Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:40:21 +0000
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAre you eligible to legally purchase a firearm in the United States? Answer these questions to find out.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZCrimes can be committed against persons or property, but all crimes carry a punishment for those who break the law.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZKeep up with the latest updates on current criminal cases, trials and investigations in the news, with background information and timelines of events.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZIn the United States there are three basic classifications of criminal offenses, also known as crimes.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZYouth 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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA crime occurs when someone breaks the law by an overt act, omission or neglect that can result in punishment.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe biography of the serial killer, rapist and necrophile, Ted Bundy, and an in-depth look at his life and crimes from his childhood to his death.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe pedophile can be anyone but there are some characteristics that many of these predators share.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZSerial killer Ted Bundy killed again after escaping from prison, but he recaptured and in the end, there was no escape for him except death.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe study of the psychopath reveals an individual who is incapable of feeling guilt, remorse or empathy for their actions.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZIf you try to buy a firearm and have to submit to a background check, there are several reason why your firearm transfer might be denied.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZHere are some of the most outrageous, bizarre last words spoken by criminals about to be executed.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFor two years Harvey Robinson stalked, raped and killed residents of Allentown, Pennsylvania, making him one of the youngest serial killers in U.S. history.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZSarah Johnson hid 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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZIn spite of last-minute appeals and a request from Pope Francis, Kelly Renee Gissendaner was executed by lethal injection by the state of Georgia.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZTake a look at our top picks for the most notorious female criminals of the decade and see if you agree with our choices.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZOn July 4, 1990, in St. John, Missouri, Stacey Ann Lannert, age 18, shot and killed her father, Tom Lannert, who was asleep in the family's home. In her statement to the police, Stacey claimed that her father had sexually abused her. She was arrested, tried, and found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZProfiles and information about some of the most horrific pedophiles and child killers.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZIf 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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThis landmark ruling established among other things, that a police suspect has the right to remain silent and to have an attorney present.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZBased on the patterns of their murders, multiple killers are classified into three basic categories -- mass murderers, spree killers, and serial killers.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThinking 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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZDiane Downs was found guilty of shooting her three children in 1984 because her boyfriend did not want to be a father. She maintains her innocence.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZDerrick Todd Lee, a.k.a. the Baton Rouge Serial Killer, died January 21, 2016, at a hospital where he was transferred for emergency treatment. Cause of death is still unknown. Lee was a peeping tom as a child and a serial killer as an adult who was escaped capture for over a decade. Here is a profile of his life and crimes.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZVisitors, security guards and employees have heard unexplained sounds and spotted ghosts wandering through the toughest prisons in US history.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZArthur Shawcross was a brutal serial killer that gained a reputation for trying to shock reporters by adding grotesque details to his horrific crimes.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZMovies based on the cases of some of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZIf you have be arrested for a crime, you are at the beginning of what could become a long journey through the criminal justice system.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA defendant who pleads guilty or is found guilty by a jury in a criminal trial faces sentencing for the crime by the judge.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZKarla Homolka and Paul Bernardo were found guilty of raping, torturing and killing young girls, including Homolka's younger sister.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAlex and Derek King confessed to bludgeoning their father to death because they thought he would be mad because they ran away from home.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe profile of a troubled boy who snapped one night and murdered his parents.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZTop picks of true crime books that not only chronicle the crime but dig deep into the criminal mind and uncover the bizarre and disturbing thoughts of serial killers.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFrequently asked questions about the gun laws in Colorado.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe 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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZGary 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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZWhen someone fraudulently used your personal identifying information to their own purposes, that is identity theft.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZTommy Lynn Sells is a serial killer that stalked and killed his victims starting at age 16 until he was caught 19 years later.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe commercial sexual exploitation of children affects millions of children each year, in countries on every continent.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA profile of Andrea Yates, her life, her marriage to Rusty Yates, and the tragic events that led up to her drowning her five children.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFemale serial killers can be equally as cruel and ruthless as their male counterparts as the following profiles of black widow killers will reveal.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFrequently asked questions about the gun laws in Indiana.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZMichael Ross was a serial killer executed in Connecticut after he waived his right to appeal. It was the first execution in New England in 45 years.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZMany who study paranormal activity believe these prisons, es history of immense pain and suffering, attract spirits caught between worlds.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAlbert Fish was one of the most vile pedophiles and killers of all time. After his capture, he confessed to the kidnapping and murder of hundreds of children.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAnyone convicted of a crime has the right to appeal that conviction if they believe a legal error has occurred.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZLong Island serial killer Joel Rifkin went from being a target for school bullies to becoming the most prolific killer in New York history.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZDean Corll was a 33-year-old electrician living in Houston, Texas, who, with two teen accomplices, was responsible for the torture and murder of 27 young boys.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZPhysical violence in a domestic situation is always abusive, but domestic abuse can take many other forms.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZDonald '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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZJeffrey Dahmer was responsible for a series of gruesome murders of 17 young men from 1988 until he was caught in July 1991 in Milwaukee.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA collection of Florida death row inmates from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA civil rights movement in 1964, named Freedom Summer, was a campaign launched to get African Americans in the southern United States registered to vote.
