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chicago crime

The Case of Bobby Franks

In 1924, it was called “the crime of the century.” A young boy, Bobby Franks, set out walking the three blocks home from school. He never made it. Find out why the Bobby Franks case caused such outrage in the

chicago crime

The Case of Bobby Franks

In 1924, it was called “the crime of the century.” A young boy, Bobby Franks, set out walking the three blocks home from school. He never made it. Find out why the Bobby Franks case caused such outrage in the

social media cops crime

How Cops and Criminals Use Social Media

Social media is changing the way that we live, both in obvious ways and in subtle ways that you may not even be know about. Cops are using social media as an important investigative tool, and criminals are using social

social media cops crime

How Cops and Criminals Use Social Media

Social media is changing the way that we live, both in obvious ways and in subtle ways that you may not even be know about. Cops are using social media as an important investigative tool, and criminals are using social

mexican mafia

Mexican Mafia Secretary Arrested in Kansas

“Alleged” Mexican mafia secretary, of course. A 31-year-old woman was arrested for supposedly passing messages between convicts incarcerated in Los Angeles and active members of the Salinas gang. She is accused of passing information about crimes including drug trafficking, assassinations

mexican mafia

Mexican Mafia Secretary Arrested in Kansas

“Alleged” Mexican mafia secretary, of course. A 31-year-old woman was arrested for supposedly passing messages between convicts incarcerated in Los Angeles and active members of the Salinas gang. She is accused of passing information about crimes including drug trafficking, assassinations

crime temperature

Crime and Temperature Are Related

When the city heats up, so does the crime rate. To a point, that is. Writer Whet Moser investigates the relationship between crime and the weather in Chicago in this truly interesting article. Read more from Chicago Magazine.

crime temperature

Crime and Temperature Are Related

When the city heats up, so does the crime rate. To a point, that is. Writer Whet Moser investigates the relationship between crime and the weather in Chicago in this truly interesting article. Read more from Chicago Magazine.

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21st Century Bank Robbery

Eight men stole $45 million from thousands of ATMs around New York City without entering a bank, menacing a teller, or pulling on a ski mask. Read about the new style of bank robbery, a true 21st century crime, from

bank robbery atm

21st Century Bank Robbery

Eight men stole $45 million from thousands of ATMs around New York City without entering a bank, menacing a teller, or pulling on a ski mask. Read about the new style of bank robbery, a true 21st century crime, from

Can Repeat Offenders Change?

It’s possible. How about someone who’s been arrested 396 times? She’s begging for parole, swearing that she will change and leave her life of crime behind. Read more from the Chicago Sun Times.

Can Repeat Offenders Change?

It’s possible. How about someone who’s been arrested 396 times? She’s begging for parole, swearing that she will change and leave her life of crime behind. Read more from the Chicago Sun Times.

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Couple Found Dead in Hotel Swimming Pool

A true mystery in a luxury hotel in the UK. A man and a woman were found floating at the bottom of the hotel pool. Read more from the Daily Mirror.

pool crime UK

Couple Found Dead in Hotel Swimming Pool

A true mystery in a luxury hotel in the UK. A man and a woman were found floating at the bottom of the hotel pool. Read more from the Daily Mirror.

Ex Runs Over New Girlfriend

Plenty of women have thought about committing a crime like this, but few lack impulse control to actually follow through. An Illinois woman ran over her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend with her car. Intentionally. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

Ex Runs Over New Girlfriend

Plenty of women have thought about committing a crime like this, but few lack impulse control to actually follow through. An Illinois woman ran over her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend with her car. Intentionally. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

mystery novel

How to Craft a Compelling Mystery

Last weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books, four mystery writers unveiled their techniques for crafting compelling crime fiction. This is a fantastic event, a huge book fair that takes over UCLA for a weekend filled with informative panels.

mystery novel

How to Craft a Compelling Mystery

Last weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books, four mystery writers unveiled their techniques for crafting compelling crime fiction. This is a fantastic event, a huge book fair that takes over UCLA for a weekend filled with informative panels.

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Mexican Gang Violence Mars Spring Break

Two men with a machine gun and a handgun opened fire in a bar near a Cancun resort, killing six people. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.

cancun spring break

Mexican Gang Violence Mars Spring Break

Two men with a machine gun and a handgun opened fire in a bar near a Cancun resort, killing six people. Read more from the Chicago Tribune.