Erin Brockovich talks about her crusade to bring a utility company to justice for poisoning drinking water.
Nathaniel Abraham, a sixth-grader who became the youngest American tried as an adult for murder.
Celeste Beard Johnson and Tracey Tarlton share the stories that led to Steven Beard's death.
The Canadian couple is found guilty in the deaths of three young girls.
Diane Whipple was mauled to death by her neighbors' dog.
The case of Rolando Cruz and Alex Hernandez, who were sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a young girl; a crime they did not commit.
Mothers and grandmothers awaiting execution on death row.
The tale of twins Sunny and Gina Han; Gina had two gunmen terrorize Sunny and her roommate.
A look at the growing problem of out-of-control law enforcement agents.
A look at the men and women who gaze into the depths of evil to solve the mystery of murder.
Three cases where husbands and wives have murdered their spouses.
The story of Michael Pardue; a man convicted of three murders, escaped from prison three times and was recaptured.
A case study on how double jeopardy law sometimes helps criminals escape punishment.
Law enforcement focus on the wrong suspect for years in the murders of five University of Florida coeds.
The case of author Michael Peterson, convicted of murdering his wife.
The case of Roger Keith Coleman who was executed for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law; his defenders attempt to exonerate him.
The methods used by law enforcement to combat the enemy within.
A boat captain dies at sea; a slow witted bagger at the grocery store is the only man who knows what happened.
An affair leads to the death of a doctor and his wife; a nurse is on trial for murder.
A look at police on trial for corruption and brutality.
A look at President William Jefferson Clinton's impeachment ordeal along with other hearings.
The growing crime of kidnapping. Focusing on biathlete Kari Swenson and Exxon executive Sidney Reso.
The murder for hire business; cases of people hiring men to perform contract murders.
Greg Ott's, the man convicted of killing a Texas Ranger, speaks on television for the first time.
Go far behind bars to present gripping, chilling stories of prison life.
Profiles of several politicians who run wild; lying, stealing and even killing.
The precarious relationship between law enforcement and the informants they use.
Loopholes in the justice system.
Examining cases of killers who were able to slip through the cracks of the judicial system and were freed to commit more crimes.
A federal agent is paralyzed during a drug bust; an 8-year-old is gunned down before a court appearance; a shooter opens fire on a church meeting.
An examination of the violence inflicted by husbands and wives, including the shooting death of comic Phil Hartman.
An arson investigator murders his wife and burns the evidence; Cleveland cops are caught in a drug sting; gay cops are beaten by fellow officers.
The poignant stories of people who have been falsely accused of horrible crimes.
An American teen who fled to Israel to escape punishment for a murder; two boys who killed their own father; a girl who murdered a rival.
State-of-the-art techniques used in law enforcement help apprehend and understand serial killers.
Woman fights police corruption; drunken drivers are videotaped.
When someone murders a family member, the surviving relatives are left with enduring emotional wounds.
Sam Bowers goes on trial for ordering a murder 32 years prior; investigators reopen an unsolved case.
The hunt for Ted Kaczynski.
Extremely intelligent, privileged youths, Leopold and Loeb, commit nearly perfect murders for the thrill; D.B. Cooper hijacks a Boeing 727, demands $100,000 and four parachutes and leaps from the plane never to be seen again.
DNA on a cigarette brings a rapist and murderer to justice.
A killer sets fires for insurance money.
A man abducts a Utah teenager from her bedroom.
A man's wife and lover are murdered while on a shopping trip together.
The owners of a house in Amityville, N.Y., say evil spirits terrorize them.
The owners of a house in Amityville, N.Y. claim to be terrorized by evil spirits.
People famous for killing police officers.
A Los Angeles model goes missing after a photo shoot.
Despite a constitutional ban, bizarre punishments exist.
A man recants his partial confession to the murder of his parents.
A Virginia woman is in and out of prison trying to prove herself innocent of killing her husband.
Tried for the murder of their daughter in 1988, David and Cynthia Dowaliby are cleared.
