Psychological, or criminal, profiling was informally used as early as the 1880s, when two physicians attempted to determine who Jack the Ripper was using clues from the crime scene. Its first official use was during an investigation in the United States, which helped to capture ‘mad bomber’ George Metesky who had eluded New York investigators… Continue reading Psychological Profiling – Inside the Mind of a Criminal
At the start of the 20th century, The United States of America had grown significantly. The country’s wealth was extensive, as a result of industrialization, and it was now considered to be a world power. Within its boundaries, however, the expansion had led to an increase in crime and an inability to control it. Most… Continue reading The History of the FBI – The United States needs an Investigative Force
A well-known leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent protesting. Considered one of the most outspoken, influential public figures of the era, the FBI began to tap his phone after he criticized inequality and the Vietnam War. In August 1963, during The March… Continue reading Historical American Crimes – The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1982, Wayne Bertram Williams was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murders of two men in the Atlanta area. After his incarceration he was branded as the man behind ‘The Atlanta Child Murders,’ as the killings stopped once he was behind bars. Prosecutors were unable to charge Williams with the killing of the 27… Continue reading Wayne Williams – Serial Killer or Incorrectly Accused?
As one of the most notorious serial killers and rapists in America’s history, Ted Bundy’s story has been the subject of many novels and films. He was born in Burlington, Vermont on November 24, 1946 and was raised as the adopted son of his grandparents, believing that his mother was his sister. He later described… Continue reading Ted Bundy – The Embodiment of Evil
David Ray Parker is an American serial killer who is also known as the toy box killer. He is suspected of killing around 60 people from the regions of Arizona and New Mexico. However, no bodies have been found to tie him directly to the murders. He is called the toy box killer because of… Continue reading The Toy-box Killer
On August 5, 1982 the bodies of three females were found in the Green River, near Seattle, with three more being discovered nearby a few days later. All the women were young prostitutes that had worked the SeaTac strip, and were killed in the same manner. The murderer was dubbed The Green River Killer and… Continue reading The Green River Killer – One of the Most Prolific Serial Killers the World has Ever Seen
For centuries, the opportunities that America provides have resulted in millions of immigrations, which have been both legal and illegal. Mexico is one of the closest countries, in physical proximity, to the United States. Each year many people arrive at its heavily guarded borders, in the hope of making the journey across. Although each individual’s… Continue reading Human Trafficking Across the Mexico/Arizona Border
A serial killer that operated in Northern California during the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Zodiac Killer named himself in a series of taunting letters sent to the local press. Authorities have attributed seven confirmed victims to the unknown murderer, which includes two survivors. In his letters, however, the killer claimed to have been… Continue reading The Zodiac Killer
Although the number of people that Jack the Ripper really killed is unknown, the deaths of five women have been attributed to him. They are now referred to as the ‘five canonical victims,’ and their murders occurred between August 31st and November 9th, 1888. Mary Nichols Believed to have been the first of the victims,… Continue reading Jack the Ripper – The Victims of a Monster