Chronicling crime in the Windy City and how the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County criminal justice system use physical evidence to incriminate criminals and identify victims. Included: a trip inside the Cook County evidence warehouse, where thousands of artifacts reside. Also: Chicago's most gruesome and notorious murder cases.
Segments include a man who tried to murder his daughters to collect insurance money; a child who was kept as a slave by her adoptive parents; and a teenage girl who helped convict her stepfather of sexual abuse.
Cases involving murderous teenagers include two New Jersey teens who killed pizza deliverymen; a teen stalker who killed a classmate; a high-school junior who stabbed her mother to death and an eighth-grader who fatally shot his teacher.
Cases include a Utah pharmacist who hired a hitman to kill his wife, but the hitman was an undercover policeman; and a Texas man who killed his wife but received no jail time. Also: a New York City plastic surgeon who killed his wife and hid the body for a decade.
Cases in which victims have fought back against violent attacks. Included: a case involving a 10-year-old whose throat was slit. She survived to bring her attacker to justice; Also: a woman who was kidnapped.
Examining bank robberies and the strange appeal they have to some people, focusing on a couple suspected in a string of robberies from Texas to the Pacific Northwest. Also: four teenage girls who held up convenience stores; a Wells Fargo heist.
Segments examine law enforcement officials who have broken their vows to uphold the law. Included: an arson investigator who killed his wife and burned the evidence; Cleveland police caught in a drug sting; and two gay police officers who were beaten by fellow cops.
Techniques used by law enforcement officials to apprehend criminals include video cameras in police cars. Also: police in Virginia arrest a gang of shoplifters; and an undercover operation in Atlantic City nets criminals.
Segments include an undercover federal agent who was shot in the back and paralyzed during a drug bust that went awry; an eight-year-old who was murdered before he could testify in a court case. Also: a man opens fire in a church.