Annals of Crime
November 27, 2017 Issue
The Serial-Killer Detector
A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.
By Alec WilkinsonNovember 20, 2017
July 3, 2017 Issue
My Dentist’s Murder Trial
Adultery, false identities, and a lethal sedation: a baroque courtroom drama unfolds in upstate New York.
By James LasdunJune 26, 2017
November 9, 2015 Issue
A College Romance That Led to Murder
Decades ago, two young lovers were convicted of a brutal slaying. Years later, why has the case become a cause?
By Nathan HellerNovember 2, 2015
January 14, 2013 Issue
The Science of Sex Abuse
Is it right to imprison people for heinous crimes they have not yet committed?
By Rachel AvivJanuary 6, 2013
May 10, 2010 Issue
Incident in Dodge City
What led to a showdown in the riverbed?
By Calvin TrillinMay 3, 2010
July 27, 2009 Issue
At the Train Bridge
Trouble on a summer’s afternoon at the swimming hole.
By Calvin TrillinJuly 20, 2009
June 22, 2009 Issue
Don’t Shoot
A radical approach to the problem of gang violence.
By John SeabrookJune 15, 2009
August 11 & 18, 2008 Issue
The Chameleon
The many lives of Frédéric Bourdin.
By David GrannAugust 4, 2008
January 21, 2008 Issue
Friend Game
Behind the online hoax that led to a girl’s suicide.
By Lauren CollinsJanuary 13, 2008
May 15, 2006 Issue
The Perfect Mark
How a Massachusetts psychotherapist fell for a Nigerian e-mail scam.
By Mitchell ZuckoffMay 7, 2006
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