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Ted Bundy: Profile of a Serial Killer
Ted Bundy was attractive, smart, and had a future in politics. He was also one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. Ted Bundy screamed his innocence until his death in the electric chair became imminent,
Do You Know a Psychopath?
Take this quiz to see if someone you know might be a potential psychopath.
Puffy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs
Puffy Combs was indicted on various weapons violations and bribery stemming from an investigation into a shooting incident in a New York City nightclub in December 1999. Page 6.
Characteristics of the Psychopathic Personality
The study of the psychopath reveals an individual who is incapable of feeling guilt, remorse or empathy for their actions.
Get the Latest Headlines and Criminal Case News
The latest updates on current criminal cases in the news, including background information and chronological events.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
Famous Mugshots Quiz
This quiz presents the police mugshots of famous celebrities who were arrested and some of the most infamous criminals in history. How many can you identify?
Texas Death Row Inmates
A photo of Texas death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
James Duckett
A photo of Florida death row inmate James Duckett from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 90.
Was Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer Sick or Just...
Jeffrey Dahmer was responsible for a series of gruesome murders of 17 young men from 1988 until he was caught on July 22, 1991, in Milwaukee.
Firearm Transfer Screening Quiz
Are you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
Tupac 2Pac Shakur
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
Snoop Dogg Mug Shot
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists who have been charged with crimes of all levels including murder, money laundering and child pornography. Page 12.
Women Arrested for Indecent Behavior With Kids
A photo gallery of female teachers, mothers and caregivers who have been charged with anything from inappropriate behavior with minors to having sex with young students.
What Exactly Is a Crime?
A crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
Lisa Coleman
A photo of Texas death row inmate Lisa Coleman from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 69.
Shyne Jamal Barrow
Known in some circles as P. Diddy's "fall guy", rapper and one time P. Diddy protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow
What Are the Most Common Criminal Offenses?
Crimes can be committed against persons or property, but all crimes carry a punishment for those who break the law.
Quiz: Would You Know a Psychopath if You Met One?
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
Just How Insane Was Serial Killer Albert Fish?
Albert Fish is known for being one of the most vile pedophiles and killers of all time. After his capture he admitted to molesting over 400 children and tortured and killed several others. Fish was a small, gentle looking man who appeared kind and trusting, yet once alone with his victims, the monster inside him was unleased - a monster so perverse and cruel, his crimes seem unbelievable. He was eventually executed and according to rumors, he turned his own execution into a fantasy of pleasure.
What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
How Donald 'Pee Wee' Gaskins Became a Serial...
Donald 'Pee Wee' Gaskins was the most prolific serial killer in South Carolina history. Once his brutality was unleashed, he knew no boundaries, torturing, killing, cannibalizing victims, both male and female.
What's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
The Last Words of Executed Prisoners
The last words of criminals about to be executed not only represent how they wish to be viewed after their death, but it is also the final step before the actual execution begins.
ODB Russell Jones
Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB) was a rap and hip-hop artist who was in and out of prison during his celebrity years. Page 9.
What Possessed This Serial Killer to Dismember...
When police went to Ed Gein's Plainfield, Wisconsin farm home to investigate the disappearance of a local woman, they had no idea they were about to discover some of the most grotesque crimes ever committed. Gein's crimes went down in history as some of the most disgusting ever uncovered that encompassed murder, grave robbing and cannibalism.
4 Classifications of Criminal Offenses
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
Did a Letter Make Susan Smith Kill Her Children?
Susan Vaughan Smith of Union, S.C. was convicted on July 22, 1995, and sentenced to life in prison for murdering her two sons, Michael Daniel Sith, 3, and Alexander Tyler Smith, 14-months-old.
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Young Jeezy
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy was arrested with guns in South Beach, Florida after an alleged shooting took place. Page 11.
How Richard Ramirez Became Known As 'The Night...
Satanic worshipper, serial killer and rapist, Richard Ramirez, was named The Night Stalker, after terrorizing Los Angeles during a year long killing and raping spree that resulted in his conviction of 43 counts, including 13 murders and other charges including burglary, sodomy, and rape.
Has Modern DNA Technology Finally Named Jack...
During a two-month period in 1888, a series of five murders of women in London's East End were blamed on a single individual known as Jack the Ripper.
The Killer Clown: A Profile of John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy, known as the 'Killer Clown,' was convicted of the torture, rape and murder of 33 men between 1972 until his arrest in 1978.
All About Son of Sam Killer David Berkowitz
David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, is an infamous 1970s New York City serial killer who killed six people and wounded several others because a demon dog told him to do it.
