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Firearm Transfer Screening Quiz
Are you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
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.
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.
Texas Death Row Inmates
A photo of Texas death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Texas Death Row photo gallery.
Serial Pursuit Crime Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of history's serial killers by taking this trivia quiz.
Get the Current Headlines and Criminal Case News
The latest updates on current criminal cases in the news, including background information and chronological events.
Puffy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs Mugshot and...
Puffy Combs list of arrests continues to grow, starting with various weapons violations stemming from a shooting incident in a New York City nightclub in December 1999, to his 2015 arrest for assault. 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.
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.
Serial Killer Rodney Alcala's Photographs
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by serial killer Rodney Alcala.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
How One Notorious Serial Killer Got Caught
For months authorities from Utah, Washington, and Colorado worked together to find the serial killer named
Understanding Colorado's Gun Laws
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
Mary Brunner
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. Page 23.
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.
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 Gun Laws in Tennessee?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Tennessee.
Home Crime Safety 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.
What Are the Gun Laws in South Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in South Carolina.
Shyne Jamal Barrow
Known in some circles as P. Diddy's "fall guy", rapper and one time P. Diddy protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow
Women on Death Row in California
Rosie Alfaro has been on death row in California since July 1992 for the murder of a 9-year-old girl.
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 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.
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 You Should Look for to Detect Counterfeit...
The public has a role in maintaining the integrity of the U.S. currency. You can help guard against the threat from counterfeiters by becoming more familiar with United States currency.
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.
Photo Gallery of Gang Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Gudinas
A photo of Florida death row inmate Thomas Gudinas from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 141.
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.
Border Brothers
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 8.
Linda Kasabian
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. Page 29.
Glen Rogers
A photo of Florida death row inmate Glen Rogers from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 300.
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.
Test your knowledge of famous criminal cases
How much do you know about the most famous crimes and criminals in history?
Aryan Brotherhood
Browse the photo gallery of U.S. gang member's tattoos and find out what the tattoo gang art represents. Page 5.
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.
Do You Know the Current Gun Laws in California?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in California.
Ruth Ann Moorehouse
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. Page 24.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in North Carolina?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in North Carolina.
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.
What's Unique About Georgia's Gun Laws?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Georgia.
Arizona Death Row Inmates
Photo of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
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.
What Is a Felony?
Find out what 'felony' means from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
Female Teachers Arrested for Improper...
A Texas teacher kicks off an investigation that leads to her arrest.
James Duckett
A photo of Florida death row inmate James Duckett from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 90.
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.
Leslie Van Houten
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. Page 28.
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.
Susan Bartell
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. Page 25.
Charles Manson
Charles Manson mugshot taken in 2009. Page 30.
Rodney Alcala Photographs
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala.
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.
Charles Manson Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about Charles Manson and the Manson family.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kansas?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kansas.
Charles Watson
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. Page 27.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Louisiana?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Louisiana.
Florida Death Row Inmates
A collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
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.
Susan Bartell (2)
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. Page 26.
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.
What is Stockholm Syndrome?
A bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden uncovered a mechanism for survival many who are in hostage-related situations turn to in order to manage their fear.
What Serial Killer Ted Bundy Said Right Before...
The final words spoken by Ted Bundy before being executed.
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.
What Are the Gun Laws in Maryland?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Maryland. Page 2.
Gary Dourdan
This is a mug shot of Gary Dourdan after his arrest in 2008. Page 82.
Dianne Lake
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. Page 11.
Finger Tattoos
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 14.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 3
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 4.
Patricia Krenwinkel
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. Page 20.
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.
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.
Sherry Cooper
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. Page 9.
What Are the Gun Laws in Maine?
No state permit is required to purchase a rifle, shotgun, or handgun. Dealers must keep a record of all firearm sales, rentals or loans.
What Are the Gun Laws in New Mexico?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in New Mexico.
Ted Bundy Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge about serial killer Ted Bundy.
How the Dating Game Killer Evaded Justice for...
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
Profile of Larry Swartz: The 'Sudden Fury'...
The profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 2
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 3.
Celebrity Mug Shots
A gallery of celebrity mug shots from an extensive collection of police photos of famous people.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 5
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 6.
What Are the Gun Laws in Iowa?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
Police, Dogs Search Former Serial Killer...
The investigation into the deaths of seven people found behind a Connecticut strip mall has led to the search of a home where the main suspect used to live.
Lynette Fromme (2)
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. Page 22.
What Are the Gun Laws in Kentucky?
Frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Kentucky.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 4
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 5.
Prosecutor to Seek Death Penalty in McStay...
Prosecutors have filed notice they will be seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing a family of four and burying them in the desert.
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.
What Is a Misdemeanor?
Find out what 'misdemeanor' means from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
Lip Tattoo
Every gang has an exclusive symbol which members often use for tattoos to show devotion to their group. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
Larry Bailey
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. Page 21.
What Are the Gun Laws in Virginia?
Answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia gun laws.
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 Are Oklahoma’s Gun Laws?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Oklahoma.
Rapper Da Brat - Mug Shot of Shawntae Harris
A gallery of mugshots of famous rappers, hiphop and R&B artists. Page 13.
Steve Grogan
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. Page 13.
Ella Jo Bailey
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. Page 12.
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.
Madaline Joan Cottage
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. Page 10.
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.
Flashback: Alex and Derek King
Alex and Derek King confessed to bludgeoning their father to death because they thought he would be mad because they ran away from home.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 6
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 7.
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.
Bobby Beausoleil
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. Page 5.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 7
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 8.
How Ian Brady Became One of Great Britain's...
Ian Brady and his girlfriend Myra Hindley were British serial killers, responsible for a series of child murders that became known as the Moors Murders.
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.
Purchasing a Gun in Ohio? Here's What You...
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Ohio.
DMX X
Rapper and actor DMX (X) mugshot and arrest record. Page 4.
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.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 13
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 14.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 8
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 9.
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.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 23
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 24.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 12
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 13.
What Were Condemned Serial Killer John Wayne...
The final words spoken by John Wayne Gacy before being executed.
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 9
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 10.
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.
Catherine Share aka Gypsy
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. Page 8.
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.
Did Manson Family Member Susan Atkins Kill...
Susan Atkins aka Sadie Mae Glutz is a former member of the Charles Manson family. She swore before a Grand Jury, that under the direction of Charlie Manson, she stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death and had participated in the murder of music teacher Gary Hinman. During her grand jury testimony, Atkins testified that there was no limit to what she would do for Manson,
Rodney Alcala Photographs - Photo 21
Police are asking for help in identifying the following people believed photographed by possible serial killer Rodney Alcala. Page 22.
Bonnie and Clyde Photo Gallery
A photo gallery of the notorious crime couple Bonnie and Clyde.
What Are the Gun Laws in Mississippi?
Answers to frequently asked questions about the gun laws in Mississippi.
What Is the Crime of Battery?
Find out what the crime of 'battery' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
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