When a boy struts in a tutu or a girl dons boxer shorts, it makes grown-ups nervous. It's one of the first lessons kids who are gender nonconforming learn.
Don Cornelius never led a civil rights march, launched a boycott or gave a speech before a cheering crowd of protesters.
Don Cornelius' legacy influenced generations of artists and musicians and forever changed America's musical landscape.
Think you suffer from a "psycho" boss? A small but growing body of global research suggests you might be right.
A study suggests your boss might be crazy. Psychologist Jeff Gardere offers insight into this personality type.
Violent crime in the United States declined 6% last year, according to statistics compiled by the FBI and released Monday.
Norwegian massacre suspect Anders Behring Breivik's purported 1,500-page manifesto paints a picture of a deliberative, driven killer -- not a rambling crazy person, criminologists said Tuesday.
So you want a job at a top investment bank like Goldman Sachs, or consultancy like McKinsey, or law firm like Sullivan & Cromwell. In our meritocratic society, where CEOs can begin in the mailroom and Siliconillionaires have dropped out of college, the trick is to work hard and produce excellence, right? Not so. You're better off just attending Harvard and playing lacrosse, according to a recent curious study.
It's becoming a familiar story and a welcome one: Violent crime continues to decline.
Many jobs have similar-sounding names, which can lead to confusion. Type in "ornithologist" when you meant to search the Web for an orthodontist and you'll find someone who can identify the bird in your yard, but not help with an overbite. Here are some other occupational mix-ups:
Andre and Korisha Shipley were still mourning the death of their 17-year-old son, Jesse, when two months after his funeral, they received shocking news from students of the same Staten Island, New York, high school Jesse had attended. Members of a forensic science club on a field trip to the morgue couldn't believe what they noticed on a cabinet in the medical examiner's lab.
The parents of a teen who died in 2005 learn the medical examiner kept their son's brain. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Americans may be bleak about the overall state of the country, but there's cause for optimism in at least one area: the fight against crime.
A South Carolina coroner confirms the children found dead in a submerged car were indeed strangled to death.
Unemployment. Single parenthood. Taking care of multiple young children. Millions of people deal with these challenges every day, but in some cases, they add up to something unthinkable: turning against one's own child.
An appeals court ruling has raised the possibility that Guatemalan women will be able to seek asylum in the United States because of the high rates of femicide in that country.
Despite one of the worst economic climates in recent history, the number of bank crimes fell sharply last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday.
The suspect in the killing of four Seattle-area police officers, was shot and killed after a 2-day manhunt.
The ambush-style shootings of four police officers in Seattle allegedly by a suspect whose prison sentence had been commuted likely will affect the way states approach clemency, according to professors, criminologists and attorneys.
The head of a Texas agency investigating whether a faulty arson probe led to a man's 2004 execution said Tuesday he's not a "political pawn," but would not say when the controversial investigation will move forward.
Primatologists are giving "guerilla marketing" a whole new meaning.
Researchers found monkeys have economic behavior in the jungle. CNN's Andrew Stevens and CNN.com's Kevin Voigt discuss.
For more than two hours on a dark Saturday night, as many as 20 people watched or took part as a 15-year-old California girl was allegedly gang raped and beaten outside a high school homecoming dance, authorities said.
Author Patricia Cornwell talks about her new book 'The Scarpetta Factor' the 17th in the series.
It has been 20 years since best-selling crime writer Patricia Cornwell began work on her first novel in the series chronicling the cases of forensic analyst Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
The reputed hideout of infamous mobster Al Capone sold to Chippewa Valley Bank of Wisconsin for $2.6 million, according to CNN affiliate KBJR affiliate in Duluth, Minnesota.
An investigation into claims that faulty evidence led Texas to execute an innocent man in 2004 was at a "crucial point" when the state's governor replaced three of its members this week, one of the three said Thursday.
CNN.com's blogger bunch discusses the difference between a suspect and a person of interest.
It's a familiar scenario: A major crime is committed. Police investigate possible leads while the media asks for information. Soon, authorities say they have a "person of interest."
Here we are again, nearing the end of yet another summer and the start of a new school year. By now, you (hopefully) know where you'll be attending college this fall, but do you know what you'll study?
