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Do You Know a Psychopath?
Take this quiz to see if someone you know might be a potential psychopath.
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,
Common Characteristics of Psychopathic...
The study of the psychopath reveals an individual who is incapable of feeling guilt, remorse or empathy for their actions.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kentucky?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kentucky.
Firearm Transfer Screening Quiz
Are you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
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.
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.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
Texas Death Row Inmates
A photo of Texas death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
Get the Latest Headlines and Criminal Case News
The latest updates on current criminal cases in the news, including background information and chronological events.
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.
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
4 Classifications of Criminal Offenses
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as 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.
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.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
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.
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.
What Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quiz: Would You Know a Psychopath if You Met One?
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
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.
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.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
The True Story Behind the Murder of a Missing...
A teen's confession shocks a small West Virginia town and provides answers to the mystery of what happened to the missing honors student, Skylar Neese.
Ynobe Katron Matthews #1
The first death row inmate to be executed in 2004 was convicted murderer, Ynobe Katron Matthews. The state of Texas executed Matthews for strangling 21-year-old Carolyn Casey.
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.
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.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
What's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
Tupac 2Pac Shakur
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
Joseph Wood
A photo of Joseph Wood from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 104.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
Smart, Good Looking and Deadly: Who Was the...
Philip Markoff was tall, nice looking, a medical student and engaged. Most believed he had the world in his hands, but then the unthinkable happened.
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.
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.
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
What Are Oklahoma’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Oklahoma.
What Is a Crime?
A crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Texas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
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.
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.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
What Were the Last Words of Convicted Murderer...
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
What Is the Crime of Battery?
Find out what the crime of 'battery' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
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.
Quiz - Is Your Child Ready To Be Left Alone?
A tool to help measure a child's readiness to safely taking care of themselves at home alone.
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.
What Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
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.
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 Happened to Pregnant Marine Wife Erin...
A Marine base neighbor of Erin Corwin may have been the father of her unborn child and took steps to cover up his affair before his wife found out.
Murderers About to Be Executed Say the Darndest...
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos before being executed.
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.
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.
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 Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
The Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Case
For more than two decades, the Los Angeles Police Department worked to solve a series of 11 murders that occurred between 1985 and 2007 that were linked to the same suspect by DNA and ballistic evidence.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kansas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kansas.
What Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
What Are the Gun Laws in Louisiana?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Louisiana.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
Malia Brooks
Malia Brooks, a former elementary school teacher and mother of two, pleads guilty to performing lewd acts on a person under 14 years of age. Page 12.
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 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.
What Were Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy...
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
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.
What Prompted the Shootings of the Stay Family?
On July 9, 2014, six members of a Houston-area family were killed by a Utah man, dressed in a delivery uniform, obsessed with locating his ex-wife.
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.
James Duckett
A photo of Florida death row inmate James Duckett from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 90.
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
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.
What Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
What Are the Gun Laws in Iowa?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
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.
Rejected Lover Charged With Sarah Goode's Murder
A 19-year-old former Marine whose advances were rejected by 21-year-old Long Island mom Sarah Goode has been arrested in connection with her murder.
What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Gun in...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Michigan.
Jeremiah Rodgers
A photo of Florida death row inmate Jeremiah Rodgers from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 296.
Dao Xiong - A Craigslist Killer
Youa Ty Lor wanted to fix and sell used cars so he listed his Nissan 350z in Craigslist to get his business going. Dao Xiong had another plan for Lor's Nissan and it didn't include buying it.
The Murder of Somer Thompson
On September 18, 2009, 7-year-old Somer Thompson was walking home from her Orange Park, Florida school with her twin brother and 10-year-old sister when she disappeared. Her body was found two days later 50 miles away in a landfill in Georgia.
Home Crime Safety 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.
Daniel Acker
A photo of Texas death row inmate Daniel Acker from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
Joe Luna
A photo of Texas death row inmate Joe Luna from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 178.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
What Happened to Celina Cass?
As the third anniversary of Celina Cass death approaches, there have been no arrests made in the case, but the investigation continues, authorities said.
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.
Juan Alvarez
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Armstrong from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 11.
Erin Sayar
Former Brooklyn teacher Erin Sayar was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old student. Page 13.
Laura Whitehurst
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. Page 2.
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.
