true crime

Should 'Late Adolescence' Protect Young People from Execution?

The years between 18 and 21 are a sort of societal limbo period when, in most states, you can't drink, but you can smoke—and get sentenced to die.
Beth Schwartzapfel
true crime

The Murder of Two Teenage Girls Is Haunting a Small Indiana Town

The girls went for a hike during their winter break and turned up dead about a day later. On Monday, cops released a sketch of the man they believe killed them.
Michael Edison Hayden
Life Inside

The Day I Found Out About My Dad's Parole

I knew my world could soon be filled with love and possibility instead of heartache and loneliness.
Tristan Darshan

The Story Behind the Teen Mom Arrested with a Dead Baby in Her Bag

When she was 17, Tiona Rodriguez was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at Victoria's Secret, and cops quickly discovered her third child's corpse in her bag. Now she's facing life in prison in a case that may rest on shaky science.
Sonja Sharp

How New York Gang Culture Is Changing

Violence in the NYC criminal landscape is increasingly dominated by small, neighborhood-based factions, though "super-gangs" like the Bloods and Crips linger.
Seth Ferranti

How the Brutal ​Murder of an 18-Year-Old Girl Tore Apart a Small Long Island Community

A casual afternoon of teen drinking led to a horrific killing, the consequences of which are still being felt two years later.
Max Kutner

How a 'Sextortionist' Went from Trolling Bieber Fan Pages to Being Sent to Prison for Child Pornography

What started as a relatively harmless ring of internet pranksters became a playground for a demented adult.
Allie Conti

​Florida Is By Far the Worst State for Kids Up Against the Law

The Spring Break capital of the world is really harsh on minors who get into legal trouble.
Eli Hager

An Angry British Virgin Was Found Guilty of Attempted Murder After Stabbing Three Women

All of his victims survived, making it easy for cops to nab the "Tomb Raider" fan.
Allie Conti
This Week in Teens

Would-Be School Shooter Drinks Too Much Whiskey, Forgets Bombs at Home

It's hard to argue that teen drinking ever accomplishes anything of substance, but this week, underage boozing actually seems to have prevented a tragedy.
Hanson O'Haver
This Week in Teens

Teenagers Are Having Sex in Extremely Odd Places

Teens are having sex with one another through smartphone screens, having sex with stuffed horses in Walmarts, and having sex with jihadists in the Islamic State.
Hanson O'Haver
This Week in Teens

Teens Kill 900 Chickens, Are Completely Insane

This week saw teens getting arrested for poultry genocide and flamingo death, attempting to join the Islamic State, and winning the Nobel Prize.
Hanson O'Haver