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Crime, police and the law

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Designated drunk: Can you get intoxicated without actually drinking alcohol?

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In international waters, are you beyond the reach of the law?

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Can cops really commandeer cars?

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How are criminals prevented from profiting from their crimes?

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Special Delivery: Can a live person be packed in a shipping crate and mailed?

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How do radar guns work?

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Why are the police called cops, pigs, or the fuzz?

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Have Great Britain’s restrictive gun laws contributed to the rise in violent crime?

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What’s wrong with cousins marrying?

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Is suicide against the law?

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Why do cops in movies taste cocaine?

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Is the world more dangerous now than when we were kids?

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Do crime scene investigators really draw a chalk line around the body?

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Did Lizzie Borden kill her parents with an ax because she was discovered having a lesbian affair?

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Did a murderer escape punishment using the “Twinkie defense”?

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Did Hitler ban gun ownership?

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Does “rule of thumb” refer to an old law permitting wife beating?

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Did avant-garde arts events of a century ago really inspire riots?

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If psychics are frauds, why do police keep asking them for help?

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Why is prostitution illegal?

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What’s the big deal about the Fifth Amendment?

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What is a "quitclaim deed"?

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Why do they play bagpipes at police funerals?

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Was The Texas Chain Saw Massacre based on a true story?

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In Los Angeles, why do so many license plate holders say “KMA367”?

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Did a state legislature once pass a law saying pi equals 3?

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Why do the British drive on the left?

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Could U.S. draft evaders be extradited from Canada now?

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Is misuse of Pine-Sol a federal crime?

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In the old Soviet Union, what did it mean to be branded a “cosmopolite”?

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What’s the story with cattle mutilations?

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Can the cops legally burglarize your house?