Genes shown to influence criminal behavior

Genes could be a strong predictor of whether a person becomes a career criminal, according to US scientists.

Claim: Happiness can discourage teen crime

People have always wondered what society can do to discourage criminal activity. Well, it turns out that all you have to do to fight crime is spread happiness.

Crime tracking algorithm works in real time

Israeli researchers have developed an algorithm that can be used by security organizations to track the likely location of criminals on-the-fly.

Woman battles muggers to keep romantic text messages

Would you fight to the death to preserve loving text messages on your phone?

Is crime on Craigslist worse than in Oakland?

We’ve all heard the Craigslist horror stories where some shady criminal lures an innocent victim to a hotel room where he cooks her in a stew a la Craigslist killer. Stories like this may not be so farfetched, as recent statistics released by the AIM Group claim the site is linked to 330 crimes, including 12 murders and 105 robberies.

Electronics thieves caught thanks to iPhone GPS

A man who had prior convictions for burglary and grand theft is back behind bars after he made the mistake of stealing an iPhone that had the GPS tracking app Mobile Me installed.

Crime: it's a dirty business

Forensic scientists now have a new way to track criminals and terrorists - through the germs they leave behind.