Why America’s Great Crime Decline Is Over. Read: What caused the great crime decline in the U.S.?
Sharkey: My work looks most closely at where crime is happening, not at individual victims. But there are some things we think we know. Intimate-partner violence increased in 2020. So did hate crimes against Asians. But the overall demographics of victims is incredibly consistent over time. Thompson: A lot of books and stories have been written about the great crime decline in the U.S. over the past 30 years. Sharkey: So much research and journalism on violence gravitates toward single-cause explanations. Thompson: I want you to help me understand the relationship between poverty and crime, as you see it. Sharkey: I’ve argued against the idea that it’s about individual economic conditions. My argument is that in areas where communities go through periods of disinvestment and where institutions break down, people feel like they’re on their own.
Last year, everyday patterns of life broke down. The Dirty Cop and the Hunt for the Long Island Serial Killer of Prostitutes. The Cleveland Torso Murderer: The Scariest Serial Killer You've Never Heard Of. Even in the throes of the Great Depression, there was a lot going on in Cleveland in 1936.
Then the sixth-biggest city in the United States, Cleveland had sold itself as the “city of conventions,” welcoming travelers to downtown through its new union train station, with a variety of fancy hotels nearby and a state-of-the-art public auditorium. For the second time in a dozen years, the city hosted the Republican National Convention, but the big event in Ohio that summer—and the summer after—was the Great Lakes Exposition, celebrating Cleveland’s centennial. The fair, which spread across 135 acres through downtown Cleveland and on the Lake Erie shore, touted local businesses like Higbee’s Department Store, Standard Oil (John D.
The Black Dahlia: The Long, Strange History of Los Angeles' Coldest Cold Case. —This story is a co-publication with The Delacorte Review.
It is the coldest of cold cases, a case so old the detective in charge of the investigation wasn’t born at the time of the homicide. The victim was initially known as Jane Doe number one, the first female homicide victim of 1947. Her anonymity was soon transformed into notoriety and her case evolved into the nation’s most infamous unsolved murder. London has Jack the Ripper. New England has the Boston Strangler. The murder of Elizabeth Short has spawned numerous books, countless newspaper articles, several movies, in addition to video games and podcasts. Jane Britton Murder. On the morning of January 7, 1969, anthropology graduate students at Harvard University gathered to take their general examinations—one last hurdle they’d have to jump before beginning their doctoral theses.
One student, however, was missing: 23-year-old Jane Britton. It wasn't like Britton to miss a test, especially one this important. Her parents, a Radcliffe College vice president and a medieval history scholar, had raised her to take her education seriously, and she had graduated magna cum laude from Radcliffe College in 1967. At Harvard, she served as a teaching assistant, helped discover the remains of a Neolithic community during an archaeological dig in Iran, and dazzled everyone with her quick wit.
In short, she was more than a model student. The 5 Most Audacious Heists of the 20th Century. Weekly Newsletter.
Headless torso found in cave identified as murderer who escaped jail in 1916. A headless torso that was found in a remote cave in Idaho 40 years ago has finally been identified as belonging to an outlaw who killed his wife with an axe and was last seen after escaping from jail in 1916.
Clark county sheriff Bart May said on Tuesday the cold case will remain open because investigators do not know who killed Joseph Henry Loveless. But they were able to notify one of Loveless’ surviving relatives, an 87-year-old grandson, of his fate. The Most Wanted Woman in America. According to the FBI investigators who spent 12 years trying to track her down, Heather Tallchief and her lover committed “the perfect crime”… Before she became America’s most wanted woman, Heather Tallchief moved to Las Vegas.
It was 1993—the year of the World Trade Center bombing, the Rodney King trial, and Nirvana’s benefit gig for Bosnian sex abuse victims at Cow Palace. She was 21 years old and short on money, but the decision to leave San Francisco still surprised her family and friends. A charismatic poet, 27 years her senior, had bought her a drink at a bar a few months earlier, then read her tarot cards. The California School Bus Kidnappings of 1976. It was late afternoon on July 15, 1976, when the man in the pantyhose mask climbed aboard the school bus.
Only moments before, the children of Dairyland Elementary in Chowchilla, California, had finished their second-to-last day of summer school. Few dreaded the obligation: Dairyland’s summer program was fun and full of activities like crafts and swimming at the community pool. Some of the kids were still wet from splashing around. Many wore their bathing suits. Will Felicity Huffman's sentence in college admissions scandal 'send a message' to other parents? Felicity Huffman will be one of the first people sentenced in the college admissions scandal.
Huffman agreed to plead guilty in a deal in April. USA TODAY BOSTON – The Justice Department suffered a setback in June when the first defendant sentenced in the nation's college admissions scandal, a former Stanford University sailing coach, avoided any prison time. The prosecution soon has an opportunity to rebound as the historic "Varsity Blues" case enters a critical new phase. Parents who pleaded guilty to paying Rick Singer, the mastermind of a nationwide college admissions cheating and bribery scheme, are set to be sentenced, beginning next week. Litelok Bike Theft in 17 seconds! Pickpockets Target Oblivious Tourists, Don't Notice That The Police Are Trailing Them. ‘In plain sight, and nobody had seen it’ The victims.
Top row: Doreen Marquez, Syllannia Edwards, Cinnamon Elks, Julie Nieto, Veronica Romero, Evelyn Salazar, Bottom row: Michelle Valdez, Jamie Barela, Monica Candelaria, Victoria Chavez, Virginia Cloven. Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal It has been 10 years. Ten years since that cold, blustery, February evening when Christine Ross took her dog Ruca, a Shar-Pei mix, to an empty lot near her West Side Albuquerque home. Ruca, off leash, scampered up ahead and uncovered a human femur bone. Zodiac Killer case, 50 years later: Tracing the legend of ‘our Jack the Ripper’ - San Francisco Chronicle. He is our Jack the Ripper. Fifty years ago this week, a psychopath with a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol sneaked up on two high school students parked on a windswept lover’s lane in Benicia.
