10 Best Articles on Crime
The most useful articles on crime from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Crime Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on crime by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Bandits are losing interest in robbing banks, as some crimes no longer pay
- A Crime Beyond Belief - The Atavist Magazine
- Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in…
- Rethinking Prison as a Deterrent to Future Crime
- Police built an AI to predict violent crime. It was seriously flawed
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The Invisible Graveyard of Crime
A cost-benefit approach to the crackdown in El Salvador
Rethinking Prison as a Deterrent to Future Crime
Time behind bars can increase the likelihood that someone will re-offend, research finds. In many cases, programs that rehabilitate, rather than punish, may be a better solution.
A Grim New Low for Internet Sleuthing
In the Idaho murders, the real crime has become a “true crime”—an ominous form of interactive entertainment.
Not Another Teen Curfew
Cities have turned to an old standby to reduce crime. There's just one problem.
Police built an AI to predict violent crime. It was seriously flawed
A Home Office-funded project that used artificial intelligence to predict gun and knife crime was found to be wildly inaccurate
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on crime.
Bandits are losing interest in robbing banks, as some crimes no longer pay
The number of bank robberies is at about the lowest since the 1960s. A researcher investigates why.
Aristocrat Inc. - Believer Magazine
1. On a Wednesday morning during an unbearable late-summer heat wave, I sat in the back seat of my mother’s car, my three-month-old baby beside me, as we cruised along the 85, which runs from San Jose…
«Later on, she told me, she realized it was not conventional for a young woman like herself to call the sales department of a large, established company. But at the time she did not know that, and if she had—well, I’m guessing she would not have cared.»
A Crime Beyond Belief - The Atavist Magazine
A Harvard-trained lawyer was convicted of committing bizarre home invasions. Psychosis may have compelled him to do it. But in a case that became a public sensation, he wasn’t the only one who seemed…
Violent Delights - Believer Magazine
I. If you shoot someone in the head with a .45 every time you kill somebody, it becomes like your fingerprint, see? But if you strangle one, stab another, and one you cut up, and one you don’t, then…
Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in…
Judge Donna Scott Davenport oversees a juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, with a staggering history of jailing children. She said kids must face consequences, which rarely seem…
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