Drugs are killing Americans in record numbers, but not everyone is being hit equally hard. Police and public-health workers battling the problem near Interstate Highway I-65—which runs south-to-north through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana—are at its front lines. The highway is a supply line favored by Mexican cartels flooding Appalachia and the Midwest.
Glynn Martin is a retired officer from the Los Angeles Police Department and the author of 'Satan's Summer in the City of Angels' about the local community's response to the 'Night Stalker' serial murders. Martin shares his experience as a young cop in the L.A. area during Richard Ramirez's reign of terror with A&E Real Crime.
What is evil—and how do we measure it? Is it more evil to abduct and torture a stranger for days before ultimately letting them go, or to fatally shoot a spouse in a fit of jealous rage? We speak to clinical psychologist Dr. Gary Bucato, co-author of the new book, 'The New Evil,' about how he determined what acts are more evil than others and why serial killers aren't all categorized the same way.
JC Ferguson, commander of communications training for Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services—which is featured on 'Nightwatch Nation'—speaks with A&E Real Crime about how 911 call takers and dispatchers handle the stress of responding to calls about violent crimes.
Some studies claim male sexual-homicide offenders over age 50 are rare—murders committed by them account for only 0.5 percent of sexual homicides in the U.S.—which may be due to steep declines in their testosterone levels. But could a decline in testosterone really put a halt to a killer's murderous spree?
For over a century, electricity has been used as the ultimate punishment on criminals who've gone violently astray of the law. Soon, it may be used to rehabilitate them. In July 2018, a new study was released suggesting that running electrical currents through people's brains reduces their desire to commit acts of aggression.