Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Christopher Hightower Kills Family of Three

On September 20, 1991, the evil inside the mild-mannered commodities broker erupted in a spate of violence that would stun the town of Barrington, Rhode Island, and the nation. For on that day, Christopher Hightower went on a bloody killing spree that culminated in the brutal death of his former friend, patent lawyer Ernest Brendel, along with Brendel’s librarian wife, Alice, and the couple’s eight-year-old daughter, Emily.

Female Mass Murderers: Major Cases and Motives

Many people think of mass murder as a man’s profession, but there are a few notable exceptions. A look at some famous cases, and the psychology and motivations behind female killers.

Risk Assessment: Predicting Extreme Fatal Violence

Can we predict extreme fatal violence? An exploration of the causes behind incidents of mass murder.

Update: Sikh Temple Shooter Killed Himself

The FBI announced today that video shows that Sikh temple shooter Wade Michael Page was only wounded by police, and that he took his own life by shooting himself in the head.

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