fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about copycat killers, eyewitnesses testimony, what makes a murderer and more.

  • J.K. Chenevert, BSCJ, CPS
    Published a day ago
    Suicide Square (Pt. 4)

    Suicide Square (Pt. 4)

    ~ Chapter Seven ~
  • J.K. Chenevert, BSCJ, CPS
    Published 2 days ago
    Suicide Square (Pt. 3)

    Suicide Square (Pt. 3)

    ~ Chapter Four ~
  • Phoenixx Fyre Dean
    Published 11 days ago
    Mile Marker 144

    Mile Marker 144

    I'm a writer. It's what I do. It's who I am. I can find a story anywhere. A passing cloud may suggest a dolphin, and suddenly, I'm in the ocean on a wild adventure. I'm lucky that I can share those stories.
  • Tom Baker
    Published 26 days ago
    There Once Was a Farmer Named Ed...

    There Once Was a Farmer Named Ed...

    There once was a farmer named Ed, Who liked to cavort with the dead, He'd dig up the grave, all the better to save, A carcass he'd hang in the shed!
  • Neal Litherland
    Published about a month ago
    What Was the Satanic Panic?

    What Was the Satanic Panic?

    If you watch the news, you'll see no shortage of ridiculous things Americans believe. A number of people still believe former President Barack Obama is actually a Kenyan-born foreigner, despite producing a legitimate US birth certificate. There are large portions of the population who believe modern vaccines will cause children to develop autism, despite the only study that made such a claim being discredited, the author having his medical license revoked, and the CDC confirming there is no link. There are Americans who believe they've seen angels, Bigfoot, and unidentified flying objects.
  • Britney Clayton
    Published about a month ago
    Four Explanations to Why People Are Obsessed with Crime

    Four Explanations to Why People Are Obsessed with Crime

    With every new true crime documentary release, there seems to be more and more people becoming obsessed with understanding criminals. The more twisted the stories are, the more intrigued viewers are watching the events unfold.
  • Jessica Sanders
    Published 2 months ago
    Street Gangs

    Street Gangs

    A gang can be described as a group of individuals who are in close relations with leadership and internal organizations which claim to control certain geographical region in a particular community. There is no given leader, but the leader is assumed to be the person who takes command of the activities in demanding situations. The gangs engage in violent and illegal activities either in groups or individually. When one wants to join a gang, he/she has to be "jumped in," which is a way of proving his loyalty to the gang. Joining a gang involves acts such as stealing something that one is told, engaging in violence, or even being beaten for a particular period of time. Research shows that although street gangs exist throughout the world, they originated from the United States of America.
  • Gayla Ber
    Published 2 months ago
    911, What Is Your (Non) Emergency?

    911, What Is Your (Non) Emergency?

    This morning I read an article about a call that a local police department received on Saturday, July 20, that blew my mind. It seems a resident of the town the department is located in called 911 because the ice cream truck was parked outside his home for what he considered "too long."
  • Haley D
    Published 2 months ago
    Fascination with Crime

    Fascination with Crime

    In today’s society some people are fascinated with sports, others with technology, and some even have a fascination that one might say could lead them down the wrong path, this fascination is with crime.
  • Tobias Gillot
    Published 4 months ago
    What Is Malpractice?

    What Is Malpractice?

    Today, we take it for granted that certain professionals have a responsibility to their patients or clients. And that when professionals fail in their responsibility, patients and clients have the right to pursue a claim of malpractice. So what precisely is malpractice?
  • Fresh Thirteen
    Published 4 months ago
    The Smuggled Body

    The Smuggled Body

    This story recounts events that occurred in the early 2000s, during my time attending a small university in the eastern United States. The names and locations have been changed to protect identities, but the story is 100% true.
  • Jasmine Mason
    Published 4 months ago
    Christopher Darden Quits

    Christopher Darden Quits

    Former attorney against the O.J. Simpson trial has stopped representing the shooter of Nipsey Hussle, Eric Holder. Holder has been in police custody since the shooting took place at Hussle’s clothing store on March 31st, 2019. Unfortunately, Hussle was pronounced deceased soon after.