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  • John Wayne Gacy is one of the worst serial killers in U.S. history. The brutality of his crimes stunned even seasoned detectives. He sexually assaulted and killed 33 young men for his own pleasure and buried 29 of them under his crawl space. He was executed by lethal injection on May 10, 1994.

    15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the John Wayne Gacy Case

    15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the John Wayne Gacy Case

    by Charles Nuamah0

  • She may have been born poor, but Pat Allanson didn't intend to die that way, even if it meant murdering her in-laws and others to get there.

    Pat Allanson: The Deadly Magnolia

    Pat Allanson: The Deadly Magnolia

    by Kim Bryan4

  • Personal safety is something that we are all concerned with on some level. We would all like to think that we are safe while on the job, but that isn't always the case. The following stories detail instances in which workplace danger was hiding in plain sight.

    Cautionary Tales:  Danger on the Job

    Cautionary Tales: Danger on the Job

    by Cindy Parmiter0

  • Learn about the rules of apprehension, some little-known facts about shoplifting, and get answers to shoplifting FAQ's from a former loss prevention employee with 16 years of experience.

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Shoplifting

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Shoplifting

    by Joseph Addams1042

  • Ever felt as if "big Brother" might be watching? Well, he is! And he might be watching you. Find out how your personal information becomes public information amid the stroke of a key; and how criminal charges may be forgiven, but never forgotten. Chances are, YOU are at risk if you've ever even been convicted of a misdemeanor...Read on! You might be unpleasantly surprised!

    When is "The Right to Know" Wrong? Should Criminal Records Be Made Public Knowledge?

    When is "The Right to Know" Wrong? Should Criminal Records Be Made Public Knowledge?

    by RustyW7

  • When facing the executioner, some people are remorseful, some defiant, some courageous, while others even try humour in their final message to the world.

    Last Words of the Condemned

    Last Words of the Condemned

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • Here is a summary of the main for and against arguments used in regard to socialism, presented in the form of a pros and cons list.

    The Pros and Cons of Socialism

    The Pros and Cons of Socialism

    by Paul Goodman9

  • Universal Basic Income, or UBI, as an idea has been picking up a lot of steam lately. As with any revolutionary idea, there are supporters and there are detractors. Learn the facts about UBI!

    Universal Basic Income: an Idea Whose Time has Come

    Universal Basic Income: an Idea Whose Time has Come

    by Shawn Chong7

  • There are many reasons to declare a mistrial and the impact can be devastating to the prosecution and to the public. Take an in depth look at why mistrials happen and the effect they have.

    What is the Impact of a Mistrial?

    What is the Impact of a Mistrial?

    by Kristi Sharp2

  • Socialism split off into two movements: revolutionary and reformist. Social democracy evolved from the reformist movement.

    The Origins of Social Democracy

    The Origins of Social Democracy

    by Joseph G Caldwell0

  • Article about how to conduct a stakeout and how a typical stakeout is conducted by professionals. Conducting a stakeout is serious business. Only conduct stakeouts with the full consent of local polic

    How to Conduct a Stakeout

    How to Conduct a Stakeout

    by Justin Muir0

  • Should judges be appointed or elected? Events suggest even secret selection is better than being voted onto the bench by the public.

    Judges Behaving Badly

    Judges Behaving Badly

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Texas Blue Warrants are intended to for parolees who have or are about to violate their parole.

    Texas Blue Warrants

    Texas Blue Warrants

    by Joan Whetzel7

  • In the mid-eighteenth century, social philosophers began arguing for a more rational approach to criminal punishment: This article describes that turning point in the history of criminology.

    Classical vs. Positivist Criminology

    Classical vs. Positivist Criminology

    by jacinda19778

  • Those who have the job of carrying out a death sentence often end up in poor emotional shape brought on by the nature of their work.

    The Lives of Official Executioners

    The Lives of Official Executioners

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • An open letter to remind our elected officials of how our government works and why we have checks and balances.

    Dear Senators

    Dear Senators

    by JOC12

  • Police corruption changes as society changes. However, there are technological advances and training that can help curb corruption.

    Police Corruption in America

    Police Corruption in America

    by eclecticme12

  • It can be scary to find out that there is a warrant out for your arrest. A few years ago I found out that I was the subject of a bench warrant. I learned a lot from that experience. Here's what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

    What Is a Bench Warrant and Can I Drop It Without Going to Jail?

    What Is a Bench Warrant and Can I Drop It Without Going to Jail?

    by Sweetsusieg444

  • Ernest Renan defines what a nation is and how the experiences of a group of people enable them to come together as a nation. According to him, a nation is a soul, a spiritual principle.

    Analysis of "What Is a Nation" by Ernest Renan

    Analysis of "What Is a Nation" by Ernest Renan

    by Ebey Soman1

  • When someone says the word "prison" we immediately have associations and assumptions about what it is like based on media portrayals and pervasive stereotypes.

