The Newest Police Crimefighting Tool: Podcasts

True-crime podcasts have been hosted mostly by investigative journalists, comedians and other media personalities. But after California police used one to track down a runaway suspected killer in Mexico, other law enforcement agencies have embraced the medium as a more effective tool for solving cold cases than “Wanted” posters.


The Media and the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

At least 11 states now have automatic record expungement laws, but stories of arrests and even mugshots last forever on the internet―unless media outlets and criminal justice advocates can agree on consistent policies.

It’s Time to Halt Post-9/11 Anti-Terror Sting Operations, Say Critics

After 9/11, the FBI’s change from a crime-investigating organization to an intelligence-gathering agency was accompanied by an increased use of sting operations. A new PBS documentary focuses on one operation in Miami that revealed the often-questionable grounds for such operations, and the abuses they fostered.