I'm on the eve of a quick tourist trip to Paris, and I leave in a perplexed frame of mind. How can it be that a major European capital has only one big soccer team? And even Paris Saint-Germain, founded in 1970, is a recent arrival, with little tradition.
Divorce causes more than bitterness and broken hearts. The trauma of a split can leave long-lasting effects on mental and physical health that remarriage might not repair, according to research released this week.
Four police officers were arrested by the special investigation team probing the alleged rape and murder of two young Muslim women in India-administered Kashmir Wednesday evening, a senior police officer confirmed.
"They want to determine if anyone else was involved" in the actor's death, attorney Mark Geragos tells PEOPLE
Nancy Grace producer Rupa Mikkilineni updates the case of 13-year-old Kathy Gloddy, found raped and killed 38 years ago.
It was a typical November day in 1971 when an eighth-grader left her house in a sleepy New Hampshire town with her pet dog, Tasha, in tow.
Four years ago, Roger and Jane Hargens were told that their 24-year-old son, Ryan, was dead. It was a gunshot wound to the head, and it was a suicide; at least that's how it was originally labeled.
Those slick, intricate tests used by forensic investigators on shows like "CSI" look infallible, but that is the stuff of television. In the real world, forensic tests are much more ambiguous and rarely demonstrate a definite tie between an individual and a crime.
Every day, millions of people use social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook to stay in touch with friends, make business contacts and procrastinate at work.
A controversial ranking of U.S. cities' crime rates indicates New Orleans, Louisiana, has the worst crime rate, while a New York exurb has the lowest.
For the first time since Casey Anthony's murder indictment, Jeff Hopkins, who is named in her indictment, speaks out!
For years after their 1988 divorce, Denise Patrick, 48, and her ex-husband had a great relationship. They sat together at their kids' sporting events, hung out on weekends and attended each other's parties.
It's called the "love hormone," and it's been shown to mitigate symptoms of social disorders like autism. Now some manufacturers are touting it as a shyness remedy
A Chicago Sun-Times reporter isn't going to answer questions at R. Kelly's child pornography trial
Federal researchers say they've developed a human identification test that's faster and possibly cheaper than DNA testing
Use these activities to encourage your students to learn about and appreciate the significant roles that women have played in shaping the world.
Northern Illinois University on Friday identified the man who fatally shot five people in a classroom as Steven P. Kazmierczak, whom police described as an award-winning student "revered" by colleagues and faculty.
Developments in the murder trial of O.J. Simpson from July 5-7, 1995
On the lower portion of Dr. Henry Lee's Web site, under a link to his 85-page curriculum vitae and adjacent to a list of his five honorary Ph.D. degrees, is a section entitled "The Winner's Attitude."
Portuguese investigators head to Britain as a witness speaks out about Madeleine McCann. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
What to do when loved ones can't let go of the old you.
Sure, forensic science makes great TV, but Texas residents oppose a plan for a "body farm" in their neighborhood
Murders in the United States jumped 4.8 percent last year, and overall violent crime was up 2.5 percent for the year, marking the largest annual increase in crime in the United States since 1991, according to figures released Monday by the FBI.
When the CEO of a small San Diego publishing company started receiving threatening e-mails from an anonymous address, he had a pretty good idea that someone in the company's IT department was involved. The CEO called his lawyers, who in turn called Peter Garza, a computer forensics expert and founder of EvidentData, an investigative firm in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
When the CEO of a small San Diego publishing company started receiving threatening e-mails from an anonymous address, he had a pretty good idea that someone in the company's IT department was invol...
The U.S. military has identified the body of a World War II airman that climbers found in October at the bottom of a glacier in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Dear Annie: I am a 35-year-old woman CPA with extensive experience in finance and accounting. Now that the job market in my field seems to have picked up, I've been looking around for a better job, and I'm noticing something that keeps happening over and over again.
New research suggests that women managers who have kids are less likely to be hired, and if they are hired, they're likely to be paid less than those who don't have children.
A decaying address book. A black plastic comb. A dirty penny.
Kim Kye Gwan, chief nuclear negotiator for North Korea and the nation's vice foreign minister was interviewed by CNN Senior Asia Correspondent Mike Chinoy on Saturday in Pyongyang.