    Debunking Myths About Prison Inmates

    Debunking Myths About Prison Inmates

    by Diana Jasmine1

  • Once the country learned her story, Colleen Stan's experience was considered to be "unparalleled in FBI history." Here is the story of the girl who spent more than 7 years locked in a box under a bed.

    The Kidnapping of Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box

    The Kidnapping of Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box

    by Janisa5

  • "There's something about a man in uniform." For those who have done nothing more than enjoy the view, there is a lot more to consider before making a decision to be a part of all the uniform entails.

    The Police Wife Life: Selfish Is Not an Option

    The Police Wife Life: Selfish Is Not an Option

    by blissinprogress410

  • Charles Manson was a violent criminal who convinced others to murder. God never wanted Manson to commit atrocious acts of violence. He wanted him to love his fellow man, not kill them.

    Charles Manson: A Study of Evil

    Charles Manson: A Study of Evil

    by Anna Watson2

  • Being in prison is totally unlike life on the outside so it’s best to be prepared for being incarcerated; some well-heeled criminals even hire prison coaches.

    Prison Survival Skills

    Prison Survival Skills

    by Rupert Taylor11

  • It is not just a matter of a man’s guilt or innocence, but it is also a matter of ethics when we chose to act as the jury and executioner.

    To Die a Free Man

    To Die a Free Man

    by Kim Langford0

  • Small towns are supposed to be safe and idyllic places to live, but is that just a stereotype? Here, we examine the death of Jessica Chambers, the mysterious Be-Lo triple killings and the tragic death of three girl scouts.

    3 Small Town Murder Mysteries That Remain Unexplained

    3 Small Town Murder Mysteries That Remain Unexplained

    by Astrid McClymont2

  • This paper considers the current punitive justice model in comparison with procedural, moral and restorative justice models in an attempt to discover applicability as well as validity based on psychological models of behavior and interaction. Further examination is presented regarding applicable candidates and relevant crimes as well as the benefits and risks associated with them.

    Procedural, Moral & Restorative Justice: A Shift from Punitive

    Procedural, Moral & Restorative Justice: A Shift from Punitive

    by Christian L Perry0

  • This article looks at books that have been written by prisoners who are either still incarcerated or have been previously. The ones in this list are my favorites

    Best 8 Prison Books

    Best 8 Prison Books

    by Terry Lane2

  • Why a lack of accountability only destroys the image and effectiveness of police officers.

    Double Standards in Blue

    Double Standards in Blue

    by David Ramos0

  • A Recap of the Crime of Kidnapping and Murder of a 17 yr. old Mississippi Girl, Shondra May...A Case Still Unsolved.

    The Shondra May Mystery

    The Shondra May Mystery

    by Wayne Brown53

  • Humans are social creatures, so isolating someone from contact with others can have profound and negative psychological effects.

    Is Solitary Confinement Torture?

    Is Solitary Confinement Torture?

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • The greatest document ever written? That can be debated forever, but the test of time has proven that the United States Constitution is, at the very least, one of the more important documents ever written. Read about the influences behind this great piece of work.

    The Influence of the United States Constitution and Its Origins

    The Influence of the United States Constitution and Its Origins

    by Bill Holland68

  • In the United States, executions are carried out in the presence of witnesses.

    Witness to Executions

    Witness to Executions

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • A biased and sloppy police investigation led to four American sailors spending a decade in jail for a crime they did not commit.

    Freedom for the Norfolk Four

    Freedom for the Norfolk Four

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • The United States government shutdown has an impact on every American and not just federal workers. It affects everybody and everything, including the food you eat and even your weather reports.

    Government Shutdown Affects Everyone - Even You!

    Government Shutdown Affects Everyone - Even You!

    by Margaret Minnicks4

  • How much abuse must a woman endure before she can turn on her violent partner, perhaps kill him, and use a self-defence plea?

    The Battered Woman Defence

    The Battered Woman Defence

    by Rupert Taylor5

  • Is Thomas Malthus' theory on the growth of the population suitable for the Caribbean society? Malthus predicted the positive checks that will occur if countries do not take into consideration his preventative checks that will reduce the population growth rate and end overpopulation. He failed to take into consideration the possible advances in technology and education that have allowed countries to cope with the growth rate of their population.

    Malthus' Population Theory is Not Suitable for the Caribbean Society

    Malthus' Population Theory is Not Suitable for the Caribbean Society

    by Loi-Renee1

  • Being caught shoplifting is one of the most frightening things that can happen to the average person. The embarrassment alone will be devastating, but handcuffs, jail and court are no fun, either.

    Caught Shoplifting: What Happens Next?

