Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The murder trial of O.J. Simpson

Read an in-depth analysis of the trial of the century.

The McMartin Daycare case: A 20th century witch hunt

In the 1980s and 1990s, the parents of young children throughout the United States were caught up in a hysteria over sex abuse and satanic rituals at daycare facilities. Central to this moral panic was the McMartin preschool in California, whose staff were charged with multiple crimes against children. It was one of the longest and most expensive trials in American history, and resulted in all charges being dropped.

Slideshow: 15 Powerful courtroom sketches

Pivotal points in high-profile trials, as depicted by courtroom sketch artists.

Today in Crime History: Dr. Conrad Murray Sentenced for Michael Jackson’s Death

On November 29, 2011, Michael Jackson’s private doctor Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for the pop legend’s death.

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