Crime and Terrorism

Major Projects

VICE Media’s 2016 Mass Shooting Tracker Project

General Coverage

Coupon Book Spread Conspiracy Theories — and Sparked Furious Backlash” (The Daily Beast, October 2021)

What Constitutes A War Crime? (Mic, May 2021)

When The Far-Right Wooed Black Panthers” (Ozy, March 2021)

The Twisted Group Focused on Making Nazis Comfy in Prison” (The Daily Beast, March 2021)

Is The Capitol Rioters’ Skull Mask Fetish Fashion or Fascist?” (The Daily Beast, February 2021)

Inside The Neo-Nazi Scheme to Exploit Anti-Vaxxer Panic and Spark Chaos” (The Daily Beast, December 2020)

How to Deal with Cops Who Believe Wild Conspiracy Theories Like QAnon” (VICE, January 2019)

Trump’s New Israel Policy Could Make The World A Lot More Dangerous” (VICE, December 2017)

Mike Flynn And The Crazy Alleged Plot to Kidnap a Turkish Cleric” (VICE, November 2017)

How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi” (VICE, November 2017)

The Anti-Poaching Idea That Is Totally Freaking Out Endangered Species Advocates” (Make Change, August 2017)

The Shady, Unregulated Business of Testing Homes for Meth” (Make Change, July 2017)

Why Aren’t There More Terrorist Attacks in America?” (VICE, June 2017)

Queens DA’s Early Plea System Is Built on Something Rare: Trust” (Gothamist, February 2017)

Are You A Criminal? 10 Questions That Could Change Your Answer” (Complex, November 2016)

Why Is New York Still Prosecuting 16-Year-Olds As Adults?” (Gothamist, November 2016)

Inside the Illicit Venezuela-Colombia Gas Smuggling Trade” (VICE, August 2016)

We Asked Terrorism Experts About ISIS And The Olympics” (VICE, August 2016)

What We Know about The Alleged Plot to Shoot Baton Rouge Cops” (VICE, July 2016)

Why Terrorists Keep Attacking France” (VICE, July 2016)

‘Spray and Pray’ Mass Shootings Are A Fact of Life in America” (VICE, June 2016)

What ISIS Is Saying about The Orlando Shooter” (VICE, June 2016)

A ‘Jihadist Autobahn’ Runs Through Germany, Says Report” (VICE, May 2016)

How Domestic Violence Feeds The Mass Shooting Epidemic in America” (VICE, May 2016)

Are Mass Shooter Alert Systems Coming to America?” (VICE, May 2016)

Before Preying on Students, This Teacher Did Time for Selling Guns” (VICE, May 2016)

What’s It Like to Be on A Plane When It’s Hijacked?” (VICE, March 2016)

A New Report Shows How Hard It Is to Keep Guns Away from Domestic Abusers” (VICE, February 2016)

Tomb Raiding Is A Growing Problem in The Middle East” (VICE, January 2016)

Wanted Criminal Kingpins Probably Shouldn’t Try to Make Biopics about Their Lives” (VICE, January 2016)

How Germany Is Grappling with A Wave of Sexual Assaults on New Year’s Eve” (VICE, January 2016)

Blood Minerals” (VICE, December 2015)

Guarding An Island Prison with Killer Crocodiles Is A Shitty Idea” (VICE, November 2015)

Cruel and Unusual” (VICE, November 2015)

ISIS Is Destroying Syria’s Historical Sites. Here’s What Can And Can’t Be Done / REPOST” (Matador, November 2015)

We Asked Experts How France Will Respond to The Paris Terror Attacks” (VICE, November 2015)

We Asked Two Experts If We Should Be Worried about The Islamic State Getting Nuclear Weapons” (VICE, October 2015)

The Tricky, Potentially Dangerous Business of Interacting with American Police” (VICE, October 2015)

Art before Death: The Powerful Work of Death Row Inmates” (VICE, September 2015)

We Asked A Counterterrorism Expert Who Will Win The Fight between The Islamic State and Al-Qaeda” (VICE, August 2015)

We Asked A Lawyer What’s Next for Alleged Serial Rapist Bill Cosby” (VICE, July 2015)

It’s Now Legal To Break Into Cars To Save Animals in Tennessee” (VICE, July 2015)

How Some Criminals Evade The Cops for Decades” (VICE, June 2015)

How Can Police Improve The Way They Handle Mass Protests?” (VICE, May 2015)

Why We Shouldn’t Panic About Danish Welfare Money Going to Fighters in The Middle East” (VICE, May 2015)

Is a British Widow Really A Key Player in The African Islamic Militant Group al Shabaab?” (VICE, May 2015)

We Asked A Military Expert What Would Happen If There Were A War in Space” (VICE, April 2015)

What We Know about The Left-Wing Militant Group That Took A Prosecutor Hostage in Turkey” (VICE, April 2015)

Why Do Bangladeshi Writers Keep Getting Murdered?” (VICE, April 2015)

Cops in Malawi Can Shoot Anyone Attacking Albinos Now” (VICE, April 2015)

The Australian Greyhound Industry Kills An Insane Amount of Dogs” (VICE, April 2015)

Should We Be Afraid of The Rise of Killer Robots?” (VICE, April 2015)

A Brief History of People Protesting Stuff with Poop” (VICE, April 2015)

How Courts Treat Consensual Cannibals” (VICE, April 2015)

Black Sabbath’s Guitarist Wants Indonesia to Spare Australians on Death Row” (VICE, March 2015)

Brazil’s Arrested Forest Kingpin Isn’t The Only Problem Facing The Amazon” (VICE, February 2015)

Alleged Human Sacrifice in India Was Supposed to Help Find Buried Treasure” (VICE, February 2015)

Australian Police Seized a Buttload of 3-D Printed Weapons” (VICE, February 2015)

Uber is Launching a Panic Button Feature in India” (VICE, February 2015)

Patenting A Magic Trick Is Tricky Business” (VICE, February 2015)

Authorities in Vietnam Ran over Hundreds of Cats with A Dump Truck” (VICE, February 2015)

A Three-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot Both of His Parents with One Bullet” (VICE, February 2015)

The Men Making Money Off The Art and Personal Affects of Rapists and Serial Killers” (VICE, February 2015)

How To Explain War To A Six-Year-Old” (VICE, February 2015)

Can Hotlines Stop Muslims from Becoming Radicalized?” (VICE, January 2015)

Why Were Two Prominent Italian Jews Detained at Auschwitz This Week?” (VICE, January 2015)

Did Someone Poison Hundreds of People with Crocodile Bile on Saturday?” (VICE, January 2015)

Indonesia Executed Five Foreign Nationals on Drug Charges and the World is Pissed” (VICE, January 2015)

Are Indonesian Cops Using Sexy Photos to Smear An Anti-Corruption Watchdog?” (VICE, January 2015)

Is India Finally Ready To Deal With Its Rape Problem?” (VICE, January 2015)

Witch Hunting Is A Growing Problem in Papua New Guinea” (VICE, January 2015)

How Worried Should We Be about Moldova’s Recent Uranium-Smuggling Bust?” (VICE, December 2014)

Pakistan Wants To Execute Hundreds of Death Row Prisoners ASAP” (VICE, December 2014)

Golden Chains: The Puzzle over North Korean Gold” (New Yorker, August 2014)

The Grave Robbers or Hargeisa” (Roads & Kingdoms, December 2013)

Inside Somaliland’s Pirate Rehab” (VICE, October 2013)

My Time with One of Somaliland’s Khat Kingpins” (VICE, August 2013)

Al-Qaeda’s Somali Cell Is Fractured and Dangerous” (VICE, July 2013)