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2017-02-26T11:40:21ZMichael Swango was a physician who was suspected of being one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAfter years of torturing, raping, and killing young girls for sexual pleasure, the deadly couple, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, were caught. But was justice served?
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZDavid 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 do it.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZIn 2002, Andrea Yates was convicted of murder for three of the deaths of her five children who were found drowned in her home in 2001. In April 2005, her conviction was overturned on appeal because of an error in the testimony of an expert witness for the prosecution in the first trial.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZJohn Wayne Gacy, the Killer Clown, was convicted and sentenced to death for the torture, rape and murder of 33 young males, between 1972 until his arrest in 1978.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA profile of the life of Pedro Alonzo Lopez, known as the Monster of the Andes, who was responsible for the brutal murders of over 350 children.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFind out the new regulations on what can and cannot be carried onto US airplanes, including recent changes to the TSA policies.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZSerial killer Richard Cottingham was barbaric and cruel to his victims, and wanted to be the very best at serial killing.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA tool to help measure a child's readiness to safely taking care of themselves at home alone.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe definitions of legal insanity differ from state to state. Here are high-profile cases where defendants turned to legal insanity as their defense.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZRichard Cottingham liked to mutilate women, but only after he raped and murdered them.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe nation is always shocked by mothers who kill their children, but this type of crime is more common than we might think.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe Aryan Brotherhood is a notorious prison gang whose powerful reach goes far beyond the prison walls and into mafia circles.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAn alphabetical listing of female criminals, murderers, rapists, kidnappers and thieves profiled on Crime and Punishment.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZResearchers found that some situations either put people at greater risk of being a victim of intimate partner violence, or cause the violence.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZGaskins confessed to several murders during the last days of his life. How much truth was in his confessions was never confirmed.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThere are over 70 people on death row in the United States who were 16 or 17 years old when they committed their crimes. What are the pros and cons of the death penalty for minors? Page 2.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZKristen Gilbert was an attractive, well-trained nurse found guilty of killing many of her patients at a Veterans Administration Medical Center.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAny unwanted contact between two people that directly or indirectly communicates a threat or places the victim in fear can be considered stalking.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZRichard Chase savagely murdered six people in what was described as the most grotesque murders the officials had ever witnessed.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFrequently asked questions about the gun laws in Florida.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZIf you encounter child pornography either online or through the U.S. mail, here is how you can report the crime to the proper authorities.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZSerial killer Israel Keyes admitted he killed at least eight people during trips throughout the United States, but investigators believe there are more.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZDarlie Routier is on death row in Texas for the murder of her children. Many questions have come up since her trial. Was she railroaded? You decide.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAn alphabetical listing of male criminals, serial killers, murderers, rapists, terrorist, and kidnappers profiled on Crime and Punishment.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZProsecutors have filed a motion to sever the cases against the three men indicted for murder and kidnapping in the Holly Bobo case.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe trial date for the Slender Man stabbing case has been removed from the court calendar until the appeal court rules on keeping it in adult court.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZRodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZA photo of Florida death row inmate Robert Gordon from the Crime and Punishment Florida Death Row photo gallery. Page 127.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZCindy Ray was eight months pregnant when she was abducted and murdered by an obsessed woman who needed a baby at whatever the cost.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe FBI pieced together events of the night the three civil rights workers were murdered in June 1964 in what became known as the Mississippi Burning case.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFind out what the crime of 'wire fraud' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFrequently asked questions about the gun laws in Iowa.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZDebra Brown became involved with the serial rapist and killer Alton Coleman and together they raped, tortured and killed at least eight victims, including children.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe 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.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZWallace used Charlotte, North Carolina like his own killing ground, raping and murdering women he knew, worked with or who within his reach.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZFind out what the crime of 'forgery' is from the About.com Crime & Punishment site.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZWilliam Bonin was a habitual sex offender turned serial killer, suspected of sexually assaulting, torturing and killing 21 boys in California.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZPhoto of Arizona Death Row Inmates from the Crime and Punishment gallery of death row inmates.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAll through Gaskins life he had what he described as, 'them aggravated and bothersome feelings,' that seemed to push him into criminal activity and was satisfied by rape, torture and murder.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe stories and images of the women whose deaths were linked to convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, also named the Baton Rouge Serial Killer.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZAn in-depth look at the life of serial killer and rapist, Richard Ramirez, dubbed The Night Stalker.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZOn 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, and her brother.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZThe investigation into the cause of death of several patients at a Veterans Administration medical center points to a top nurse, Kristen Gilbert.
2017-02-26T11:40:21ZPatricia Blackmon is currently on death row in Alabama for the brutal murder of her three year old adopted daughter.