Final Statement of Yokamon Hearn
Yokamon Hearn sat on death row for 14 years for the random carjacking and murder of a 23-year-old man who was about to wash his car. Page 12.
How the Dating Game Killer Evaded Justice for...
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
Natalee Holloway's Accused Murderer Joran Van...
Joran van der Sloot, serving a 28-year murder sentence in prison in Peru, married his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend in a ceremony inside the prison.
Brian Nichols: Atlanta Courthouse Killer
On March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols was on trial for rape at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta whten he overpowered a female deputy, took her gun, and went into the courtroom where the trial was being held and shot the judge and a court reporter.
Teardrop Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 2.
Michele Johnson
Michele Johnson went from being Teacher of the Year to being accused of sexual assault of a student. Page 8.
Juan Rodriguez
A photo of Florida death row inmate Juan Rodriguez from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 298.
Final Statement of Samuel Lopez
Samuel Lopez was sentenced to death on June 25, 1987, for the brutal beating, rape and murder of a 59-year-old grandmother. Page 14.
4 Types of Domestic Abuse Whose Signs You...
Physical violence in a domestic situation is always abusive, but domestic abuse can take many other forms.
Is the West Virginia Penitentiary (Moundsville)...
One of the most violent prisons in history is one of the top spots for those interested in haunted places.
Final Statement of Michael Lee Wilson
The final words of killer Michael Wilson was full of love, but there was no apology. Page 2.
Samantha Runnion
The kidnapping and brutal murder of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion and the trial of her accused murderer, Alegandro Avila.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arkansas?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arkansas.
Eddie Davis
A photo of Florida death row inmate Eddie Davis from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 74.
Charles Chi-tat Ng: Profile of Sadistic Killer
Charles Ng participated in the kidnapping, sadistic torture, slavery, rape and murder of numerous victims in one of the most infamous and costly murder cases in American history.
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.
Beunka Adams
A photo of Texas death row inmate Beunka Adams from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 2.
Maria Guzman Hernandez
Teacher Maria Hernandez was at Disney World with her male victim when police came to question her about her relationship with the boy. Page 201.
How Debra Brown Started Her Killing Spree at...
Debra Brown became involved in a master/slave relationship with killer and rapist Alton Coleman and the two went on a killing, raping and torture spree.
How Sadistic Killers Karla Homolka and Paul...
After years of torturing, raping, and killing young girls for sexual pleasure, the deadly couple, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, land in jail. But was justice served?
Are You Ready for a Firearms Transfer...
Thinking about purchasing a gun and wondering if you will pass the background check. This quiz may help you determine if your firearm transfer will be denied.
Final Statement of Daniel Wayne Cook
Daniel Wayne Cook came up with every excuse to avoid execution, but seemed to run out of words when the day finally arrived. Page 11.
Did You KNow the Founder of Sav-a-Lot Was Also...
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What Are the Gun Laws in Alabama?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Alabama.
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.
Franklin Alix
A photo of Texas death row inmate Franklin Alix from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 8.
Women Serial Killers in the U.S.
Female serial killers can be equally as cruel and ruthless as their male counterparts as the following profiles will show.
The Final Statement of Beunka Adams
Beunka Adams served eight years on death row in Texas before being executed in April 2012. Page 18.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 21.
Profile of Larry Swartz: The 'Sudden Fury'...
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
The Final Statement of Steven Thacker
In his final minutes, Steven Thacker asked for forgiveness from the families of those he murdered. Page 5.
10 Intense True Crime Books about Psychopathic...
Top picks of true crime books that not only chronicle the crime but dig deep into the criminal mind and uncover the bizarre and disturbing thoughts of serial killers.
Learn about the Trial Process in a Criminal Case
A criminal trial is scheduled if a defendant continues to plead not guilty after the preliminary hearing and plea bargain negotiations have ended.
John Adams
A photo of Texas death row inmate John Adams from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 4.
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 3.
How Many Kids a Year Are Abducted?
Facts pertaining to child abductions in the United States.
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.
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.
Final Statement of Anthony Rozelle Banks
Anthony Banks was sorry for the terrible things that he did to others during his lifetime. Page 4.
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.
The Memorial
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 8.
The Plea Bargain Stage of a Criminal Case
Due to the overburdened criminal justice system, the vast majority of criminal cases are settled through a process known as plea bargaining.
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