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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.
Firearm Transfer Screening Quiz
Are you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
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.
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quiz: Would You Know a Psychopath if You Met One?
This test could reveal some surprising revelations.
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.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Florida?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
How Charles "Lucky" Luciano Became an Infamous...
A profile of gangster Charles. Crime / Punishment.
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.
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.
Tupac 2Pac Shakur
On November 18, 1993, Tupac "2Pac" Shakur was arrested for sexually abusing a 19-year-old woman, who
Meet Notorious Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Richard Kuklinski was one of the most diabolical self-confessed contract killers in American history, who took credit for over 200 murders, including the murder of Jimmy Hoffa.
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.
Profile of Larry Swartz: The 'Sudden Fury'...
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
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.
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.
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 Exactly Is a Crime?
A crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
What Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
Dexter Johnson
A photo of Texas death row inmate Dexter Johnson from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 157.
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 Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
All About Serial Killer Dean Corll and the...
Dean Corll was a 33-year-old electrician living in Houston, Texas, who, with two teen accomplices, was responsible for kidnapping, torturing, raping and murdering at least 27 young boys in Houston in the early 1970s.
What You Can and Can't Have In Your Carry-On...
Find out the new regulations on what can and cannot be carried onto US airplanes, including recent changes to the TSA policies.
How This Canadian Woman Became a Serial Killer
One of Canada's most infamous female convicts, Karla Homolka, was released from prison after serving a short 12-year sentence for her involvement in drugging, raping, torturing and killing young girls over a decade ago. The dead teens included her own young sister whose innocence was offered by Homolka to her boyfriend as a gift.
How 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.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
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.
John Huggins
A photo of Florida death row inmate John Huggins from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 167.
Profile of Jodi Arias - Killer or Victim?
As the murder trial of Jodi Arias unfolds, many people are asking who Jodi Arias is, how she meet Travis Alexander and what led Arias to brutally kill Alexander? This profile exams those and more questions about Arias, her past relationships and what she says went on with her relationship with Travis Alexander.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Murderers About to Be Executed Say the Darndest...
The final words spoken by Aileen Wuornos before being executed.
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.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
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.
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.
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
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.
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.
Douglas Feldman
A photo of Texas death row inmate Douglas Feldman from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 89.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
Haunting Ghost Stories of Eastern State...
Eastern State Penitentiary is said to be one of the most haunted places in the USA.
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.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
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.
Remains Found Last Week Identified as Those of...
The parents of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham released a statement after remains found last week were confirmed as their daughter's.
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 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.
Investigation of Murdered Prostitute Leads...
The investigation into the murder of a prostitute in a hotel in Indiana turned into the discovery of six other bodies in abandoned homes in Gary.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
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.
Gary Johnson
A photo of Texas death row inmate Gary James Johnson from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 158.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arizona?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arizona.
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.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
What Are Pennsylvania’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Pennsylvania?
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.
Luis Caballero
A photo of Florida death row inmate Luis Caballero from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 44.
The Bullet Riddled Car
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 7.
What Were Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy...
The final words spoken by Timothy McVeigh before being executed.
What Are the Gun Laws in Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
What are the Gun Laws in Indiana?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
Suzanne Basso
A photo of Texas death row inmate Suzanne Basso from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 21.
How a Nurse and Serial Killer Made Victims of...
Kristen Gilbert was a bright, attractive, well-trained nurse who, in 2001 was found guilty of killing her patients at a Veterans Administration medical center.
What Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
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.
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 North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
Amber Jennings
A high school English teacher busted for emailing nude pictures of herself to a 16-year-old boy. Page 134.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serial Killer Nicknames Quiz
See if you can correctly match the nicknames of serial killers with the killers real names.
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.
Bonnie Parker
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 5.
How the Dating Game Killer Evaded Justice for...
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
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?
Clyde Barrow's Wanted Poster
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Jeezy
Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy was arrested with guns in South Beach, Florida after an alleged shooting took place. Page 11.
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.
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.
Mel Gibson
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of mug shots of the rich and famous. Page 91.
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.
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.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
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.
Clyde Barrow Posing
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde. Page 4.
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 Were the Last Words of Convicted Murderer...
The final words spoken by Gary Gilmore before being executed.
Shyne Jamal Barrow
Known in some circles as P. Diddy's "fall guy", rapper and one time P. Diddy protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow
How Westley Allan Dodd Became "One of the Most...
In the year of 1989, in two separate incidents, Westley Allen Dodd sexually assaulted and killed three boys ages 11, 10 and four. His methods were so heinous, forensic psychologists dubbed him one of the most evil killers in history.
What 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.
Wendi Andriano
A photo of Wendi Andriano from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates . Page 6.
Lip Tattoo
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 13.
Beunka Adams
A photo of Texas death row inmate Beunka Adams from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 2.
From Atkins to Yates: Women Who Committed...
An alphabetical listing of female criminals, murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves profiled on Crime and Punishment.
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.
Test your knowledge of famous criminal cases
How much do you know about the most famous crimes and criminals in history?
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Gates
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of mug shots of the rich and famous. Page 90.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Was Serial Killer Richard Chase Entirely to...
Richard Chase savagely murdered six people, but one has to wonder if others shared some of the blame.
Franklin Alix
A photo of Texas death row inmate Franklin Alix from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery. Page 8.
What Are the Gun Laws in Missouri?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Missouri.
What Are the Gun Laws in Arkansas?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Arkansas.
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.
Final Statement of Jerry Martin
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 11.
Man Sentenced for Internet Harassment
A man is sentenced for sending harassing emails to his ex-girlfriend and to her place of employment. This case is believed to be the first federal prosecution of cyber harassment in the United States.
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.
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.
Final Statement of Michael Lee Wilson
The final words of killer Michael Wilson was full of love, but there was no apology. Page 10.
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
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.
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