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  • Murder Mystery

    KRIV-TV (Houston) examines Houston's unsolved murders; each year a third of all murders in the city are unsolved, Sept. 3, 1985.
  • Can They Be Caught?

    ABC News 20/20 examines serial murders in the United States: what distinguishes them from other murders, who murderers and victims are likely to be, and how law enforcement agencies try to catch the serial killer, 1984.
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    Columbia Daily Tribune examines domestic murders in Boone County, Jan. 20, 1985.
  • Dead wrong

    WBBM-TV (Chicago) "investigated the performance of an examiners office, where (the station) found a pattern of mishandled autopsies in which pathologists failed to detect homicides, drug overdoses and child abuse. The series documents how mistakes at the morgue have thwarted law enforcement investigations and resulted in the police failing to pursue homicides."
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    Clarion-Ledger series investigates broad question of justice in racially hostile northern Mississippi; discusses racially motivated murders, resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, quality of law enforcement, and harsh economic realities that both whites and blacks face, December 1978.
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    Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.) follows up on the police investigation of three city murders; shows police had overlooked standard procedures in the investigation, December 1983.
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    Tulsa (Okla.) Tribune runs articles on corruption in a rural Oklahoma county; allegations of payoffs, jail brutality and the possibility that the police chief killed one of his officers; organized crime thought to be involved in other murders, February 1982.
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    New York Times article on murders of Atlanta children indicates disputes between authorities and techniques used by investigators may have hindered the capture of killers; possibility that publicity aroused a new killer also discussed, March 1981.
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    Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record examines the murders of five people in two wealthy families; illustrates the background of the murders; documents the police and judicial work.
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    USA Today focuses on rapes and murders on college campuses; reports 6,000 students are raped every year; lists 31 campus murders since January 1987.