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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.
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,
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.
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
Texas Death Row Inmates
A photo of Texas death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
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?
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
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.
Get the Latest Headlines and Criminal Case News
The latest updates on current criminal cases in the news, including background information and chronological events.
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.
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.
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.
Tupac 2Pac Shakur
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
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.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
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.
Holiday Safety Screening Quiz
Are you taking all the precautions possible to make sure your family's holiday season is a safe one?
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.
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.
Quiz: Would You Know a Psychopath if You Met One?
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
4 Classifications of Criminal Offenses
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
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.
Shyne Jamal Barrow
Known in some circles as P. Diddy's "fall guy", rapper and one time P. Diddy protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow
What Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
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.
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.
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.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
Young Jeezy
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy was arrested with guns in South Beach, Florida after an alleged shooting took place. Page 11.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
What Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
What Are the Gun Laws in Texas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
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 Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
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.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
How Bonny Lee Bakley Used Sex to Bilk Men
Bonny Lee Bakley was a con artist who used sex and deception to bilk men -- many of them rich and famous -- out of their money and their children out of their inheritance. When she was shot to death in May 2001, her current husband, Robert Blake, was charged with the crime, but there was a long list of those with a motive.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
Burned Alive: Jessica Chambers
Jessica Chambers, 19, was reportedly able to tell deputies who poured accelerant down her nose and throat and set her own fire before she died..
What Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
Serial Killer Rodney Alcala's Photographs
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by serial killer Rodney Alcala.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 13.
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.
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
The bad guys use the holiday season to find easy targets. Follow these tips to help keep your holiday shopping safe and joyous this year.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
The Bullet Riddled Car
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 7.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
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.
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.
What's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
Charles Manson Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about Charles Manson and the Manson family.
Murderers About to Be Executed Say the Darndest...
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos 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.
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.
Friend Charged With Kidnapping in Christina...
The last person seen Aug. 30 with missing Texas woman Christina Morris has been charged with aggravated kidnapping in connection with her disappearance.
Lip Tattoo
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
Profile of Serial Killer Richard Angelo
Eagle Scout turned serial killer, Richard Angelo, killed patients in order to make himself out to be a hero.
What Were Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy...
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
DMX X
Rapper and actor DMX (X) mugshot and arrest record. Page 4.
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.
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
Clyde Barrow's Wanted Poster
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 6.
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.
Last Words of Death Row Inmate Jose Villegas
Jose Villegas was at peace, or so he said, when he was executed for murdering his girlfriend, her 3-year-old son and her mother. Page 2.
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 Were the Last Words of Convicted Murderer...
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
James Bigby
A photo of Texas death row inmate James Bigby from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 17.
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.
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.
Bill Gates
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of mug shots of the rich and famous. Page 90.
The Murder of Bridgett Frisbie
A 17-year-old high school student was gunned down by her good friend because he feared she would ruin his chances for a career in the armed forces.
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.
John E. du Pont: Paranoid Sports Wannabe Murderer
John E. du Pont was a sports wannabe who inherited millions and bought his status into the sporting world that his own physical capabilities could have never achieved. He was also insane and liked to play with guns, a combination that eventually led 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.
Bonnie Parker
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 5.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
Suge - Marion Knight
Entrepreneur in the hip-hop music industry and co-founder of Death Row Records arrested in 1997. Page 5.
Profile of Larry Swartz: The 'Sudden Fury'...
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
What Are the Gun Laws in North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
Last Words of Death Row Inmate Ramiro Hernandez
Ramiro Hernandez talked for five minutes when given the opportunity to say his final words. Page 3.
How to Appeal a Firearm Transfer Denial When...
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.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
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.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kansas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kansas.
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.
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.
Clyde Barrow Posing
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 4.
What Are the Gun Laws in Louisiana?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Louisiana.
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...
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arkansas?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arkansas.
R Kelly - Part 1
R&B star R Kelly, arrested in Miami on 12 counts of possession of child pornography. Page 2.
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.
What Is the Crime of Battery?
Find out what the crime of 'battery' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Iowa?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
The Murder of Micaela Costanzo
A high school teen is kidnapped and murdered by her childhood friend and his jealous girlfriend.
Last Words of Death Row Inmate Jeffrey Ferguson
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. Page 4.
Tracy Beatty
A photo of Texas death row inmate Tracy Beatty from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 15.
Daniel Acker
A photo of Texas death row inmate Daniel Acker from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
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.
Test your knowledge of famous criminal cases
How much do you know about the most famous crimes and criminals in history?
What Is a Misdemeanor?
Find out what 'misdemeanor' means from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
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.
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.
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.
Last Words of Death Row Inmate Robert Henry
Robert Henry had no problem with the idea of killing, until it came time for the state of Florida to execute him for the murder of two women. Page 5.
The Memorial
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 8.
John Battaglia
A photo of Texas death row inmate John Battaglia from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 14.
Edward Zakrzewski
A photo of Florida death row inmate Edward Zakrzewski from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. . Page 375.
Bonnie and Clyde Playing With Guns
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 2.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kentucky?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kentucky.
Serial Killer Nicknames Quiz
See if you can correctly match the nicknames of serial killers with the killers real names.
Danny Bible
A photo of Texas death row inmate Danny Bible from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 16.
10 Movies About the Most Notorious American...
Movies based on the cases of some of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history.
Nebraska Missing Mother of Two Found Dead in...
A 28-year-old Nebraska mother of two who has been missing since the early hours of Thanksgiving Day has been found dead in a rented storage unit,
Lester Bower
A photo of Texas death row inmate Lester Bower from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 18.
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