    Caught Shoplifting: What Happens Next?

    by Joseph Addams271

  • The French Revolution was a seminal moment in European history that had wide felt impact. The revolution had its inspiration by way of Rousseau and Locke, two prominent philosophers of the era.

    The French Revolution, Locke and Rousseau

    The French Revolution, Locke and Rousseau

    by William J. Prest2

  • This article provides a list of the nonlethal weapons used by the police and/or the military. This compilation also may include devices or substances that can be used for personal self defense.

    What Nonlethal Weapons Can Be Used by the Police?

    What Nonlethal Weapons Can Be Used by the Police?

    by Kelley Marks3

  • Serial killers have shaped the FBI's behavioral analysis unit, for the better. The real Mindhunters have been able to better understand killers and why they kill like they do.

    Five Cases That Shaped the Real Mindhunters

    Five Cases That Shaped the Real Mindhunters

    by Lawrence0

  • For years, the city of Chicago has been completely controlling the influence upon Illinois government. Most of Illinois counties are actually Republican majorities, but due to the large populations within the few Democratic counties in the state,...

    Top 10 Ways to Generate Revenue for the State of Illinois

    Top 10 Ways to Generate Revenue for the State of Illinois

    by PrometheusIV2

  • I have previously written about my prison stay, more of a what to expect type hub. This is written to give a little more in depth view of how to handle yourself and avoid potential pitfalls.

    The Truth About Surviving Time in Federal Prison

    The Truth About Surviving Time in Federal Prison

    by Kevin Washburn13

  • Murders are always brutal and disturbing. These killings left police stumped and questions lingering for decades. These are five of the most vexing murder mysteries of all time.

    Top 5 Unsolved Murders of All Time

    Top 5 Unsolved Murders of All Time

    by Lawrence0

  • It’s one thing to say that the Constitution lists our rights; it’s quite another to say that the Constitution is the source of those rights. So, do we get our rights from the Constitution? The simple answer is "no." The Constitution merely recognizes our rights and secures. Ultimately, our most cherished liberties come from God.

    Where Do Human Rights Come From?

    Where Do Human Rights Come From?

    by William R Bowen Jr13

  • In in 1907, former Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes said, “we are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is...” In this article, I provide some of the antecedents for Hughes' view as well as the consequences for such a view. In short, Hughes' quote reflects the view of the "living constitution," the idea prevalent among judicial activists that the constitution is not a set of fixed principles; rather, it's a document that should evolve with society.

    Hughes' Hubris: Is the Constitution "What the Judges Say It Is"?

    Hughes' Hubris: Is the Constitution "What the Judges Say It Is"?

    by William R Bowen Jr27

  • The prisoners at Louisiana’s Angola Prison hold rodeos as fund raisers several times a year; the events are often sold out.

    Rodeos in Angola Prison

    Rodeos in Angola Prison

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • This is done in specific proceedings while adhering to common procedural rules. In this model, decisions normally come into effect inter parties.

    Models of Judicial Review

    Models of Judicial Review

    by Diannah Debra Walubengo0

  • Fascism resulted from Marxists who reacted to World War I contrary to international proletariat loyalty in conformity with nationalist loyalty. As World War I progressed and hardships followed, fascism developed into a political movement.

    The Strange 'Morphing' of Marxism Into Fascism

    The Strange 'Morphing' of Marxism Into Fascism

    by Joseph G Caldwell0

  • Mass incarceration has taken a toll on our communities and economy. This article discusses informative data concerning non-violent offenses and its contribution to poverty and unemployment increases.

    Mass Incarceration in the United States

    Mass Incarceration in the United States

    by Chernika Lipscomb2

  • Sandra Butler was a 16-year-old girl who went missing from Sparks, Nevada in 1976. This article discusses what happened when she was last seen and the theories of what people and authorities think happened to this poor girl.

    Case of Missing Girl Sandra Kaye Butler

    Case of Missing Girl Sandra Kaye Butler

    by Jade Hassenplug0

  • Eighty-six years later, convincing evidence has been given that Susie's brother Alexander Williams, did not commit a murder he was electrocuted for. Alexander was a black minor at the time of death. He was convicted and put to death by an all-white male jury, without fully comprehending why.

    A Sister Defends her Brother who was Wrongly Convicted and Executed

    A Sister Defends her Brother who was Wrongly Convicted and Executed

    by Claudette Coleman Carter2

  • So you work in retail, and get frustrated by the droves coming into your stores taking what they'd like and disappearing into the moonlight. You wish there was something you could do about it. Well, you can.

    How to Apprehend a Shoplifter

    How to Apprehend a Shoplifter

    by Steven Pearson1

  • The pardon is one of the most far-reaching powers that an American president has in his possession. This article gives an overview of this important presidential power.