Bigamists prey on vulnerable women.
A young woman vanishes after being seen talking with a suspect in an earlier disappearance case.
Nearly 100,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors.
Phil Spector, celebrated as the innovative genius who revolutionized recording techniques is also known for his alcoholism, reclusive lifestyle and fascination with guns.
A federal agent breaks up a child pornography ring.
DEA agents patrol the 1,800-mile Mexican border.
The growing number of Skinheads and their dangerous alliances.
Two men on trial for killing an elderly man claim that he abused his family for decades.
A man confesses to killing a priest, then recants during his trial claiming that he only confessed because he felt guilty about having a sexual relationship with the priest.
A controversial civil-rights leader is accused of a police officer's murder.
Two innocent people confess to a serial killer's crimes.
Despite a lack of evidence, a young Ohio man is convicted of murder and sentenced to death.
Photographs help police to implicate a couple in the murders of two vacationers.
A teenager is wrongly convicted.
A homosexual U.S. soldier is brutally murdered.
Another inmate strangles to death a pedophile, a defrocked priest.
For every person wrongly convicted, a criminal escapes justice.
A Texas woman is murdered after claiming that her husband is a sexual deviant and a threat to their children's safety.
A middle-aged man goes on trial for killing his beautiful, young Russian wife.
A woman kills her father after years of alleged sexual abuse and threats.
Jeffrey Dahmer is convicted of murdering and dismembering 15 young men and boys.
John Wayne Gacy is a model citizen by day and serial killer by night.
In 1966 Chicago, serial killer Richard Speck massacres eight nurses.
A man's three wives die mysteriously.
A suicidal man randomly kills two people in hopes of receiving the death penalty.
A man hires another to kill his quadriplegic son and the boy's nurse and mother.
Actor Robert Blake stars in the television series 'Baretta.'
Family, friends and colleagues discuss the turbulent life of singer Michael Jackson.
A prominent Daytona, Fla., man invents a club for killers and convinces his lover to join by brutally murdering a drifter.
A court issues an unusual ruling in the trial of a doctor accused of killing elderly patients.
Police accuse a teen of taking part in her mother's brutal murder.
A mentally ill parolee murders two young women.
A man, accused as a teen of killing his mother, gets a new trial.
With a lack of physical evidence, the outcome of Brian Eftenoff's murder trial hinged on how his personality was judged by the jury.
Las Vegas millionaire Ted Binion is found dead in his home.
A death-row inmate, released due to prison overcrowding, kills again.
A housewife is convicted of murdering her two young children.
A salesman is the lead suspect in the bludgeoning deaths of two Texas sisters.
Women who kill their children.
A woman is accused of intentionally making her daughter ill.
The mysterious killing of a businessman reveals how easy it is for people to arrange a murder on the Internet.
Murderer Chevie O'Brien Kehoe was brought up by his father to be a white supremacist.
Controversy surrounds Henry Lee Lucas' confession to hundreds of murders.
The town of Blanchester, Ohio deals with the death of former cheerleader Carrie Culberson.
Men serving time for the rape and murder of a young woman in Hawaii maintain their innocence.
Investigators suspect many may have wanted to kill Jeff Zack, but police have no fingerprints, murder weapon or reliable witnesses with which to build a case.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were the first married couple in the U.S. to be executed together.
Tom Capano is convicted of murdering his former lover and burying her at sea.
Courts cannot stop gangster Arthur Flegenheimer, alias Dutch Schultz.
Serial killer Arthur Shawcross kills 11 women and two children.
The Genovese family shows a ruthless determination to remain all-powerful in the mob world.
Claus von Bulow is accused of trying to murder his wife.
A pair of military cadets murder a young woman.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan cover themselves with pointed hoods and sheets to remain anonymous while executing acts and rituals.
Con man Diazien Hossencofft convinces a woman that he is something other than human.
A dispute between a police officer and a Texas woman ends with the latter shot to death and the former convicted of murder.
