police

Chinese Paramilitary Police Force

The Chinese Paramilitary Police Force has approximately 1.5 million officers and serves as a back up to the military in times of war. It is also responsible for counterterrorism, putting down protests, border protection, firefighting, and providing guard detail for key government buildings. Even though the Paramilitary Police Force remains separate from the army, their… Continue reading Chinese Paramilitary Police Force

Crime Fiction

Top 10 Christmas Crime Novels

Christmas is a time for family, friends and festivities with (hopefully) some quiet time to enjoy a good novel. Books also make great Christmas presents, and any mystery lover will enjoy these top 10 crime stories, which have all been set in the season. 1. Maigret’s Christmas by George Simenon This collection of nine short… Continue reading Top 10 Christmas Crime Novels

History, Real Life Crime

The Future of Capital Punishment

The death penalty in the United States of America is a concept that is now somewhat known as an American tradition. However, it has been on a long-term decline, despite the rise in executions in 2018. Capital punishment in the US is practiced in almost all states in the form of lethal injections and electrocuting… Continue reading The Future of Capital Punishment

Real Life Crime

Richard Cottingham

When it comes to the presence of prolific serial killers, America has produced them in abundance over the years. For example, let us look at Ted Bundy - a lawyer by profession, Bundy was on the charm offensive when it came to the opposite sex. He always made a lasting impression on women. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading Richard Cottingham

Real Life Crime

Joseph D. Ball – Alligator Man

Also known as the Alligator Man, Joe Ball was an American serial killer who killed more than twenty women in the 1930’s. Background Ball served his country in Europe during the First World War between 1914 and 1918. Once he returned home, he became a bootlegger and began selling alcohol illegally to anyone who could… Continue reading Joseph D. Ball – Alligator Man

History

Alphonse Bertillon

If we talk about people who have shown the highest level of commitment and dedication as a lawman, Alphonse Bertillon stands above all. He was born on 22 April 1853. He became a French policeman and a biometrics researcher. As a Policeman & Biometrics Researcher Alphonse Bertillon is globally renowned as the first person who… Continue reading Alphonse Bertillon

technology

The Future of Spying

The safety of many countries depends on their ability to defend themselves, which often requires transporting secret messages. Each country has their own spies that are responsible for obtaining and transferring this information securely. As technology has advanced, much of this secret information is stored in password protected systems. Computers often generate these passwords which… Continue reading The Future of Spying

History

Secret Service Saves

1909 – President William Taft agreed to meet with Mexican President Porfirio Diaz, in Texas and then El Cuidad. As this was to be the first time a US president was scheduled to cross over the Mexican border, it was decided that additional security detail was necessary to counteract the numerous assassination threats. Military troops,… Continue reading Secret Service Saves

History

The US Secret Service – A History of Protection

The most well-known duty of the Secret Service is the role that they play in protecting the country’s presidents, as well as other members of the presidential party. The agency was created in Washington on July 5, 1865 as a part of the US Department of Treasury. In 2003, the Service’s governing body became The… Continue reading The US Secret Service – A History of Protection

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction – sub genres

The Cozy Mystery (Cozies)  The storylines behind these mysteries are like detective crime novels, except for the fact that profanity, sex and violence are downplayed (or approached in a humorous manner). The community in which the investigation takes place tends to be very small, and the detective is an amateur (normally female). They are well-known… Continue reading Crime Fiction – sub genres