Crime & Criminals

You Be the Judge: Case of the Forgotten Felon
You Be the Judge: Case of the Forgotten Felon

Officials never told a criminal when to report to jail. Does he have to do time 13 years later? >>

He Taught His Kids the Family Trade: Robbing Banks
He Taught His Kids the Family Trade: Robbing Banks

Widower Scott Catt had a secret life as a bank robber. But when he wanted accomplices, he turned to… >>

3 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft
3 Ways to Avoid Identity Theft

Your personal online info could be leaking right into identity thieves' hands. Here's how to keep… >>

5 Creative Ways Cops Are Cutting Down on Crime
5 Creative Ways Cops Are Cutting Down on Crime

Could these innovative ideas handcuff criminals? >>

A Reader's Digest Classic: Kidnapped and Buried Alive!
A Reader’s Digest Classic: Kidnapped and Buried Alive!

His abductors had entombed him in a flimsy wooden box in the middle of nowhere. As days ticked by… >>

The Ordeal of John Cali
The Ordeal of John Cali

Police thought the deaths of his wife and daughter to be a murder-suicide—but he knew that… >>

Meet the World's Dumbest Criminals, Politicians, and Bosses
Meet the World’s Dumbest Criminals, Politicians, and Bosses

Head-scratching decisions … Ludicrous power trips … Bizarre regulations … Of course we’re… >>

Should This Woman Be Sent Back to Prison?
Should This Woman Be Sent Back to Prison?

She was a fugitive, yes. But for almost two thirds of her life, she’d also been a law-abiding… >>

The Anonymous Confessions of a Con Artist
The Anonymous Confessions of a Con Artist

A veteran scammer reveals how he made millions by ripping off unsuspecting investors—and how you… >>

Everyday Heroes: Fearless on the Front Lawn
Everyday Heroes: Fearless on the Front Lawn

A woman defends her turf—and saves a boy’s life. >>

Everyday Heroes: Bringing Down a Bank Robber
Everyday Heroes: Bringing Down a Bank Robber

A former boxing champion takes a repeat offender off the streets. >>

13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You
13 Things An Identity Thief Won’t Tell You

Former identity thieves confess the tactics they use to scam you. PLUS: 13 More Things An Identity… >>

13 More Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You
13 More Things An Identity Thief Won’t Tell You

Former identity thieves spill the beans on everything from which credit card is the most difficult… >>

9 Dumb Criminals Who Left Major Crime-Scene Evidence Behind
9 Dumb Criminals Who Left Major Crime-Scene Evidence Behind

These criminals might still be plying their trade if only they'd picked up after themselves at the… >>

True Crime: Two Million Reasons for Murder
True Crime: Two Million Reasons for Murder

Justin Barber said his wife was killed during a late-night robbery—but the details didn't add up… >>

Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims
Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims

As shock and disbelief turn to grief and anger, we continue to follow the coverage of the… >>

Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?
Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?

Last week’s killings in Colorado have led to important conversations about how to prevent these… >>

Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses
Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses

Since Friday's killings in Colorado, we've been listening in to the myriad conversations about gun… >>

13+ Things a Burglar Won't Tell You
13+ Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You

Is it a crime to spend money on a home security system these days? A look inside the mind of… >>

The Slave in the Garage
The Slave in the Garage

Sold by her parents and smuggled into the U.S., one young girl did a family's dirty work for two… >>