Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Mugshot: Defiance and duckface

Angela Green did not want to check out of her hotel, did not want to pay to stay, did not want to give her name to police and ultimately did not want to get arrested. Having her mugshot taken does not seem to have been a problem.

Florida woman allegedly assaults young man for rejecting her advances

Meet the foxy Elizabeth Highley, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, is facing felony aggravated assault charges for allegedly attacking a male friend, 25, who reportedly rebuffed her alleged sexual advances. According to the victim, Highley grabbed a hunting knife and a walking cane, and began her rampage.

Man in drug-themed t-shirt arrested for drug trafficking

Meet Andrew Anderson, an ideal poster boy for an anti-drug-abuse campaign. After a traffic stop in which police found pot and cash, and a search of his home in which they found pot and drug paraphernalia, Anderson sports a classic stoner t-shirt and facial expression to match this June 5, 2014, mugshot.

Try not to get arrested wearing these T-shirts

It’s important to make sure you’re not wearing the wrong T-shirt when you get yourself arrested. Just look in the mirror and think “Would this look embarrassing in a mugshot?” Takes two seconds.

What to do — and not do — when posing for the police camera

Be warned: drugs and alcohol may inhibit your ability to even remember the following tips, much less actually follow them if and when the time comes.

Slideshow: Catchin’ flies

Not everyone can manage a smile for the police cameras.

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.

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