Ol' Dirty Bastard Russell Jones
Rapper Russell Jones (Ol' Dirty Bastard) spent much of his career building his rap sheet instead of his rap songs. Page 10.
What You Should Look for to Detect Counterfeit...
The public has a role in maintaining the integrity of the U.S. currency. You can help guard against the threat from counterfeiters by becoming more familiar with United States currency.
What You Can and Can't Have In Your Carry-On...
Find out the new regulations on what can and cannot be carried onto US airplanes, including recent changes to the TSA policies.
Holly Bobo's Remains Found; Grand Jury Indicts...
A grand jury has indicted one suspect on murder and kidnap charges two days after Holly Bobo's skull was found near his family's property.
How Andrea Yates Ended Up Drowning Her Own...
A profile of Andrea Yates, her life, her marriage to Rusty Yates, and the tragic events that led up to her drowning her five children.
Celebs Looking Their Worst in This Mug Shot...
Browse the mug shots of famous people, sport stars, music icons, television personalities, models, and more and see what they did to get arrested.
What Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
US Airline Regulations - Personal Items...
Before you pack, find out what the US Airline regulations are regarding personal items that can be carried on a flight, which need to be checked, and which items are prohibited.
Lloyd Duest
A photo of Florida death row inmate Lloyd Duest from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 91.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
Profiling Pedophiles: What Characteristics Give...
The pedophile can be anyone but there are some characteristics that many of these predators share that offer indicators to adults that their child may be in danger.
Green River Killer: Gary Ridgway
Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, went on a 20-year killing spree, making him one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
All About Serial Killer Dean Corll and the...
Dean Corll was a 33-year-old electrician living in Houston, Texas, who, with two teen accomplices, was responsible for kidnapping, torturing, raping and murdering at least 27 young boys in Houston in the early 1970s.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
Police Seek Help in Finding Missing Texas Woman...
Plano, Texas police have asked the public's help in searching for a Fort Worth woman who vanished after walking into a parking garage August 30.
Why the Case of the Zodiac Killer Remains...
The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer whose brutal murders, cryptic letters and haunting phone calls terrorized California residents and challenged investigators for over 30 years.
What is Stockholm Syndrome?
A bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden unconvered a mechanism for survival many who are in hostage-related situations turn to in order to manage the complete feeling of fear and terror.
The Charles Manson Family
In 1969 Charlie Manson emerged from his prison cell onto the streets of Haight-Ashbury and soon became the leader of followers who became known as The Family. Here is a picture gallery of many of the Manson Family members with brief descriptions of their roles as Manson followers.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
Children Who Kill Their Parents
Youth parricide is an unpredictable, shocking crime that often results in deep regrets and a lifetime of painful guilt in the child that killed their parents. Understanding why children kill their parents is still a big question among child psychologist and criminologists.
What Caused Timoth Ray Jones to Kill His 5...
A South Carolina man known as highly intelligent and a responsible father has been arrested in connection with the deaths of his five children.
Serial Killer Photo Gallery
Most serial killers do not look like killers, until they are caught, then the evil in their faces is all that you see. Here is a collection of pictures of some of the worst serial killers in U.S. history and descriptions of their crimes.
Haunting Stories About Alcatraz and Its Ghosts
Visitors, security guards and Parks Service employees have reported hearing unexplained sobbing, clanging pipes, walking into 'cold' spots and even seeing ghostly inmates wandering through the corridors of one of the toughest prisons in U.S. history.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
What Are the Gun Laws in Texas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
First Suspect Found Guilty in Double Murder Case
Bethany McKee, 20, one of four suspects accused of the murder and robbery of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, has been found guilty.
Mel Gibson
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of mug shots of the rich and famous. Page 91.
How This Canadian Woman Became a Serial Killer
One of Canada's most infamous female convicts, Karla Homolka, was released from prison after serving a short 12-year sentence for her involvement in drugging, raping, torturing and killing young girls over a decade ago. The dead teens included her own young sister whose innocence was offered by Homolka to her boyfriend as a gift.
The Most Evil Pedophiles and Child Killers
Profiles and information about some of the most horrific pedophiles and child killers.
What Were the Last Words of Convicted Murderer...
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
What Are the Gun Laws in Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
Did You KNow the Founder of Sav-a-Lot Was Also...
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The Kobe Bryant Case
Professional basketball star Kobe Bryant, 24, is charged with a single count of felony sexual assault against a 19-year-old woman at an exclusive spa where he was staying when he came to Colorado for knee surgery in the summer of 2003.
Billy Crutsinger
A photo of Texas death row inmate Billy Crutsinger from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 70.
Murderers About to Be Executed Say the Darndest...
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos before being executed.
