Adam Janos is a New York City-based writer and reporter. In addition to his work for A&E's Real Crime blog, he has reported for The Wall Street Journal and The Budapest Times, amongst others.
For six seasons and counting, A&E's '60 Days In' has given TV viewers a unique look into jails across the country, by pointing the cameras on undercover inmates for two-month stretches. Read how the show has helped spur change at some of these facilities.
A&E Real Crime caught up with the two analysts from 'Live PD: Wanted' to discuss what makes the show such compelling television.
Family annihilation—wherein men kill their wives and kids (and, more often than not, themselves)—is so grotesque that it feels like it should only happen when a person is blinded by anger. But Chris Watts didn't murder his family in a fit of rage. We explore how his case breaks the family annihilator pattern.
If you fill a prison with the nation’s most dangerous people, that prison, naturally, will be a dangerous place. And even with Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary's notoriously strong security, those people occasionally strike with sensational violence. We look at some of the most grisly murders that took place at the hands of inmates at 'The Rock.'
Serial killers have long targeted prostitutes—from Jack the Ripper, an uncaught murderer who terrorized women in late 19th-century London, to the Long Island Serial Killer, an uncaught murderer whose last confirmed victim disappeared in September 2010 after advertising sex work on Craigslist. We explore the various reasons why serial killers prey upon sex workers.
A&E Real Crime takes a look at some of the most notable 'black widows,' and the unbelievable lengths they went to off their spouses.
In Season 2 of 'I Am a Killer,' Montana killer Lindsay Haugen talks about what led up to her murdering her boyfriend, Robby Mast, in 2015.
There's been no shortage of violent crime this decade, either. As the 2010s come to a close, A&E Real Crime looks back at the past 10 years—at some of the crime stories that drew the most public attention, and at the criminals the public will long remember.