The body dominated the room: his hands and ankles bound with a belt, a sheet over his head and a drop of blood on the back of his shirt. For investigators, his corpse held some -- but not all -- of the clues to solve his disturbing murder.
John Mallery says his current job as a computer forensic expert has some parallels to his former calling as a comedian, juggler and knife thrower.
A group of Singapore-based researchers are taking Pacman out of the arcade hall of fame and setting him loose on the streets.
Bill Clinton, President; Roger Clinton, ex-con. Alec Baldwin, Oscar-nominated actor; any of his brothers, not-so-famous actors. It seems that in all too many families, one sibling is considered a success while another lags.
When Todd Matchett went to prison for second-degree murder in 1986, a fellow inmate threaded a guitar string through a Bic pen, attached it to a cassette Walkman motor, and tattooed the grim reaper on Matchett's left shoulder.
Bill Clinton, President; Roger Clinton, ex-con. Alec Baldwin, Oscar-nominated actor; any of his brothers, not-so-famous actors. It seems that in all too many families, one sibling is considered a s...
Forensics experts say as many as seven suspected Islamic terrorists linked to the Madrid train bombings may have been killed in an explosion as police raided their hideout Saturday.
In a conference room called cuddle bug at the Dallas headquarters of Match.com, three men and a woman sit around a long table talking about lust. But this is not the conversation that the topic b...
Manuel Castells is a professor of city and regional planning and sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of the three-volume The Information Age: Economy, Society, a...
In 1998, Tampa attorney David Maney faced a quandary. His client had been granted ownership of a cockatoo in the course of divorce proceedings. Both members of the couple had grown attached to the ...
Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist by Richard Rhodes Knopf, 371 pages
Americans are working more than ever before--at least that's what they tell anyone who will listen. Complaints about longer work hours started dominating lunchroom tables and filtering into the bus...
DANGLING A STEAMED clam's gray sac high over the family dinner table, 12-year-old Sean Satterfield waves the mollusk around and speaks with authority: "It's all in there--stomach, nerves, intestine...
THERE IS NO SAFE PLACE ANYMORE. That fearful message is driven home by the endless rat-a-tat-tat of pointless carnage that marks us as one of the world's most violent societies. Listen to the grim ...
LIKE IT OR NOT, all of us are largely defined, at least in the eyes of others, according to an elaborate set of criteria -- how much we earn, what we do for a living, who our parents are, where and...
Crystal Warwell's strong record at Robinson High School in Tampa helped her win unsolicited offers of scholarships from the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. But Warwell, w...
ON MOCKINGBIRD LANE: rape. On Magnolia: robbery. On Spruce: gunshots. All across suburbia -- on streets named after birds and trees and blossoms -- fear is spreading. It is beginning to change the ...
EUROPE'S euphoria over the collapse of the Berlin Wall three years ago has given way to fear, insecurity, and rising hatred. Fascists have won elections in France, bitter strikes have hit Germany, ...
One man, one woman . . . two twin beds. And no hanky-panky. Stanford University students called it ''Gender Exploration Week.'' Officials called it ''a fun sociological experiment . . .'' Last week...
EVERYBODY KNOWS it's true: As the rich get richer and the poor poorer, the middle class is squeezed, strained, and shrinking. Both Mom and Pop have to work to pay for such middle-class necessities ...
In the 1990s we're going to get new sociological and political theories based on psychological insights into how individuals actually make decisions and arrive at beliefs -- including some irration...
IN FEBRUARY OF 1988, Lionel Harris, 17, a black honor student at Calvin Coolidge High in Washington, D.C., wrote an article for his school newspaper. It began: ''For the first 40 days of this year ...
ROSEMARY is a lovely girl, but your mother and I are a little worried. We certainly don't want any Catholic grandchildren.'' So Pulitzer Prize Committee Chairman Robert C. Christopher's father told...
WHEN WERE YOU LAST at a dinner party where someone didn't raise at least one of these perennially favorite topics: (1) how that $47,500 subdivision split- level, bought in 1973, is now worth a cool...
The American Psychological Association (APA) was conventioneering in the Big Apple recently, so naturally we Gothamites had to sit there and absorb still more lectures on the transcendent importanc...
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 1 -- An injured man found sprawled on a California Highway 101 exit ramp late yesterday told hospital authorities that aliens had taken over a nearby town. John Fenton, 36,...