The True Story of The Black Dahlia Murder
The case remains one of Hollywood's long-running mysteries and one of the most gruesome of the 1940s.
Robert Hansen Mug Shot
Most serial killers do not look like killers, until they are caught, then the evil in their faces is all you see. Here is a collection of some of the worse serial killer's pictures with a brief description of their crimes. Page 38.
How Charles "Lucky" Luciano Became an Infamous...
A profile of gangster Charles. Crime / Punishment.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
The 10 Stages of a Criminal Case
If you have be arrested for a crime, you are at the beginning of what could become a long journey through the criminal justice system.
See What Landed Brenda Andrew on Death Row
See how this cheating wife went from teaching Sunday school to manipulating her lover into murdering her husband in order to get his life insurance money.
Read About the Serial Killer Donald "Pee Wee"...
Gaskins confessed to several murders during the last days of his life. How much truth was in his confessions was never confirmed. Many believed he did not want to be known in history as a tiny man, but rather as a prolific killer.
How Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins Became an Escape...
All through Gaskins life he had what he described as, 'them aggravated and bothersome feelings,' that seemed to push him into criminal activity. He found little relief from the feelings until September 1969, when he picked up a female hitchhiker in North Carolina...
Learn More About the Appeals Process in a...
Anyone convicted of a crime has the right to appeal that conviction if they believe a legal error has occurred.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
Lip Tattoo
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 13.
Do I Have to Show the Police My ID?
Do I have to show the police my ID?
Willie Tyrone Trottie
A photo of Texas death row inmate Willie Trottie from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 319.
The Shooting of Officer Mark MacPhail
The following account is taken directly from court records of eyewitness testimony of the events leading up to and following the shooting death of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail.
What Ever Happened to the Monster of the Andes?
Pedro Alonzo Lopez, known as the ‘The Monster of the Andes,’ was responsible for the brutal murders of over 350 children.
How Westley Allan Dodd Became "One of the Most...
In the year of 1989, in two separate incidents, Westley Allen Dodd sexually assaulted and killed three boys ages 11, 10 and four. His methods were so heinous, forensic psychologists dubbed him one of the most evil killers in history.
New Mexican Mafia Tattoos
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 12.
What Is the Crime of Battery?
Find out what the crime of 'battery' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
Home Safety Screening Quiz
How safe is your home from intrusion by criminals? Answering these 20 questions can help you discover if you have some holes in your safety plan.
The Caylee Marie Anthony Case
On June 15, 2008, Cindy Anthony called 9-1-1 in Orlando, Florida to report that her daughter, Casey Anthony, had stolen a car and some money. She called back later to report that her granddaughter, Casey's daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony was missing and had been missing for more than a month.
What Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
Meet Notorious Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Richard Kuklinski was one of the most diabolical self-confessed contract killers in American history, who took credit for over 200 murders, including the murder of Jimmy Hoffa.
What Happens in the Sentencing Stage of a...
A defendant who pleads guilty or is found guilty by a jury in a criminal trial faces sentencing for the crime by the judge.
DMX X
Rapper and actor DMX (X) mugshot and arrest record. Page 4.
Suge - Marion Knight
Entrepreneur in the hip-hop music industry and co-founder of Death Row Records arrested in 1997. Page 5.
The BTK Strangler Returns
The BTK Strangler who terrorized Wichita, Kansas 30 years ago by bragging to the news media about committing a series of seven murders, only to disappear in 1977, has apparently resurfaced to take credit for a 1986 murder.
Test your knowledge of famous criminal cases
How much do you know about the most famous crimes and criminals in history?
Alex and Derek King
The case of children, Alex and Derek King, is one of the most bazaar murder cases in the history of Florida. The boys confessed to bludgeoning their father to death because they thought he would be mad because they ran away from home.
Aryan Brotherhood Tattoos
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 7.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
R Kelly - Part 1
R&B star R Kelly, arrested in Miami on 12 counts of possession of child pornography. Page 2.
Aryan Brotherhood Use of Nazi Symbols
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 6.
Profile of Idaho Teen Killer Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson showed no outward signs of the evil that she was capable of, but when she got angry at her parents over their dislike of her boyfriend, it all came out.
All You Need to Know About the Infamous Jack...
A serial killer murdered and mutilated at least five prostitutes in the East End of London in 1888, No one was ever arrested for the crimes.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
A Quick Summary about Women on Death Row
Only a small percentage of the death row population in the United States are women and an even smaller percentage are executed.
What Were Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy...
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
The 8 Victims of Serial Killer Derrick Todd Lee
Derrick Todd Lee, also known as the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, has been linked through DNA to several murdered women in south Louisiana. His victims were all attractive, successful women who had full lives ahead of them, lives that he snatched away.
