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Justice & Punishment

Fraternity Hazing That Ends in Death
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Fraternity Hazing That Ends in Death

In February 2017, 19-year-old Timothy Piazza died after a fraternity hazing ritual students called the ‘gauntlet’ at Penn State University. Piazza consumed ’18 drinks in less than 90 minutes’, given …
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26 Years for Man Who Killed Three of His Partners
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26 Years for Man Who Killed Three of His Partners

In a horribly familiar scenario, Angela Best was murdered by her partner Theodore Johnson after their one-year relationship broke down and she threatened to leave him. On 15 December 2016, …
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London’s ‘Black Cab Rapist’ to Be Released
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London’s ‘Black Cab Rapist’ to Be Released

To the horror of his victims and those who fear the danger this man poses to women, former London taxi driver, 60-year-old John Worboys dubbed the ‘Black Cab Rapist’, is …
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Can You Get out of Jail with a Video?
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Can You Get out of Jail with a Video?

When defendants hear that ‘guilty’ verdict, most think it’s all over. But for some defense lawyers, there’s one more tactic they can use at their disposal: leniency. After you’ve been …
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27 Years in Prison For a Murder You Didn’t Commit
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27 Years in Prison For a Murder You Didn’t Commit

The murder of 22-year-old Teresa De Simone in Southampton, England in December 1979 saw a man imprisoned for 27 years for a crime he did not commit. The true murderer …
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Rogue Surgeon With a God Complex
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Rogue Surgeon With a God Complex

As patients, we place our full trust in doctors. When that doctor is a consultant surgeon with the confidence and reassurance we are desperate for when facing life-changing disease or …
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Mountain Run Turned Fight for Life
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Mountain Run Turned Fight for Life

On 15 July 1984, Olympic biathlete 22-year-old Kari Swenson went for a run on a mountain trail near her home in Big Sky, southwest Montana. The beautiful route winding around …
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Chicago PD Infiltrates Secret Facebook Groups
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Chicago PD Infiltrates Secret Facebook Groups

Chicago is known nationally for their high amount of violent crime. While it fails to make the list for the nation’s most violent cities, in 2017 alone the Chicago Tribune …
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A Modern Trial for Historic Icelandic Double Murder
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A Modern Trial for Historic Icelandic Double Murder

On 12 January 1830, within the beautiful and peaceful backdrop that is Iceland, one after the other 33-year-old Agnes Magnusdottir and 17-year-old Fridrik Sigurdsson were told to go to their …
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The Death-Row Killer Who Duped a Journalist into Release
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The Death-Row Killer Who Duped a Journalist into Release

In December 1971, 37-year-old Edgar Smith was released from New Jersey’s death row. Convicted of the first-degree murder of a teenage girl in 1957, Smith, with the help of journalist …
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