Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Police: Wife beat the crap out of husband who assaulted her

Police in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, were summoned to the home of Derrick Maynard and his wife on December 16, 2013, at around 10 p.m. to find the defendant looking about like he does here in this mugshot. We are not sure what that mark is under his right eye, but are hoping it is a boot print.

Slideshow: Insult to injury

The shame of arrest combined with the added embarrassment of not quite looking your best for the mug shot.

Mugshot of the Day: Elf parties too hardy, arrested for OWI

A decidedly un-merry-looking Brandon Touchet, 34, of Lafayette, Louisiana, was arrested when cops caught him allegedly driving 60 mph in a 40 mph zone, reeking of booze and dressed like an elf.

Slideshow: Mugshots and glamour shots

Without flattering lighting and a crew of makeup artists and photo editors at the jail, these celebs look downright drab in their police photos.

Big Boned and Busted!

Our favorite plus-sized mugshots.

Would-be Robbers Beaten Black and Blue by Intended Victims

Gerald Allen and Johnny Calderon probably thought they had found the perfect marks in the two University of Virginia students they allegedly planned to rob, but found out only too late just how wrong they were.

Slideshow: 15 Dos and Don’ts to Getting a Great Mugshot

Prepare for your mugshot by following these helpful tips, but be warned: drugs and alcohol may inhibit your ability to even remember the tips, much less follow them when the time comes.

Slideshow: Catchin’ Flies

Wake up sleepyhead, you’ve been arrested!

Mugshot: It’s Clearly a Face Tattoo, but of What?

Meet Jake Lee Greene, 23, arrested on July 19, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The charges against Greene are not specified, but it is entirely possible that some friendly neighborhood LEO took one look at Greene’s face tattoo and decided that it should be photographed for posterity — and possibly for later identification.

Mugshots: Arrested, but Still Feelin’ Good

High as kites? Maybe, but these alleged perps weren’t going to let a little arrest get them down.