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Police Chief Tickets Himself, Police Impersonator, 2 Crashes in 7 Mintues, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
April 22 2017

Police Chief Tickets Himself, Police Impersonator, 2 Crashes in 7 Mintues, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Home Invader Cooks Himself Chicken
Blogs
April 21 2017

Home Invader Cooks Himself Chicken

Would you mind coming home to a fully cooked chicken dinner? Would you feel the same if the person...
Mapping the Mad Bomber of New York City
Blogs
April 20 2017

Mapping the Mad Bomber of New York City

Especially prescient in today’s times, Michael Cannell's Incendiary whisks us through...
Phone Thief Runs Directly Into Police
Blogs
April 14 2017

Phone Thief Runs Directly Into Police

Instant karma and instant regret all in about 15 seconds—this was the fate of the perp...
A Pioneering Profiler and His Fictional Forerunners
Blogs
April 13 2017

A Pioneering Profiler and His Fictional Forerunners

Read this exclusive guest post from Michael Cannell, author of Incendiary: The Psychiatrist,...
Review: <i>Convicting Avery</i> by Michael D. Cicchini
Blogs
April 13 2017

Review: Convicting Avery by Michael D. Cicchini

Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind “Making a Murderer” by...
Polite Package Thief, Throwing Donuts, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
April 8 2017

Polite Package Thief, Throwing Donuts, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Thieves Busted After Driving Stolen SUV to Courthouse
Blogs
April 7 2017

Thieves Busted After Driving Stolen SUV to Courthouse

Criminals are often classified as not having good common sense. Well, it's clear that this...
Steven Avery and the Criminal Justice Machinery
Blogs
April 6 2017

Steven Avery and the Criminal Justice Machinery

Making a Murderer made a compelling case that Steven Avery was actually innocent of the Teresa...
<i>Tragic Shores</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 6 2017

Tragic Shores: New Excerpt

Tragic Shores: A Memoir of Dark Travel by Thomas H. Cook is a personal memoir of exploration...
Santa Sells Coke, Fake Money, Witchcraft Charge, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
April 1 2017

Santa Sells Coke, Fake Money, Witchcraft Charge, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Man Faces Charges After Eating Pancakes
Blogs
March 31 2017

Man Faces Charges After Eating Pancakes

Pancakes. I eat them at least once a week. I love them. It turns out this week's perp derp...
<i>Operation Antiquity</i>: From Thailand with Love
Blogs
March 30 2017

Operation Antiquity: From Thailand with Love

A crowd gathered outside the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, on the morning of January...
Q&A with Laura Caldwell & Leslie S. Klinger, Co-Editors of <i>Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted</i>
Blogs
March 28 2017

Q&A with Laura Caldwell & Leslie S. Klinger, Co-Editors of Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

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Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger are co-editors of Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in April 2017
Blogs
March 27 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in April 2017

Since Netflix shifted their focus to original content, these lists have been getting a little...
Man Impersonates Cop, Accidentally Drunk, Thief Stuck in Window, and more: The Bullet List
All Fiction
March 25 2017

Man Impersonates Cop, Accidentally Drunk, Thief Stuck in Window, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Family Comes Home to Find Naked Woman on Couch
All Fiction
March 24 2017

Family Comes Home to Find Naked Woman on Couch

When I come home after a long day of work, finding a naked woman in my apartment might not sound...
Only a Boss Can Tell You
Blogs
March 23 2017

Only a Boss Can Tell You

Watch former Philadelphia Mafia Boss Ralph Natale tell the untold truth on Jimmy Hoffa, and then...
Review: <i>The New York Times Book of Crime</i>, Edited by Kevin Flynn
Blogs
March 23 2017

Review: The New York Times Book of Crime, Edited by Kevin Flynn

The New York Times Book of Crime, edited by Kevin Flynn, is a thorough collection of history's...
Pokemon Go Trial, Cop Robbing Drivers, Fake Murder, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
March 18 2017

Pokemon Go Trial, Cop Robbing Drivers, Fake Murder, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Tight Pants Leads to Major Coke Bust
Blogs
March 17 2017

Tight Pants Leads to Major Coke Bust

This week's Perp Derp enjoys wearing tight pants when he travels. I tend to sway more towards...
How We Compiled <i>The New York Times Book of Crime</i>
Blogs
March 16 2017

How We Compiled The New York Times Book of Crime

I’ve had a good amount of exposure to crime as a journalist, which influenced how I approached...
Research Ride-Along
Blogs
March 16 2017

Research Ride-Along

Research is possibly my favorite part of the writing process. It delays the hard part—the...
<i>Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
March 16 2017

Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale: New Excerpt

and
Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale by Larry McShane and Dan Pearson...
Road Rage, Stealing Cheese, Stolen Police Car, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
March 11 2017

Road Rage, Stealing Cheese, Stolen Police Car, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
The Birth of <i>Blue Light Yokohama</i>: A Family Murder Becomes Fiction (Part 3)
Blogs
March 9 2017

The Birth of Blue Light Yokohama: A Family Murder Becomes Fiction (Part 3)

Read Part 3 of Nicolás Obregón's 3-part series, “The Birth of Blue Light...
Shirt Full of Bacon, Underwear Thief, Rectum Smuggler, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
March 4 2017

Shirt Full of Bacon, Underwear Thief, Rectum Smuggler, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
The Birth of <i>Blue Light Yokohama</i>: The Miyazawa Family Murders (Part 2)
Blogs
March 2 2017

The Birth of Blue Light Yokohama: The Miyazawa Family Murders (Part 2)

Read Part 1 of this thrilling 3-part series first over at Thought Matters! The Miyazawa family’s...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 28, 2017
Blogs
March 1 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 28, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Fake Robbery, Crack Cookies, Head-Butting, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
February 25 2017

Fake Robbery, Crack Cookies, Head-Butting, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...