Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

What were they thinking? Prohibition propaganda posters

On December 5th, 1933, Prohibition ended. It was 80 years ago today Congress passed an amendment repealing the 18th amendment, which prohibited the production and sale of alcohol. The best way we can think to celebrate, at least online, is to show you this collection of anti-alcohol posters from era.

Newly updated: The most compelling crime photos OF ALL TIME

The most chilling images from the annals of crime ever made public.

Slideshow: The pedophile problem

A survey of cases that captured the public’s attention and outrage.

Slideshow: Teachers pets

On May 20, 2005, female pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau made headlines by marrying her victim, the now-adult Vili Fualaau. A look in photos at some other cases of educators that got too involved with their students, and wound up on the wrong side of the law.

Slideshow: The O.J. Simpson murder trial

A look in photos at the most high-profile murder case of the 1990s, which began with the June 12, 1994, murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The famous case went to trial in November of that year.

Slideshow: Bad bosses

In this economy people will put up with all kinds of gross, weird and bad in the workplace.

Slideshow: Killers as kids

At one point, everyone was an adorable bundle of joy. What went wrong for these serial killers?

Slideshow: Women executed in America

Though it’s unusual for a woman to be sentenced to death and even more unusual for execution to be carried out on a woman, it does happen. Fifteen women who have been sentenced to death and executed in the United States, from 1955 to 2010.

Slideshow: I survived a murderer

Unbelievable survival stories of victims who managed to escape death at the hands of a killer.

Slideshow: 12 mugshots to make you say ‘Yikes’

Gruesome injuries, menacing tattoos and more — there’s something cringeworthy about each of these booking photos.

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