CATEGORY: CRIMINAL JUSTICE

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Crime of the Century: The Brides in the Bath

Detective-Inspector Arthur Neil knew the deaths were not accidental. He just didn’t have any proof. Staring at the bathtub where his victim had drowned, he thought, “If anyone can get drowned in a bath like this, it’s a marvel.”

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Mass Shootings in the United States

It’s no secret that America has a mass shooting problem. In May 2022, there were 31 shootings that resulted in at least one death. Why does America have more mass shootings than other country? Let’s use HeinOnline to dive into this important issue.

Dangerous Waters: Crimes on Cruise Ships

Cruises offer unforgettable vacations to exotic locales, but what happens when the vacation goes wrong? Explore the legal and jurisdictional issues around crimes on cruise ships with this post.

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Speech, Crime, and Son of Sam Laws

Crime can pay, but Son of Sam laws attempt to prevent criminals from cashing in on their crimes. Various states and the federal government have such laws on their books. Learn about these laws in this post.

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4 Heinous Wrongful Convictions in American History

Unfortunately, wrongful convictions—when an innocent person is convicted of a crime—are not a rarity in American history. Countless people, perhaps more than we will ever know, have gone to jail or even been executed for crimes that they did not commit.

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Crime of the Century: The Case of Timothy Evans

Thomasina was fed up with her son, Timothy. She had learned that Timothy had left London, returning to his hometown in Wales, where he was staying with his aunt and uncle. Before he had left London, Timothy had quit his job and sold his furniture. When Thomasina heard this, she was furious.

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Crime of the Century: The Kidnapping of Peter Weinberger

In 1956, Betty Weinberger sat on the patio with her one-month-old son, Peter. She briefly stepped inside the house, but when she returned just a few minutes later, Peter was gone. Read up on this crime of the century and others, as well as kidnapping-related legislation.