother than to an unknown assailant.

Slideshow: The good wives

Political wives who chose to stand by their men amidst publicized indiscretions and scandal.

Slideshow: K-9 cops, man’s best friend

They’re dedicated and committed, sometimes to a fault. Ten tales of crime fighting and the K-9 officer.

The new technology police could use to spy on … everyone

It’s called Stingray, and though not all police forces have copped to using it, those that have, insist that it helps their investigations. The ACLU say the device raises serious privacy concerns. A look at Stingray, how it works and who uses it, and who denies using it.

Bar owner catching flack for obnoxious sign

The owner of the Backstreets Pub and Deli in Clemson, South Carolina, whose clientele is consists mainly of students from the university, ordered signs prohibiting those entering from carrying concealed weapons into his bar. No one questions his right to do so, but many question the choice of words used in the temporary, homemade sign he put on the door.

The life and mysterious death of Karen Silkwood — more than a small town girl

Controversial nuclear safety whistleblower Silkwood died before she had her day in court. An examination of her life, the case and her suspicious death.

Today in Crime History: Anna Nicole Smith is found dead

On Feb. 8, 2007, Anna Nicole Smith died in a Florida hospital after collapsing at a hotel. As the personal and professional evolution of Anna Nicole Smith played out in the spotlight, so would the investigation into her death, leaving many questions still unanswered. A look at her life in photos.

Firefighter cuffed, held while helping accident victims

A California firefighter has made headlines by responding to a serious accident on February 4, 2014, following protocol, attempting to help victims, and getting himself cuffed and held by CHPs officers for his trouble.

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