Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Our favorite congressional sex scandals

The scandal-ridden political careers of Mark Foley and Larry Craig.

Our very favorite sex scandals of all-time

Here’s our list of sex scandals that crossed the lines of politics, Hollywood, religion, even the foundation of America itself.

Slideshow: The good wives

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

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: Officer and a Centerfold

A look back at the controversy surrounding former Air Force Staff Sergeant Michelle Manhart and a series of nude photos of her that appeared in Playboy magazine.

How Violence Derailed the Life and Career of Barbara Payton

Surrounded by scandal and violence, the beautiful and talented actress Barbara Payton went from promising Hollywood starlet to desperate alcoholic prostitute in just a few short years.

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