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Take this quiz to see if someone you know might be a potential psychopath.
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,
The study of the psychopath reveals an individual who is incapable of feeling guilt, remorse or empathy for their actions.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kentucky.
Are you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
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.
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.
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
A photo of Texas death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
The latest updates on current criminal cases in the news, including background information and chronological events.
Find out the new regulations on what can and cannot be carried onto US airplanes, including recent changes to the TSA policies.
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
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.
Crimes can be committed against persons or property, but all crimes carry a punishment for those who break the law.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
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 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.
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
A photo of Joseph Wood from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 104.
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
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.
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.
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.
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Oklahoma.
A crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
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.
English teacher Kelly Ann Garcia was arrested for allegedly molesting a 16-year-old student at Hastings High School in Houston, Texas. Page 11.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
Find out what the crime of 'battery' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
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.
A tool to help measure a child's readiness to safely taking care of themselves at home alone.
Posting bail is usually required before someone who has been arrested can be released from jail to await trial.
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
Anyone convicted of a crime has the right to appeal that conviction if they believe a legal error has occurred.
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.
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.
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos before being executed.
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.
Pedro Alonzo Lopez, known as the ‘The Monster of the Andes,’ was responsible for the brutal murders of over 350 children.
Interested in becoming a police officer? This article takes a look at the qualifications, earnings and future career paths for police officers.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kansas.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Louisiana.
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
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.
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 case remains one of Hollywood's long-running mysteries and one of the most gruesome of the 1940s.
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
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.
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.
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.
A photo of Florida death row inmate James Duckett from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 90.
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
Only a small percentage of the death row population in the United States are women and an even smaller percentage are executed.
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Michigan.
A photo of Florida death row inmate Jeremiah Rodgers from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 296.
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.
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.
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.
A photo of Texas death row inmate Daniel Acker from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
A photo of Texas death row inmate Joe Luna from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 178.
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
As the third anniversary of Celina Cass death approaches, there have been no arrests made in the case, but the investigation continues, authorities said.
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.
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Armstrong from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 11.
Former Brooklyn teacher Erin Sayar was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old student. Page 13.
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.
Richard Chase savagely murdered six people, but one has to wonder if others shared some of the blame.
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.
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
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.
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.
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 2.
Michele Johnson went from being Teacher of the Year to being accused of sexual assault of a student. Page 8.
A photo of Florida death row inmate Juan Rodriguez from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 298.
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.
Physical violence in a domestic situation is always abusive, but domestic abuse can take many other forms.
One of the most violent prisons in history is one of the top spots for those interested in haunted places.
The final words of killer Michael Wilson was full of love, but there was no apology. Page 2.
The kidnapping and brutal murder of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion and the trial of her accused murderer, Alegandro Avila.
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arkansas.
A photo of Florida death row inmate Eddie Davis from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 74.
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.
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.
A photo of Texas death row inmate Beunka Adams from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 2.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Alabama.
Based on the patterns of their murders, multiple killers are classified into three basic categories -- mass murderers, spree killers, and serial killers.
A photo of Texas death row inmate Franklin Alix from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 8.
Female serial killers can be equally as cruel and ruthless as their male counterparts as the following profiles will show.
Beunka Adams served eight years on death row in Texas before being executed in April 2012. Page 18.
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 21.
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
In his final minutes, Steven Thacker asked for forgiveness from the families of those he murdered. Page 5.
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.
A criminal trial is scheduled if a defendant continues to plead not guilty after the preliminary hearing and plea bargain negotiations have ended.
A photo of Texas death row inmate John Adams from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 4.
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.
Facts pertaining to child abductions in the United States.
Browse the mug shots of famous people, sport stars, music icons, television personalities, models, and more and see what they did to get arrested.
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 7.
Anthony Banks was sorry for the terrible things that he did to others during his lifetime. Page 4.
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.
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 8.
Due to the overburdened criminal justice system, the vast majority of criminal cases are settled through a process known as plea bargaining.