    Pardon Me: The Presidential Pardon Then and Now

    Pardon Me: The Presidential Pardon Then and Now

    by William R Bowen Jr6

  • An overall look at the Hospital and Morgue program, which is often a court-ordered punishment for a DUI offense. Includes personal reflections on my experience with this program and its psychological impact.

    Walking Through Death: A Trip to the Hospital and Morgue

    Walking Through Death: A Trip to the Hospital and Morgue

    by Michael Valencia0

  • A quick look into juvenile crime and the courts. Risk factors and what we can do to help prevent juveniles from turning to a delinquent lifestyle.

    Types of Juvenile Delinquency Crimes

    Types of Juvenile Delinquency Crimes

    by Cholee Clay3

  • "Mumia is an adroit interpreter of the signs of the times and even in his extremely vulnerable position has never hesitated to speak truth to power." Carolina Saldana

    The Penetrating Words of Mumia Abu Jamal

    The Penetrating Words of Mumia Abu Jamal

    by Ava Ming0

  • You might think that the Borden axe murders are a pretty open-and-shut case, but why did she do it? Is she a victim of abuse or a psychotic killer, or both? We explore these questions and more.

    Lizzie Borden: Murderess, Victim, or Both?

    Lizzie Borden: Murderess, Victim, or Both?

    by Lauren Sutton0

  • This article provides a list of some of the most notorious serial killers in the history of the United States. Body counts weren't emphasized in this story, instead the infamous nature of these dastardly criminals.

    Dirty Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers

    Dirty Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers

    by Kelley Marks103

  • On Christmas Eve, 2002, 27-year-old, Laci Peterson, who was high months pregnant, disappeared and captivated the nation.

    The Death of Laci Peterson

    The Death of Laci Peterson

    by Christina Rochette0

  • The Netflix documentary Making a Murderer grabbed the attention of the world with it's portrayal of convicted murderer Steven Avery as a man who was falsely imprisoned.

    Questions About the Steven Avery Case

    Questions About the Steven Avery Case

    by Kenneth Claude3

  • According to Jennifer Truman of the U.S. Department of Justice, "During 2010, U.S. residents age 12 and older experienced an estimated 18.7 million violent and property crime victimizations (2011). While this rate is down from previous years, this...

    The Four Theories of Victimization

    The Four Theories of Victimization

    by LaineHarper9

  • Specialized courts, which can include drug courts, mental health courts, and domestic violence courts, offer a promising alternative to traditional courts resulting in lower recidivism, cost savings and smaller case loads for traditional courts.

    Specialized Courts: A Promising Alternative

    Specialized Courts: A Promising Alternative

    by eclecticme0

  • Many people are unaware that prisons actually have libraries. I wrote another essay similar to this one, but hope to take a slightly different angle here. Prisons are required to have libraries...

    Some Words on Prison Libraries

    Some Words on Prison Libraries

    by Liam Finnegan2

  • Do you have the time that will be necessary to competently prepare your case? Will you have the ability to follow written instructions, and can you work by yourself to prepare your case? If your answer to these questions was "Yes" then you should be competent enough to be your own representative in a courtroom.

    Should I Represent Myself in Court?

    Should I Represent Myself in Court?

    by Reality Bytes7

  • I want to thank everyone who read my previous hub, 5 Things You Didn't Know About Shoplifting and helped to make it the success it's become. Almost 4 years later, the article has snowballed into a giant question and answer hub and has inspired the...

    5 MORE Things You Didn't Know About Shoplifting

    5 MORE Things You Didn't Know About Shoplifting

    by Joseph Addams219

  • On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. Elizabeth was kept chained, dressed in disguise, and repeatedly raped.

    15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Elizabeth Smart Case

    15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the Elizabeth Smart Case

    by Charles Nuamah1

  • When a serial killer is captured, we can rest easy knowing they will spend the rest of their lives in prison. But will they? What happens when they're released to kill again?

    3 Convicted Killers Who Are Now Free

    3 Convicted Killers Who Are Now Free

    by Astrid McClymont0

  • Over the years our criminal justice system has taken steps to improve the efficacy and reliabilty of its final outcomes. However, several innocent individuals have been incarcerated or executed due to negligence. The "fortunate" ones were able to get exonerated after years of suffering in prison.

    Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    by Mea Herera2

  • Although the U.S. has more attorneys than any other country, it has the worst legal representation in the world for its citizens. This article discusses why and what you can do to change it. The author describes her own story and the phenomenon known as Legal Abuse Syndrome.

    Does the Legal System Bully Americans?

    Does the Legal System Bully Americans?

    by jellygator2

  • The framers knew a lot more than current anti-gun lobbyists and representatives will admit. Plus, many anti-gun claims about the Founding Fathers’ intentions are refuted by words of their own writing.

    2nd Amendment Under Attack After School Shootings

    2nd Amendment Under Attack After School Shootings

    by PrometheusIV1

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