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Do You Know a Psychopath?
Take this quiz to see if someone you know might be a potential psychopath.
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,
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.
Texas Death Row Inmates
A photo of Texas death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
Firearm Transfer Screening Quiz
Are you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
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.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
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?
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.
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
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.
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.
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.
Quiz: Would You Know a Psychopath if You Met One?
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
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 Exactly Is a Crime?
A crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
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 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.
4 Classifications of Criminal Offenses
In the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
The Crimes of Gary Michael Hilton
Gary Michael Hilton has been found guilty of murder, kidnapping and grand theft in the death of Crawfordville nurse Cheryl Dunlap.
Tupac 2Pac Shakur
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
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.
Is the West Virginia Penitentiary (Moundsville)...
One of the most violent prisons in history is one of the top spots for those interested in haunted places.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Ever Happened to the Monster of the Andes?
Pedro Alonzo Lopez, known as the ‘The Monster of the Andes,’ was responsible for the brutal murders of over 350 children.
What Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
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.
Cleveland Kidnappings
These dramatic images tell the story of the rescue of three Cleveland women, held captive for 10 years, the man believed responsible, and the joy expressed in the community and by family members as they reunite with their loved ones.
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.
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.
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.
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
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.
Mansfield Reformatory: Haunting Ghost Stories
Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield Ohio was built as a reform school for troubled boys. Since its closure, rumors of the spirits of tortured inmates who died in the prison fill the halls with restless energy, unable to escape the prison's bars.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
Searchers Find 'Cold-Blooded' Journal of...
As seasons begin to change in the Pocono Mountains, police hope to get an advantage in their search for a survivalist hiding in the wilderness.
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's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
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.
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.
What Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
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.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
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.
Murderers About to Be Executed Say the Darndest...
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos before being executed.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Texas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Texas.
Haunting Ghost Stories of Eastern State...
Eastern State Penitentiary is said to be one of the most haunted places in the USA.
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.
How Charles "Lucky" Luciano Became an Infamous...
A profile of gangster Charles. Crime / Punishment.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
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.
Profile of Larry Swartz: The 'Sudden Fury'...
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
Learn More About the Appeals Process in a...
Anyone convicted of a crime has the right to appeal that conviction if they believe a legal error has occurred.
What Are the Gun Laws in Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 21.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
Douglas Feldman
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Feldman from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 89.
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 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.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
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.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
7 Disproven Myths about Serial Killers
Much of the information that the public knows about serial killers has come from Hollywood movies and television programs, which have been exaggerated and dramatized for entertainment purposes, resulting in a significant amount of misinformation.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
What Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
What Was the "Mississippi Burning" Case?
A civil rights movement in 1964, named Freedom Summer, was a campaign launched to get African Americans in the southern United States registered to vote. Thousands of students and civil rights activists, both white and black, joined the organization, Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and traveled to southern states to register voters. In was in this atmosphere that three civil rights workers were killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
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.
William Cruse
A photo of Florida death row inmate William Cruse from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 69.
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.
Beunka Adams
A photo of Texas death row inmate Beunka Adams from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 2.
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 Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
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.
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.
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.
Man Charged With Two Counts of Rape in Holly...
A man previously charged with tampering with evidence in the Holly Bobo case has now been indicted for two counts of rape by a special grand jury.
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.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
Can You Pass a Firearms Background Check?
Can You Pass a Firearms Background Check?
Why You Might Need to Pay Bail to Get Out of Jail
Posting bail is usually required before someone who has been arrested can be released from jail to await trial.
What Are the Gun Laws in North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
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.
Arguments For and Against the Juvenile Death...
There are 73 people on death row in the United States who were 16 or 17 years old when they committed their crimes. Is the death penalty for juveniles uncivilized?
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.
Test your knowledge of famous criminal cases
How much do you know about the most famous crimes and criminals in history?
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.
Mel Gibson
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of mug shots of the rich and famous. Page 91.
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.
What Caused Timoth Ray Jones to Kill His 5...
A South Carolina man known as highly intelligent and a responsible father has been arrested in connection with the deaths of his five children.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arkansas?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arkansas.
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.
Bonnie Parker
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 5.
The Bullet Riddled Car
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 7.
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.
Franklin Alix
A photo of Texas death row inmate Franklin Alix from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 8.
What Were Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy...
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
Aryan Brotherhood Use of Nazi Symbols
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 6.
Young Jeezy
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy was arrested with guns in South Beach, Florida after an alleged shooting took place. Page 11.
Clyde Barrow's Wanted Poster
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 6.
Clyde Barrow Posing
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 4.
John Adams
A photo of Texas death row inmate John Adams from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 4.
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
Final Statement of Samuel Lopez
Samuel Lopez was sentenced to death on June 25, 1987, for the brutal beating, rape and murder of a 59-year-old grandmother. Page 22.
What Are the Gun Laws in Iowa?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
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.
What Were the Last Words of Convicted Murderer...
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
Last Words of Death Row Inmate Kenneth Hogan
Kenneth Hogan lived 26 years longer than his young victim, but when his end did finally come, it left a bitter taste in his mouth. Page 8.
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.
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
Why Police Read Your Miranda Rights When You...
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.
Lip Tattoo
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 13.
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.
Daniel Acker
A photo of Texas death row inmate Daniel Acker from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
Second Defendant Found Guilty in Joliet...
The alleged mastermind of a plot to lure two men to a party at a home in Joliet, Illinois so that they could be killed has been found guilty by a judge.
Bill Gates
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of mug shots of the rich and famous. Page 90.
Final Statement of Andrew Cook
Andrew Cook could not forgive himself, much less ask for forgiveness, for murdering two young adults he chose at random. Page 15.
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.
Last Words of Executed Prisoner Paul Howell
Paul Howell spent the last two minutes of his life blaming his buddy for the murder that had sent him to the execution chamber. Page 7.
The Final Statement of Beunka Adams
Beunka Adams served eight years on death row in Texas before being executed in April 2012. Page 26.
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.
Final Statement of Michael Lee Wilson
The final words of killer Michael Wilson was full of love, but there was no apology. Page 10.
The True Story Story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde...
Bonnie and Clyde were notorious outlaws, robbers, and criminals who made headlines across the country during the Great Depression.
Last Words of Death Row Inmate Dennis McGuire
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. Page 9.
What Are the Guidelines for Issuing an Amber...
When children disappear, sometimes an Amber Alert is issued and sometimes it is not.
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.
Allen Guy
A photo of Texas death row inmate Allen Guy from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. 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
Tracy Beatty
A photo of Texas death row inmate Tracy Beatty from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 23.
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