Bill Kurtis probes corruption in the New Orleans Police Department.
Kidnappings that went horribly wrong.
Psychoses plague a child, who grows up to become a serial killer.
A brain-damaged woman's husband and parents fight over keeping her alive artificially.
Prostitute Aileen Wuornos is executed for murdering seven men.
Mob involvement in Las Vegas gambling; Bugsy Siegel and the Flamingo Hotel; Teamsters loans.
A sales receipt leads police to the home of serial killer Ed Gein.
Dance club king Michael Alig murders a drug dealer and disposes of the body.
Financial wizard Meyer Lansky survives some 50 years in organized crime.
After a mistrial and a successful appeal, Edward Post pleads guilty to murdering his wife during the third trial.
Whistleblowers at a California prison accuse guards of staging gladiator-style fights between inmates.
Leonard Lake commits suicide rather than face trial with Charles Ng for 12 videotaped murders.
The wife of a small-town recluse dies suddenly.
An electrician is convicted of bludgeoning an investment banker to death.
A veteran accuses Alabama sisters of hiring him to kill one of their husbands.
Alcatraz's terror lay in its unremitting tedium and isolation.
Gangster Baby Face Nelson.
Serial killer Richard Ramirez surprises his victims in their homes.
The surviving offspring of British serial killers Fred and Rosemary West tell of their ordeal.
Kennedy relatives are linked to a 1975 murder in Greenwich, Conn.
A man poisons his neighbors.
A man is imprisoned for rape and murder based on the testimony of a 6-year-old.
An affair between two officers in the Santa Monica, Calif., Police Department turns violent.
A group of Kentucky teens murders a family of four.
Witches in Salem, Mass.
After a young man slaughters his entire family, another family moves into the home and experiences supernatural events.
After a brief courtship, a newlywed dies suddenly.
Serial killer Joel Rifkin talks about his life and killing spree.
Jean Harris is accused of murdering Dr. Herman Tarnower, author of a diet book.
Moving to the suburbs proves deadly for a St. Louis housewife.
With her last words, 16-year-old Laurie Show identifies her killer.
Bonnie and Clyde are killed in an ambush set up by the Texas Highway Patrol.
Barbara Stager is convicted of murdering her second husband after being acquitted of killing her first.
Two thrill-killers terrorize the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s.
A man with multiple personality disorder says one of them killed his daughter.
A seemingly popular student is lured to a remote area by seven of his friends and murdered.
Gangster Vincent Gigante attempts to convince the world that he is legally insane.
Life of Osama bin Laden from his privileged childhood to his battle against the Soviet Union and his suspected involvement in the terrorists attacks on September 11, 2001.
A innocent man convicted of rape spends 11 years in prison before DNA evidence sets him free.
Serial killer Dennis Rader evades capture for more than three decades.
Laurie Bembenek escapes after spending nine years in prison for the murder of her husband's ex-wife.
Karla Faye Tucker becomes the first woman to be executed in Texas since 1863.
A lawyer hires a gunman to murder his wife in front of their two young children.
A Florida woman is accused of killing her husband, who was having an affair.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and other former POWs discuss the experience.
A man's first wife dies in a bathtub; his second in a hot-tub.
Kate 'Ma' Barker; Velma Barfield, killer of five; pickax murderer Karla Faye Tucker.
Mafia turncoats Joseph Valachi and Sammy Gravano work with law-enforcement agencies.
Joseph Valachi is the first syndicate member to testify against the Cosa Nostra and reveal its inner workings.
Mobster Henry Hill's testimony brings down some of New York's most feared criminals.
Charles Manson and his followers terrorize Los Angeles in 1969.
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe leads in Africa's fight against colonialism.
Crusading attorney Juliet Yackel attempts to save her client, Darnell Williams, from execution.
Englishman Michael Ryan massacres 14 people before committing suicide; Charles Whitman shoots from a tower; murders of teen boys.
Hitmen wreak terror on the streets of Philadelphia.
