Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Interview With the Petoskey Batman, a Small-Town Superhero

Far from Gotham, Mark Wayne Williams patrols his Michigan town with a mission: to remind people that they, too, can play a role in preventing and reporting crime. Now, after his most recent arrest, Williams is facing serious prison time. Williams opens up to Crime Library about his case, his views and law and justice, and why he does what he does.

What does it take to be a private investigator? A PI shares the thrills and hazards of her job

Private investigator Denise Scaffidi, who’s worked on high-profile cases like the Green River killings, talks about how she became a private eye, what that involves, and the hazards of the job.

VIDEO: Charles Manson answers question about himself

In this short clip from an interview, Charles Manson is asked to explain in one sentence who he is. What follows is a display that, depending on who you ask, can either be interpreted, as madness, gimmickry or true showmanship.

Author Stephen Singular Interviewed on the JonBenet Ramsey case

The day after Christmas, 1996, little pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in the basement of her Boulder, Colorado, home. The case quickly became a media circus, the investigation was botched and the murder remains. Stephen Singular author of Presumed Guilty An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case discusses the controversial case.

Your Daily Creepout: Interview with self-professed ‘necromantic’ Leilah Wendell

Leilah Wendell, curator of the House of Death in New Orleans, is quite public about her love of corpses. She describes herself as a “necromantic” rather than a necrophile and has written about the distinction in The Necromantic Ritual Book. In this interview she talks about making love to the dead, and explains how her mausoleum ritual of communion with the dead allows her to commune with the spirit of death itself.

Green River Killer Gary Ridgway Wants to Take a Walk to Locate Additional Victims

Green River Killer Gary Ridgway, the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, has given a Seattle journalist several interviews in which he claims there are up to 36 more victims that have not been identified.

VIDEO: Manson Interviewed, ‘Remorse for What?!’

In this prison interview Charles Manson is asked why, despite the fact that he is obviously guilty, he never expressed remorse. His stunning answer: "Remorse for what?!" What follows is a classic Mansonesque rant.

VIDEO: Interview With Green River Killer Gary Ridgway

One of the most prolific known American serial killers, Gary Ridgway was convicted of 49 murders and confessed to nearly 100. He killed women and girls, many of them prostitutes, in Washington state. He left their bodies in the woods and would sometimes come back to have sex with them. Below is a video interview in which Ridgway discusses the ways in which he lured his victims.

VIDEO: Serial Killer Tommy Lynn Sells ‘I Am Hate’

This death-row interview with the serial killer who called himself “Coast to Coast” for the geographic reach of his 30-year rampage, provides the viewer with a good look into the dark abyss that is the mind of a true serial killer; it is not for the faint-hearted.

An Interview With Robert D. Keppel, Ph.D.

Retired detective and renowned criminologist talks openly about his work on the Ted Bundy and Green River Killer cases.

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