Shot down as they scrambled in terror, the young couple died in a spray of gunfire. It was an unusually messy crime scene. The killing on Dec. 20, 1968, of David Faraday, 17, and his 16-year-old date, Betty Lou Jensen, marked the beginning of what became the twisted legend of the Zodiac Killer. By the time he was done, five more victims across the Bay Area would be shot or stabbed — three of them killed, two left barely alive but scarred for life. ‘Murder map’ reveals medieval London’s meanest streets. Shot with an arrow during a student street brawl. Closed car dealership becomes a scammer’s cover. Steve Ivey, retired car dealer in Mountainair, started getting phone calls from all over the world last spring.
The Mountainair police station, a neighborhood bank and even the local arts council also started getting calls when people couldn’t reach Ivey – all of them desperately seeking information about the former businessman and the Alpine Motors dealership he had shut down the year before. Local.theonion. Murderous Vacations: Serial Killers Stalking the Panama Highlands. Since The Daily Beast’s original “Lost Girls” investigation last summer, additional evidence and archives have been unearthed in the case. More than two dozen other victims were also reported in the same region of Panama, including a young woman from the United States found murdered earlier this year. Now a return trip to the scene of events—as well as renewed sleuthing by best-selling author Dr. Kathy Reichs and other forensic specialists—provide a fresh take on this cold case. BOQUETE, Panama—Everyone knows everyone in a town this small.
Tourist Trap: How Did the “Lost Girls” Perish in Paradise? © Provided by The Daily Beast - Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Since The Daily Beast’s original “Lost Girls” investigation last summer, additional evidence and archives have come to light, forcing a re-think of our conclusions. We now know more than two dozen other victims were also reported in the same region of Panama, including a young woman from the United States found murdered earlier this year.
A return trip to the scene of these events—as well as renewed sleuthing by best-selling author Dr. Kathy Reichs and other forensic specialists—provides a fresh take on these cold cases. BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders. Michael Skakel Was Convicted of Murdering Martha Moxley, So Why Is He Free? Police in 1975 didn’t seem to believe the rich would club a 15-year-old girl to death. Lawyer for accused rapist tells 11 female jurors women are 'weaker sex,' 'especially good at lying' Tennesee defense lawyer Steve Farese is representing Mark Giannini, who is accused of luring a woman to a job interview and raping her. Gary L. Stewart Thinks He Knows Who the Zodiac Killer Is–His Father. Austin police were told of a broken sewer pipe clogged with condoms. They got suspicious. “I was like, ‘you’ve got to be kidding me,’”Austin police Human Trafficking and Vice Unit Sgt.
Kevin Covington told the Austin American-Statesman. Canada's "Creep Catchers" Vigilante Pedophile Hunters Help Police Catch Child Predators. California Restaurant Caught Selling Fraudulent Fish. Slain Girl Recorded Her Suspected Killer Saying Go ‘Down the Hill’ Indiana teens Liberty German and Abigail Williams were killed on a trail last week, but police recovered video and audio from Liberty’s phone that could crack the case.
In the final moments before she disappeared, Liberty German turned on her cell phone’s video camera and recorded a man telling her, “Down the hill.” German, 14, and her friend Abigail Williams, 13, were reported missing several hours later after they did not return from a walk on a Delphi, Indiana trail on February 13. Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm - Bloomberg. The Bizarre Death of Elisa Lam. On February 1, 2013, Elisa Lam vanished while staying at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Breakthrough: How a Reporter Solved a Decades-Old Murder. Alanis Morissette's Manager Admits to Fraud Charges - Rolling Stone. Woman’s Body Found Under Booby-Trapped Mobile Home. Was Kim Kardashian a Victim of the Pink Panthers? Inside Kim Kardashian’s Paris Robbery at Gunpoint. 'The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey': Everything We Learned So Far - Rolling Stone.
Missing: The Curious Anomaly of Tiffany Whitton's Disappearance. How Did a Shark in a Sydney Aquarium End Up With a Human Arm? 'The Big Con': If You Can't Avoid It, Avenge It. The Granddaddy of Campus Mass Shootings. The Servant Girl Annihilator: America’s Jack the Ripper. Buddhist monk robbed and attacked while buying lottery tickets inside Philly gas station. The Package Theft Epidemic and How Victims Are Fighting Back. How criminals use Uber, Tinder and Airbnb. Brothers in arms and drugs: Miami Molly ring faces trial. Terror in Little Saigon. From school shootings to everyday counter-terrorism. Vintage Crime Scene Photos. California surgeon accused of leading $150 million insurance scam. Coming Sept. 2: A new investigation into America’s coldest cases.
The computer geek, Pablo Escobar’s hippos and all that aluminum foil: “I Touched All Your Stuff” is the weirdest true-crime tale ever told. Farmer arrested for allegedly opening fake China Construction Bank. Imprisoned sex offender charged with murder in 1975 Lyon sisters case. “And everybody cried”: The callous murder of the Harvey family and the song it inspired. The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing. ARRESTED — Saint Red. The Blood on Our Hands: An Analysis of Mass Murder. New Witness Account Undermines Mexican Government Narrative Of Missing Students. Buried In Baltimore: The Mysterious Murder Of A Nun Who Knew Too Much. Ashley Sies' Alleged Burglary Attempt Thwarted By Ceramic Chicken.