A computerized fingerprint database helps to solve a 26-year-old murder; a forensics specialist uses evidence from the crime scene to reconstruct the murder of an 11-year-old newspaper girl.
An Ohio teenager turns up in the trunk of her car six days after being reported missing.
An innocent bystander who witnesses a mob murder enters the witness-protection program.
A woman is convicted in the shooting death of her 4-year-old son.
A convicted child-molester leads two young boys to kill their father.
Attorney Joel Steinberg is convicted of manslaughter in the death of a 6-year-old.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation uses fingerprinting, bullet trajectory and blood spatter analysis to solve murder cases.
A renowned Massachusetts physician murders his wife in order to keep his secrets.
Two doctors are charged with murder.
The decline of New York City's legendary crime families; new ethnic crime groups move in.
The murder of Ruben Borchardt in a murder-for-hire plot arranged by his estranged wife.
A New Jersey woman is murdered on her wedding day by an ex-boyfriend.
Nurse Charles Cullen claims to have killed 40 of his patients.
A family feud begins with the theft of a hog and ends in the U.S. Supreme Court.
A convicted murderer, released from prison due to overcrowding, kills again.
After several arrests, Ukrainian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo is convicted and executed in 1994.
British doctor Harold Shipman is believed to be responsible for killing hundreds of his patients.
Moses Sithole, a man with a reputation for fighting child abuse, is actually a serial killer.
Serial killer Pedro Alonzo Lopez sometimes averaged three murders a week.
Austrian serial killer Jack Unterweger writes poetry, a novel and an autobiography.
Parolee Richard Allen Davis abducts and kills 12-year-old Polly Klaas.
The scandalous writings and deeds of the Marquis de Sade land him in prison before the French Revolution.
A woman who has married 10 times goes on trial for murdering her last husband.
The founder of the American Atheist organization and two family members vanish.
A kidnapper holds a hitchhiker hostage for seven years.
Serial killer Ted Bundy keeps his violent nature hidden.
The Threat Assessment Group attempts to learn why two teens went on a killing spree at their school.
Police arrest a man whose wife died of arsenic poisoning.
A clue buried in a wealthy man's will leads police to his killer.
A woman manipulates her lover to kill her elderly, millionaire husband.
Mobster Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano testifies against his boss, John Gotti.
Fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson murders his wife and unborn son.
Englishman Peter Sutcliffe murders 12 women.
Imprisoned for three murders since the 1940s, William Heirens insists he is innocent.
Mild-mannered accountant John List kills his family and disappears for 17 years.
Serial killer David Berkowitz claims to have acted at the urging of his neighbor's dog.
Mobster Frank Costello sees himself as a businessman, preferring diplomacy to violence.
Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine.
Master drug-smugglers are caught in a massive sting operation.
Tough maximum-security prisons around the world.
A killer goes on a murder spree while in the witness-protection program.
A high-school homecoming king is implicated in the rape and murder of a cheerleader.
Heiress Helen Brach disappears without a trace in 1977.
Pastor Jim Jones' paranoia results in mass suicide.
David Koresh and many of his followers die when their compound burns.
Frank Ragano defends Santo Trafficante, Jimmy Hoffa; Bruce Cutler defends John Gotti.
Roman Emperor Caligula's reign is full of lunacy, murder and perverse sexuality.
History of the motorcycle club Hell's Angels.
Wayne Williams' conviction of killing black Atlanta children remains controversial.
A teacher seduces her teen lover into killing her husband.
When a Tennessee state senator is murdered, suspicion falls on his political opponent.
A Texas millionaire uses wealth to win acquittals when he is accused of murder.
A top criminal attorney is accused of murder.
Five young men are exonerated after 13 years in prison when another man confesses.
Life at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
A woman accuses her ex-husband of murdering their baby.
A young Californian is suspected of hiring a hit man to kill his family.
A surprise witness helps to crack open a mysterious hit-and-run murder case.
