Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Women Who Kill: Part I

The first in a two-part analysis of women who murder. Who are these women and what made them unleash their wrath upon their victims?

Pet Torturer and Killer Appeals Pet Owning Ban

The “psychotic narcissist,” who filmed herself hanging and disemboweling the family dog, and was subsequently convicted of killing or injuring an animal, causing unnecessary suffering and pain to an animal and possessing a knife, is out on probation. She is now asking the court to lift the ban on her owning pets. Read the case of this Romanian-born “serial killer in the making.”

Amy Fisher: From Long Island Lolita to Sex Tape Star

Now too old to be called a ‘Lolita,’ Amy Fisher continues to grab headlines with her career as a porn star, and legal wranglings over an unauthorized sex tape. Also in and out of the spotlight are her former lover Joey Buttafuoco and his ex-wife, Mary Jo, who Fisher shot in the face in 1992.

Sexual Slavery in Small Town Vermont: How Common Are Young Sex Slaves in America And Abroad?

In Vermont, two volunteer firefighters are accused of forcing a boy into sex slavery starting when he was 12 years old and continuing until he was over 16. It’s an awful situation that rocked the usually peaceful state, but sex slavery, in the U.S. and abroad, is shockingly common.

Ten Handsome Portraits of Old West Gunslingers

Today’s criminals just don’t seem to have that same sepia-hued aura of elegance as these notorious outlaws and lawmen.

VIDEO: Teen Microwaves Kitten

Two Maine teens sparked Internet outrage when they filmed themselves microwaving a kitten and posted the video online.

Four Indian Bus Rapists Sentenced to Death

The overwhelming majority of Indians seem to feel that justice has been served, though it is not at all clear if and when the punishment will be meted out. For now Indian women are calling this a victory.

The DNA Revolution

Before DNA testing, the solving of crimes allowed much room for error — error that could mean conviction of the innocent and freedom for the guilty. Read about how DNA revolutionized criminal justice forever.

Today in Crime History: Kimveer Gill Opens Fire at Dawson College

Kimveer Gill, 25, opened fire at Dawson College in Montreal on Sept. 13, 2006, killing one person and wounding 19 others before being slain by police. The following are Gill’s photos and his own captions from his profile on

Green River Killer: River of Death

Tracy Winston, 19, disappeared from Northgate Mall on September 12, 1983. Her skull was found 22 years later by a hiker in a wooded area southeast of Seattle. Winston was one of the 48 women that Green River Killer Gary Ridgway confessed to murdering, though he is suspected in as many as 60 murders.