The True Crime Issue

  • Unseen Photos of One of England's Most Notorious Prisons

    Chris Steele-Perkins's pictures of Manchester's Strangeways prison from 1980 reveal a slice of the UK's criminal underworld.

  • A Former English Gangster Walks Us Through a Bank Robbery

    "Some press reports stated that I spent the first few days of after escaping custody hiding out at my friend's strip club, up to my eyes in bums, tits, cocaine, and champagne. Which was abso-fucking-lutely true."

  • Fun with Facial Composite Software

    If you need more proof that machines are taking over the world, look no further than the police-sketch industry. Like countless manufacturing and administrative employees before them, sketch artists are now being replaced by software that creates spot...

  • How It Feels to Live Your Life Under Police Protection

    Famed crime writer Roberto Saviano on the eight years he's spent worrying about death threats.

  • Supernatural Sacrifice: South Africa Wages War on the Devil

    The Devil is probably not launching an all-out assault on the people of South Africa, but if you pick up the tabloids, talk to the locals, or ask the police, they’ll all tell you: Satanic crime is a growing problem.

  • The Face of Camden

    The Magnum photographer has always preferred to take pictures “close,” working not by classic fly-on-the-wall documentarian methodology but by getting so up in the action that there’s little chance anything can be lost in the distance between point A...