For 13 years, police failed to scrutinize the man now accused of the infamous murders. Why did it take so long?
“Police ruled Heather Mayer’s death a suicide. Her mother set out to prove them wrong and uncovered an escalating tale of violence.”
“The surge in homelessness on transit systems creates a conundrum for agencies used to the old way of doing things.”
“The serial killer media industrial complex rages on, but what has it taught us? Very little about the crimes in question, and much more about ourselves.”
When a hospice takes a man off life support in a case of mistaken identity, who is responsible?
Years after her cousin was killed, Lilly Dancyger is haunted by images of murdered women in the news.
Homicide rates in Chicago’s black communities receive a disproportionate amount of media attention in an ongoing tendency to sensationalize and pathologize their residents.
A short piece published in BBC Magazine explored the science of whether murderers are born or made. A British neurocriminologist named Adrian Raine has made a career out of studying the brains of violent criminals. Raine was the first person to conduct a brain imaging study on murderers, and has since scanned the brains of numerous homicidal individuals, looking for similarities. […]
“The Body in Room 348,” Mark Bowden, Vanity Fair.