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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.
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.
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?
Wendi Andriano
A photo of Wendi Andriano from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 6.
Patricia Blackmon
Patricia Blackmon is currently on death row in Alabama for the brutal murder of her three year old adopted daughter.
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
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,
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.
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.
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.
4 Classifications of Criminal Offenses
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
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 Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
US Airline Regulations - Personal Items...
Before you pack, find out what the US Airline regulations are regarding personal items that can be carried on a flight, which need to be checked, and which items are prohibited.
What Exactly Is a Crime?
A crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
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.
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.
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.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
Shad Armstrong
A photo of Shad Armstrong from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 7.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
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.
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 South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
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.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
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.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
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.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
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.
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
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 Murder of Kelsey Smith
On June 2, 2007, Kelsey Smith stopped at a Overland Park, Kansas, department store to buy items for a high school graduation party, but she never made it home to the event. Her body was found four days later in a shallow creek 20 miles away in Missouri.
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.
Holly Bobo Suspect Found Dead
A man who once had immunity to testify in the Holly Bobo investigation before it was withdrawal has been found dead, victim of an apparent suicide.
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 Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
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 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 Kentucky?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kentucky.
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.
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.
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.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
Tierra Capri Gobble
Tierra Gobble sits on Alabama's death row for killing her four-month-old son by slamming his head into the side of his crib.
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.
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.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 13.
The Memorial
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 8.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Louisiana?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Louisiana.
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.
The Charles Manson Family
In 1969 Charlie Manson emerged from his prison cell onto the streets of Haight-Ashbury and soon became the leader of followers who became known as The Family. Here is a picture gallery of many of the Manson Family members with brief descriptions of their roles as Manson followers.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
How the Dating Game Killer Evaded Justice for...
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
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.
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.
Finger Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 14.
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.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
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.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Texas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
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.
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's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
Lip Tattoo
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 13.
The Bullet Riddled Car
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 7.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kansas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kansas.
Tiffany Cole
A photo of Florida death row inmate Tiffany Cole from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 54.
What Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
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.
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.
Ana Maria Cardona
A photo of Florida death row inmate Ana Maria Cardona from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 48.
See What Landed Brenda Andrew on Death Row
See how this cheating wife went from teaching Sunday school to manipulating her lover into murdering her husband in order to get his life insurance money.
Casey Anthony's Bankruptcy Case Nears End, Book...
The federal court trustee handling Anthony's bankruptcy claim has reported that most of her $25,000 in assets should go to the trustee's attorney.
Clyde Barrow's Wanted Poster
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 6.
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.
Patrick Bearup
A photo of Patrick Bearup from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates. Page 8.
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 Are the Gun Laws in North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
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.
Bonnie Parker
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 5.
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
Stephen Barbee
A photo of Texas death row inmate Stephen Barbee from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 11.
Clyde Barrow Posing
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 4.
What Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
Frank J. Atwood
A photo of Frank Atwood from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 9.
What Are the Gun Laws in Iowa?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
What Are the Gun Laws in Missouri?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Missouri.
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.
Lester Bower
A photo of Texas death row inmate Lester Bower from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 18.
Teardrop Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 2.
What Is a Misdemeanor?
Find out what 'misdemeanor' means from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
Closed Teardrop
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
Anthony Bartee
A photo of Texas death row inmate Anthony Bartee from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 12.
House Where Somer Thompson Died Burned in...
The house where Jarred Harrell lured 7-year-old Somer Thompson to her death has been destroyed in a training exercise for Orange Park firefighters.
Why the JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case Is So Famous
Investigators in the JonBenet Ramsey case are just now trying to obtain DNA samples from 'people of interest' who were around Boulder in 1997. Some believe this should have been done eight years ago.
Did You KNow the Founder of Sav-a-Lot Was Also...
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Allen Guy
A photo of Texas death row inmate Allen Guy from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 3.
Learn About Arsenic Serial Killer Velma Barfield
Velma Barfield was a 52-year-old grandmother and serial poisoner who used arsenic as her weapon.
Linda Carty
A photo of Texas death row inmate Linda Carty from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 37.
What Are Oklahoma’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Oklahoma.
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.
The Crimes of Child Killer Angela McAnulty
This is one of the worst cases of child abuse in Oregon's history and the abuser, Angela McAnulty, now sits on death row for her horrific crimes.
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.
Erica Yvonne Sheppard
A photo of Texas death row inmate Erica Sheppard from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 60.
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.
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.
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.
Court Transcript of BTK's Confession
Dennis Rader, the BTK murderer, confessed to his grisly crimes in a voice void of remorse but with a hint of demented pride.
Alfred Brown
A photo of Texas death row inmate Alfred Brown from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 22.
Guy Alexander
A photo of Texas death row inmate Guy Alexander from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 2.
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.
Douglas Armstrong
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Armstrong from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 6.
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.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
Tracy Beatty
A photo of Texas death row inmate Tracy Beatty from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 15.
Sex Offender's Statements Heat Up Investigation...
Statements from a person of interest in the Sheila and Katherine Lyon case has led to a search for human remains on Taylors Mountain in Virginia.
Donald Beaty
A photo of Donald Beaty from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 10.
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 New Mexico?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in New Mexico.
John Battaglia
A photo of Texas death row inmate John Battaglia from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 14.
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.
Serial Killer Rodney Alcala's Photographs
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by serial killer Rodney Alcala.
Arturo Aranda
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Armstrong from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 7.
How Dennis Rader Became the BTK Strangler
For 30 years the self named BTK Strangler toyed and taunted police while he continued his sadistic murders. Now authorities feel they have BTK locked behind bars and as many profilers have said over the years, the killer could be the man next door. They were right.
Quiz - Is Your Child Ready To Be Left Alone?
A tool to help measure a child's readiness to safely taking care of themselves at home alone.
Scott Clabourne
A photo of Scott Clabourne from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 15.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
Thomas Whitaker
A photo of Texas death row inmate Thomas Whitaker from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 123.
African American Council Tattoo
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and discover what the artwork represents. Page 4.
Daniel Cook
A photo of Daniel Cook from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates. . Page 16.
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.
James Bigby
A photo of Texas death row inmate James Bigby from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 17.

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