Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Judge rules: FBI can say Juggalos are a gang

The ACLU is not happy with a judge’s ruling that the FBI’s description of Insane Clown Posse fans, called Jugglaos, as a “loosely organized hybrid gang” does not constitute a violation of the fan’s rights to due process or free speech.

Update: America’s most wanted fugitives

On March 14, 1950, the FBI debuted its list of top ten most wanted fugitives, and we’ve been finding them ever since. The latest list.

Today: James ‘Whitey’ Bulger gets two life sentences

This morning Judge Denise Casper sentenced Bulger to two consecutive life terms plus five years saying, “The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable. Your crimes are made all the more heinous because they are all about money.” Read the story of the man who ran Boston’s Winter Hill gang in the 70s and 80s.

Scott Lee Kimball

Convicted small-time criminal Kimball convinced the FBI to release him and use him as a snitch. Little did agents realize, Kimball was a serial killer using them to go on a multi-state spree.

Robert Philip Hanssen: The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold

Born on April 18, 1944, Bob Hanssen was a respected FBI agent, family man and staunch Catholic conservative. He was also leading a secret double life spying for the Russians, hanging around strip clubs and surfing Internet porn sites. Long seen as the greatest security breach in U.S. history, his crimes formed the basis for the movie Breach.

FBI Ran Bustling Child Porn Site for Weeks as Users Exchanged Thousands of Illegal Images

From our friends at the Daily Dot: For two weeks last year, the FBI commandeered and ran a child porn site frequented by more than 5,600 pedophiles who shared more than 10,000 images, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The agents raided the service in November, at which point they apparently gained administrative access.

The Life and Career of FBI Profiler Robert Ressler

Renowned FBI agent and author Robert Ressler died Monday at age 76. During his career, Ressler made significant strides in understanding the mind of the serial killer, a term he coined. Ressler worked on the investigations of several notorious predators like Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Chase. After retirement from the FBI, Ressler continued to write and give lectures on psychological profiling.

Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Captured in Nicaragua

The FBI can cross another fugitive off of its Top Ten Most Wanted list. Accused child pornographer Eric Justin Toth, on the run since 2008, was captured in Nicaragua over the weekend.

Today in Crime History: FBI debuts top ten most wanted list

On March 14, 1950, the FBI debuted its list of top ten most wanted fugitives.

FBI: Help Locate Bank Robbery Suspect for ‘Some Quick Christmas Cash’

The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward or as their press release states, “some quick Christmas cash or a windfall in the New Year to anyone who can help locate” fugitive Victor Dwayne Johnson, who is charged with one count of bank robbery and is wanted in Texas for questioning in other bank jobs.”

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