Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Our favorite congressional sex scandals

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

Megan Meier’s Myspace suicide was a mistake

Megan Meier, a blossoming 13-year old from a Missouri suburb, committed suicide after a jealous neighbor’s mother allegedly masqueraded as a courting teenage boy and feuded with her on MySpace.

First Do No Harm: Healthcare pros who didn’t heed the creed

It takes years of hard work and sacrifice to become a doctor. But even though the job involves healing, it doesn’t make you a saint. The following list of healthcare professionals’ ills might be better cured with time behind bars than conventional medicine.

Florida’s bare naked hamburglars still at large

They are being called “bare naked beef bandits,” “dumb, dumber and dumbest” and the naked “knuckleheads,” after being caught on surveillance camera making off with the beef, as if there wasn’t already enough “beef” between the three of them.

Road rage driver hit by his own truck

It’s no joke when innocent people are hurt in road-rage incidents, so it’s nice to know that now and again, karma does comes back and bite the angry, road-raging motorist on the butt.

Slideshow: Schoolteachers in the slammer

Teachers’ entanglements with the law.

The lethal history of the gas chamber

It is difficult to find a way to deliberately put a human being to death that modern Americans can agree is “humane.” Perhaps for this reason, methods of execution have repeatedly been invented that were touted as humane only to later be criticized as inhumane. Here, we investigate the rise and fall of the gas chamber’s popularity as a method of shipping the condemned off to the afterlife.

Ginger twins arrested for prostitution

A pair of ginger twin sisters were picked up for prostitution in a North Carolina hotel recently, along with their alleged pimp, who did not possess red hair.

The case of the seven-year sex slave

After getting into a car while hitchhiking, Colleen Stan became a sex slave for seven years in the household of a married man, who kept her locked in a box for much of that time.

TIL: The first woman ever executed in the USA was pregnant

In 1778, Bathsheba Spooner earned the dubious distinction of becoming the first woman executed in the newly independent country called the United States of America. Before she was to be hanged, Bathsheba begged to be allowed to live long enough to deliver her baby. However, a panel of evaluators determined that she was not pregnant.

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