World War II veterans begin the American motorcycle craze; the Hell's Angels make national headlines in the 1960s; Hollywood produces dozens of biker movies.
A San Antonio businessman has his ex-wife murdered in front of her four babies.
Uganda's Idi Amin secretly orders the murder of thousands of his people.
Alex Kelly leaves the country before standing trial for rape.
A suburbanite murders her former husband and his new wife.
A cult leader convinces his followers to conspire to murder five members of an Ohio family.
Josef Mengele experiments on prisoners and supervises gas chambers at Auschwitz and Birkenau.
Events leading to the murder of singer Selena; the case against Yolanda Saldivar.
Hippie girls give unswerving loyalty to their crazed guru, Charles Manson.
Frank Ragano suddenly walks away from defending Mafia bosses.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's rise to power costs the lives of presidential candidates, judges, journalists and police officers.
Terrorist Timothy McVeigh.
A young man opens fire from a tower, killing over a dozen people.
Gary Ridgway confesses to the murder of 48 women in Washington state.
A serial-killer chemist's bosses ignore his crimes.
Political insiders offer revealing accounts of the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.
Mark David Chapman stalks and murders Beatle John Lennon.
Ottis Toole is suspected of killing 6-year-old Adam Walsh.
Terrorist Mohamed Atta becomes one of the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 attacks.
FBI Agent Joe Pistone infiltrates the Mafia.
Kathy Durst, wife of millionaire real-estate heir Robert Durst, disappears.
Richard Hickock and Perry Smith murder the Clutter family in 1959 Kansas.
Drifter Teena Brandon dies with two others in a Nebraska farmhouse.
Teenage nanny Louise Woodward is convicted of second-degree murder, only to have the jury's verdict set aside by the judge.
Football star Rae Carruth is implicated in a young woman's death.
Native American activist Leonard Peltier maintains his innocence as he serves consecutive life-sentences for murder.
Gangster Joe Bonanno's life spans a century of Mafia history.
Those who know him discuss football player O.J. Simpson.
The Ching-a-Lings are an outlaw motorcycle gang in New York City.
Underworld boss Salvatore Luciano helps to create Murder, Inc.
Texan Ross Nelson molests hundreds of adolescent boys.
A Los Angeles medical examiner works on the victims of drug overdoses, gang violence, and suicide.
Video cameras help to catch criminals, but raise serious ethical questions.
Databases link thousands of criminals to DNA samples found at crime scenes.
London police coerce false confessions in a pub-bombing case; Mississippi police beat confessions out of murder suspects; Western military forces develop sensory-deprivation methods to pry information out of enemy soldiers.
The murders of two children lead to the use of fingerprinting in crime-fighting; killer of a 3-year-old girl; the St. Valentine's Day massacre; troopers convicted of tampering with fingerprint evidence.
The science of deducing what kind of person a criminal suspect might be is now used in many places.
People fall in love with prison inmates, sometimes with disastrous consequences.
Three members of the Brooklyn, N.Y., district attorney's office fight to prosecute suspected criminals.
Two cases in Albuquerque, N.M., demonstrate the evolution of trace evidence in crime detection.
Killers of two prominent Dartmouth professors leave several significant clues; an arachnologist helps to solve a murder.
Dr. Khidir Hamza spends 20 years developing Iraq's atomic-weapons program.
Weapons Saddam Hussein may have had; history of UN inspections in Iraq; use of weapons against the Kurds, Kuwait, Iran and Israel.
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is a hero to many in the Mideast.
Criminal matriarch Ma Barker is killed in a bloody shootout with the FBI.
Martha Stewart transforms a home-based catering company into a billion-dollar conglomerate.
A Texas woman stops at nothing to get her daughter on the cheerleading squad.
A woman drowns her two young sons.
Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's wives, late sons, daughters and other immediate family members.
In 2003 coalition forces invade Iraq, revealing the terror apparatus the dictator used to maintain power.
Embittered John Dillinger embarks on a cross-country robbery and murder spree.