The Twisted Case of Charles Manson and His...
Manson ordered Family members to go commit one of the most atrocious crimes America had ever seen.
The Final Statement of Steven Thacker
In his final minutes, Steven Thacker asked for forgiveness from the families of those he murdered. Page 13.
Serial Killer Rodney Alcala's Photographs
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by serial killer Rodney Alcala.
R Kelly - Part 2
Indicted on 21 counts of child pornography. Page 3.
Did Darlie Routier Kill Her Sons?
Darlie Routier sits on death row in Texas for the murder of her children. Many questions have come up since her trial. Was she railroaded? You decide.
Profile of Larry Swartz: The 'Sudden Fury'...
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
Final Statement of Michael Lee Wilson
The final words of killer Michael Wilson was full of love, but there was no apology. Page 10.
James Brown - Celebrity Mug Shot
Browse the pictorial gallery of mug shots of celebrities and find out what they did to get arrested.
ADX Supermax Inmates
The federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado houses the most dangerous criminals, spies and foreign terrorist. Here is the list of the high-profiled inmates currently doing hard time in one of the toughest prisons in the world.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 21.
Why You Might Need to Pay Bail to Get Out of Jail
Posting bail is usually required before someone who has been arrested can be released from jail to await trial.
Grandel Gang - Cardinal Tattoo
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 9.
Flashback: Nathaniel Bar-Jonah
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah, a/k/a David Paul Brown, is a convicted child predator who is in prison after repeatedly molesting, torturing, and attempting to murder
Why Do Mass Murderers Kill?
Based on the patterns of their murders, multiple killers are classified into three basic categories -- mass murderers, spree killers, and serial killers.
What Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
Final Statement of Andrew Cook
Andrew Cook could not forgive himself, much less ask for forgiveness, for murdering two young adults he chose at random. Page 15.
Kelly Garcia
English teacher Kelly Ann Garcia was arrested for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old student at Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. Page 11.
Judge Sides With Susan Powell's Parents Over...
A judge has ruled that the parents of Susan Powell were in legal bounds to cut out Josh Powell's mother and sister from a $2.3 million trust fund..
Grandel Gang Tattoo
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 10.
De Mau Mau Gang
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 11.
Final Statement of Anthony Rozelle Banks
Anthony Banks was sorry for the terrible things that he did to others during his lifetime. Page 12.
Final Statement of Jerry Martin
Up until his death, Jerry Martin insisted that he did not mean to kill a guard that got in his way when he attempted to break out of prison. Page 11.
11 Women Who Are On Death Row for Killing Their...
The nation is always shocked by criminal cases such as Andrea Yates, a mother of five who methodically drowned all of her children in a bathtub then calmly called police, but mothers killing their children are more common than we might think.
DNA of Retired Police Sought in BTK Strangler...
The lead detective in Wichita's BTK serial killer case raised a storm of controversy last week when he requested DNA swabs from retired police officers, but he said he felt it had become necessary to the investigation.
Donald Havery
Most serial killers do not look like killers, until they are caught, then the evil in their faces is all you see. Here is a collection of some of the worse serial killer's pictures with a brief description of their crimes. Page 39.
What Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
Last Words of Death Row Inmate Dennis McGuire
McGuire struggled for 24 minutes before he died after receiving a lethal injection of midazolam and hydromorphone, a combination never before used in U.S. executions. Page 9.
Final Statement of Carl Blue
Carl Blue was looking for forgiveness in his final statement before being executed for the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend 19 years earlier. Page 16.
Was Serial Killer Richard Chase Entirely to...
Richard Chase savagely murdered six people, but one has to wonder if others shared some of the blame.
How the Dating Game Killer Evaded Justice for...
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
What it Takes to Get a Job as a Police Officer
Interested in becoming a police officer? This article takes a look at the qualifications, earnings and future career paths for police officers.
What Are the Guidelines for Issuing an Amber...
When children disappear, sometimes an Amber Alert is issued and sometimes it is not.
What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Gun in...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Michigan.
What Does it Mean if a Motorcycle Gang is a One...
A descriptive term used to describe motorcycle gangs.
Edgardo Cubas
A photo of Texas death row inmate Edgardo Cubas from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 71.
Reward Offer in Relisha Rudd Case
A $25,000 reward has been offered by the FBI in the case of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from a Washington D.C. homeless shelter in February.
Why Police Read Your Miranda Rights When You...
The landmark Miranda v. Arizona ruling established that statements made by a suspect in police custody cannot be used against him if the police have not advised him he has the right to remain silent.
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