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Do You Know a Psychopath?
Take this quiz to see if someone you know might be a potential psychopath.
Firearm Transfer Screening Quiz
Are you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
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.
What Were Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy...
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
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.
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,
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 Exactly Is a Crime?
A crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
4 Classifications of Criminal Offenses
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
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.
10 Reasons You Can Be Denied a Firearm Transfer...
If you try to buy a firearm and have to submit to a background check, there are many reason why your firearm transfer might be denied.
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.
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.
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.
Quiz: Would You Know a Psychopath if You Met One?
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
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.
Juan Corona - The Machete Murderer
Juan Corona was a labor contractor who hired migrant workers for produce fields in California. In a murder spree lasting six weeks, he raped and murdered 25 men and buried their machete-hacked bodies in the orchards owned by local farmers.
Did You KNow the Founder of Sav-a-Lot Was Also...
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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.
Glen Rogers
A photo of Florida death row inmate Glen Rogers from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 300.
Can You Pass a Firearms Background Check?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
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.
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.
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.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kansas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kansas.
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Tupac 2Pac Shakur
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
How a Nurse and Serial Killer Made Victims of...
Kristen Gilbert was a bright, attractive, well-trained nurse who, in 2001 was found guilty of killing her patients at a Veterans Administration medical center.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
What Was the "Mississippi Burning" Case?
A civil rights movement in 1964, named Freedom Summer, was a campaign launched to get African Americans in the southern United States registered to vote. Thousands of students and civil rights activists, both white and black, joined the organization, Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and traveled to southern states to register voters. In was in this atmosphere that three civil rights workers were killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
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 Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
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.
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.
Why Rae Carruth Killed His Child's Mother
Former wide receiver with the Carolina Panther will spend the next 18 to 24 years behind bars for conspiring to murder Cherica Adams, who was seven months pregnant with his child.
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.
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.
Flashback: 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 because a demon dog told him to.
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.
Judge Rejects Reduced Bail, Treatment for...
The attorney for a 12-year-old accused in the Slender Man stabbing case wants her to go to a private treatment facility at her parents' expense.
How the Dating Game Killer Evaded Justice for...
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
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.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
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.
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.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
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.
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
What Are the Gun Laws in Maryland?
Maryland does regulate the sale, transfer, rent and possession of regulated firearms, which consist of handguns and assault weapons.
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.
Finger Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 14.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
Murderers About to Be Executed Say the Darndest...
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos before being executed.
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.
Learn About Arsenic Serial Killer Velma Barfield
Velma Barfield was a 52-year-old grandmother and serial poisoner who used arsenic as her weapon.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
What Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
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.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
Lip Tattoo
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 13.
What's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
Former NFL Start Aaron Hernandez Guilty of...
Former Florida Gator and New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of the first-degree murder his friend Odin Lloyd.
How Diane Downs Tried to Murder Her Three...
Diane Downs was found guilty of shooting her three children in 1984 because her boyfriend did not want to be a father. She maintains her innocence.
Profile of Larry Swartz: The 'Sudden Fury'...
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
Guy Alexander
A photo of Texas death row inmate Guy Alexander from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 2.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
What Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
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.
Why Juries Must Weigh the Aggravating and...
When deciding the sentencing for a defendant who has been found guilty, jurors in most states are asked to weigh the aggravating and mitigating circumstances of the case.
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.
Serial Killer Nicknames Quiz
See if you can correctly match the nicknames of serial killers with the killers real names.
What Are the Gun Laws in North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
Accused Craigslist Killer Also Targeted Other...
Prosecutors said that Georgia man accused of killing Bud and June Runion had used throw-away cell phone to contact others seeking antique cars.
What Makes the Aryan Brotherhood One of the...
The Aryan Brotherhood is a notorious prison gang whose powerful reach goes far beyond the prison walls and into mafia circles.
What Are the Gun Laws in Texas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
The True Story Behind The Jennifer Hudson...
On October 24, 2008, the bodies of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother were found in the family's home on Chicago's South Side. Shot to death were Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson.
What Is a Misdemeanor?
Find out what 'misdemeanor' means from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
What Are the Gun Laws in Louisiana?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Louisiana.
Black Widow Serial Killers
Female serial killers can be equally as cruel and ruthless as their male counterparts as the following profiles of black widow killers will show.
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.
Daniel Acker
A photo of Texas death row inmate Daniel Acker from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
What Are the Gun Laws in Iowa?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
James Rose
A photo of Florida death row inmate James Rose from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. . Page 301.
Allen Guy
A photo of Texas death row inmate Allen Guy from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 3.
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.
Juan Alvarez
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Armstrong from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 5.
Teardrop Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 2.
Linda Carty
A photo of Texas death row inmate Linda Carty from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 37.
Test your knowledge of famous criminal cases
How much do you know about the most famous crimes and criminals in history?
What Were the Last Words of Convicted Murderer...
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
Lester Bower
A photo of Texas death row inmate Lester Bower from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 18.
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.
Kelly Allen
A photo of Texas death row inmate Kelly Allen from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 4.
Last Words of Death Row Inmate William Rousan
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perry Austin
A photo of Texas death row inmate Perry Allen Austin from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 8.
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.
Arturo Aranda
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Armstrong from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 7.
What Are the Gun Laws in New Mexico?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in New Mexico.
Tracy Beatty
A photo of Texas death row inmate Tracy Beatty from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 15.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kentucky?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kentucky.
Closed Teardrop
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 3.
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
John Battaglia
A photo of Texas death row inmate John Battaglia from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 14.
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.
10 Ways Identity Thieves Get Your Information
When someone fraudulently used your personal identifying information to their own purposes, that is identity theft.
The Case of Stacey Lannert
On July 4, 1990, in St. John, Missouri, Stacey Ann Lannert, age 18, shot and killed her father, Tom Lannert, who was asleep in the family's home. In her statement to the police, Stacey claimed that her father had sexually abused her. She was arrested, tried, and found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
Learn How to Appeal a NICS Firearm Transfer...
If you fail a background check and receive a firearms transfer denial from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) you can appeal the decision.
Nannie Doss
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7 Disproven Myths about Serial Killers
Much of the information that the public knows about serial killers has come from Hollywood movies and television programs, which have been exaggerated.
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?
Daniel Lugo
A photo of Florida death row inmate Daniel Lugo from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 219.
Danny Bible
A photo of Texas death row inmate Danny Bible from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 16.
African American Council Tattoo
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and discover what the artwork represents. Page 4.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arkansas?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arkansas.
Wendi Andriano
A photo of Wendi Andriano from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates. Page 6.
Arguments For and Against the Juvenile Death...
There are 73 people on death row in the United States who were 16 or 17 years old when they committed their crimes. Is the death penalty for juveniles uncivilized?
What Are Oklahoma’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Oklahoma.
6 Infamous Cases of Defendants Pleading Insanity
The definitions of legal insanity differ from state to state. Here are high-profile cases where defendants turned to legal insanity as their defense.

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