Crash experts re-examine evidence from Sen. Ted Kennedy's accident at Chappaquiddick.
In 1969 Sen. Ted Kennedy's car goes off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island; Mary Jo Kopechne dies.
Counselors help police officers to deal with the stress of their jobs.
Beyond the myths lies the truth of the vicious James brothers, Jesse and Frank.
An FBI agent is charged with espionage.
Teens kill for thrills; skyjacker takes ransom and parachutes from the plane.
Ancient prophecy and occult ritual fascinate Nazi Germany.
Heinrich Himmler sets up the Lebensborn Foundation to preserve and protect pure German blood.
Hermann Goering founds the Gestapo and originates Nazi concentration camps.
Two dictators are directly responsible for millions of deaths.
A 1983 discovery of Adolf Hitler's journals proves to be a hoax.
Charles Manson masterminds August 1969 killings.
A gunman randomly shoots passengers on a commuter train.
Some involved in the O.J. Simpson murder trial have parlayed their 15 minutes of fame into lucrative careers.
Corrupt cops talk about the reality of modern police work.
Teen suicide is the third-largest killer of young people.
Despite a murder conviction, Ira Einhorn eludes capture for more than 20 years.
Child-care providers kill or seriously injure about 1,000 children per year.
How young people become bullies; how adults can intervene.
In the '50s, teens Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate kill 10 people.
Former Green Beret Jeffrey MacDonald appeals his conviction for the murders of his wife and children.
Legal and psychological experts discuss accusations made against the superstar.
A man sending deadly mail-bombs to victims around the country avoids capture for 18 years.
Socialite Sydney Biddle Barrows runs an exclusive call-girl service.
Lizzie Borden is accused of the brutal ax-murders of her father and stepmother.
Dr. Sam Sheppard is convicted of murder in 1954 and retried in the '60s.
After serving time for several murder attempts, a woman is free on parole.
Andrew Cunanan commits suicide on a houseboat in Miami.
Second in command to Nicky Scarfo, Philip Leonetti betrays a Sicilian code for freedom.
Clarence Brandley spends seven years on death row unjustly.
Police chase O.J. Simpson on a Los Angeles freeway after the murder of his wife and her companion.
Renegade bounty hunters pose a threat to society.
Bugsy Siegel envisions gambling center Las Vegas.
A Houston dentist is accused of running down her adulterous husband with her car.
Robert Chambers is convicted for the murder of Jennifer Levin in New York's Central Park.
Sen. Ted Kennedy's involvement in the 1969 drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
Three juries consider the murder cases against Erik and Lyle Menendez.
CIA agent Mike Spann encounters 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan.
Some teens kill for thrills or to satisfy curiosity.
Sean Sellers is executed for murders committed as a teen.
A teacher is imprisoned for having an affair with a 13-year-old boy.
Law enforcement hunts down two killers terrorizing the Washington, D.C., area in 2002.
National attention focuses on the husband of a dead woman.
Rising sports star Kobe Bryant is accused of sexual misconduct.
A man abducts a Utah teenager from her bedroom.
The lead FBI agent on the JonBenet Ramsey murder scene talks about mistakes that were made.
Cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is murdered in prison.
Seemingly normal people suddenly lash out with lethal force.
Serial killer Herb Baumeister buries bodies in his back yard.
A psychiatry professor studies violence and high-profile killers.
Aileen Wuornos, self-described 'highway hooker,' may be the first woman to fit the profile of a serial killer.
A federal sting lands Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in prison.
Increasing violence in society; battered women.
Teenage Amy Fisher shoots the wife of her lover Joey Buttafuoco.
Crimes imitate movies; John Hinckley Jr. and 'Taxi Driver'; school shootings.
Mother-and-son con artists Sante and Kenny Kimes murder a wealthy socialite.
A woman murders her five young children while in the grip of postpartum psychosis.
Serial killer Charles Ng videotapes two of his victims.
A bludgeoning kills a Connecticut girl; suspects include Kennedy nephews.