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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.
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.
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,
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?
Get the Latest Headlines and Criminal Case News
The latest updates on current criminal cases in the news, including background information and chronological events.
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.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
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.
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.
Read the First Documented Case of Fetus Theft...
Cindy Ray was eight months pregnant when she was abducted and murdered by an obsessed woman who needed a baby at whatever the cost.
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
What Are the Most Common Criminal Offenses?
Crimes can be committed against persons or property, but all crimes carry a punishment for those who break the law.
Quiz: Would You Know a Psychopath if You Met One?
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
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.
Alexandra McLean
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 41.
Glen Rogers
A photo of Florida death row inmate Glen Rogers from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 300.
4 Classifications of Criminal Offenses
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
Tupac 2Pac Shakur
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
Abbie Jane Swogger
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 24.
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.
Amber Jennings
A high school English teacher busted for emailing nude pictures of herself to a 16-year-old boy. Page 134.
The Unsolved Case of The Black Dahlia Murder
The death of the woman known as the Black Dahlia remains one of Hollywood's longest running mysteries and one of the most gruesome of the 1940s.
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.
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
Just How Insane Was Serial Killer Albert Fish?
Albert Fish is known for being one of the most vile pedophiles and killers of all time. After his capture he admitted to molesting over 400 children and tortured and killed several others. Fish was a small, gentle looking man who appeared kind and trusting, yet once alone with his victims, the monster inside him was unleased - a monster so perverse and cruel, his crimes seem unbelievable. He was eventually executed and according to rumors, he turned his own execution into a fantasy of pleasure.
What 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
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 Are the Gun Laws in Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
What Are the Gun Laws in Texas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
Bethany Sherrill
Bethany Sherrill, a teacher and daughter-in-law of the school-board president, was charged with molesting a 14-year-old student. Page 135.
Carrie McCandless
Carrie McCandless, 29, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old male student during a school-sponsored camping trip to the Rockies. McCandless turned herself into the Jefferson County Jail after a warrant was issued for her arrest by a Larimer County judge. Page 143.
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.
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.
Erin Sayar
Former Brooklyn teacher Erin Sayar was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old student. Page 13.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
What Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
Celebs Looking Their Worst in This Mug Shot...
Browse the mug shots of famous people, sport stars, music icons, television personalities, models, and more and see what they did to get arrested.
What's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
Darcee Baney
Ex-basketball coach, Darcee Baney of Winnebago County has been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old varsity player in 2009. Page 27.
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.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
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.
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.
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.
Jodi Arias - Cold Blooded Killer or Victim of...
This profile examines questions about Jodi Arias, her past relationships and what she says went on with her relationship with Travis Alexander.
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.
James Rose
A photo of Florida death row inmate James Rose from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. . Page 301.
Melissa McBee
Melissa McBee of Simpsonville, South Carolina, worked as a girl's coach during the time that she allegedly had sexual contact with a 15 year old girl who lived in her home. Page 49.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
Garcia White
A photo of Texas death row inmate Garcia White from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 124.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
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.
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.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kentucky?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kentucky.
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.
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.
Johnny Kormondy
A photo of Florida death row inmate Johnny Kormondy from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 204.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
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.
Laura Ozera
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 103.
What Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
What Are the Gun Laws in North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
Stephanie Dickinson
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 20.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kansas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kansas.
Florida Dad Throws 5-Year-Old Daughter Off...
On Jan. 8, 2015, John Nicholas Jonchuck Jr. stopped his vehicle on a Tampa Bay bridge and threw his 5-year-old daughter into the water 62 feet below.
Caught in the Act
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 42.
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
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 Louisiana?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Louisiana.
What Are the Gun Laws in Missouri?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Missouri.
What Were the Last Words of Convicted Murderer...
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
Pamela Rogers
Pamela Rogers was an elementary school teacher and coach who plead guilty to having a sexual affair with a 13-year-old star athlete student. Page 114.
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 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 Were Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy...
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 13.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
Ethel Anderson
This former teacher said she was using sex therapy as a way to motivate a 12-year-old student into doing better at school.
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.
Did You KNow the Founder of Sav-a-Lot Was Also...
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Debra Lafave
On the day her attorney was planning to file a motion asking that her home confinement sentence be reduced, Debra Lafave was arrested at the restaurant where she works for talking with a 17-year-old female co-worker. Page 153.
What Are the Gun Laws in Iowa?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
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.
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.
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.
Sheral Lee Smith
Ex-teacher Sheral Smith was employed for three weeks until her arrest on five counts of statutory rape, plus a drug charge. Page 97.
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.
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.
Latest Developments in the Case of Wife Killer...
On Dec. 4, 2004 Jennifer Corbin was found shot once in the head in her Buford, Georgia home with a handgun beside her. Her 7-year-old son discovered her body and reportedly told police that his dad, Dr. Barton Corbin, had killed his mom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
Beth Shepherd
Special education teacher Beth Shepherd, was found guilty of felony sexual conduct between a school employee and student. Page 23.
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.
Irene Khan
This science teacher was arrested and charged with having sex with a 14-year-old student. Page 21.
Michele Johnson
Michele Johnson went from being Teacher of the Year to being accused of sexual assault of a student. Page 8.
Test your knowledge of famous criminal cases
How much do you know about the most famous crimes and criminals in history?
Ashley Anderson
An Iowa math teacher is charged with having sex with four students. Page 18.
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
Megan Denman
Science teacher Megan Denman at first tried to deny that she had sex with a student, but the truth eventually came out. Page 25.
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.
Charles Manson Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about Charles Manson and the Manson family.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
What Are Oklahoma’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Oklahoma.
What Are the Gun Laws in Delaware?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Delaware.
What Is a Misdemeanor?
Find out what 'misdemeanor' means from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
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.
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.
Linda Leann Wallace
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 9.
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.
Heather Shelton
Heather Shelton, a 22-year-old teacher's assistant at a North Carolina high school was charged with sexual activity with a 19-year-old student. Page 142.
Amy Less Cassada
Teacher Amy Cassada was arrested for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old student she was tutoring. Page 14.
Young Jeezy
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy was arrested with guns in South Beach, Florida after an alleged shooting took place. Page 11.
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.
Murderers About to Be Executed Say the Darndest...
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos before being executed.
What Are the Gun Laws in Mississippi?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Mississippi.
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.
What Is the Crime of Battery?
Find out what the crime of 'battery' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
Daniel Lugo
A photo of Florida death row inmate Daniel Lugo from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 219.
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.
Guy Alexander
A photo of Texas death row inmate Guy Alexander from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 2.
Reward Up to \$43,000 in the Jessica Chambers...
The FBI has added $25,000 to the reward in the Jessica Chambers case, because after a month no one in her small Mississippi town is talking at all.
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.
Chantella Lucero
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 22.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arkansas?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arkansas.
Nadia Christine Diaz
Nadia Diaz asked for forgiveness for the 'terrible mistake' of having sex with a 15-year-old student. Page 33.
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.
Heather Chiasson
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 44.
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