At its best, the justice system metes out a punishment that fits the crime. But lawmakers, judges, and parole boards are human. And sometimes human beings make mistakes. What follows are 10 such cases: 5 times the system may have gone overboard — and 5 where the sentence might not have been harsh enough…
Felony murder, mayhem, Corpus Delicti, and others; ever wonder what they mean? Here’s a quick and handy reference for everyone, along with some high-profile cases that relate.
A list of things you should avoid doing if you are facing an arrest, ranging from the more obvious like Do Not Run, to less obvious advice on how not to handle police at your door.
In the ongoing gun control debate, the same argument often comes up: nobody gets shot at the gun range. Here are five incidents of deaths, both accidental and intentional, at gun ranges across the U.S.
Remember a more innocent age where kids would prank people by ordering unwanted pizzas to their door? Today’s equivalent is a lot more dangerous: “Swatting” — fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams on false alarms to the homes of celebrities.
A review of our most popular feature articles of 2012.
A review of our most popular slideshows of 2012.
A look at five recent cases involving Russian roulette, the deadly game of chance in which a player spins the partially loaded barrel of a revolver, then places the gun to his head and fires.