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They Almost Got Away With It

01
Aug

The Main Ways To Track A Crime
After the Boston Marathon Bombings in 2013, police were on the hunt for tracking down the culprits. There were a lot of fears and questions permeating the atmosphere after the tragedy occurred. Was this a terrorist attack? What organization was behind the event? Would the terrorists be caught? How will we uncover the intentions behind the crime? These were just a few of the overwhelming concerns that the Boston police force, United States government and individuals around the (more…)

Five Great True Crime Movies Of The 1940′s

31
May

Crime is a subject that has always fascinated people, so it’s no wonder it has inspired many movies. Here are five of the greatest crime movies of the 1940s.

One great film is 1947′s The Lady From Shanghai, an Orson Welles film starring Rita Hayworth and involving a vicious crime that takes place on the high seas.

In The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Lana Turner and John Garfield star as a pair of lovers with devious deeds in mind. So they can be together, they plot to kill her husband, but they have to deal with (more…)

Ten Great True Crime Books That Will Make You Cringe

31
Mar

Crime thrillers or crime mysteries are an exciting ride, but nothing beats the thrill of reading a true crime book and knowing that everything you’re reading about actually happened. Here are the top ten greatest true crime books of all time, guaranteed to make you cringe.

1. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi
2. Redrum the Innocent: The Murder of Christine Jessop by Kirk Makin
3. Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by (more…)

Stopping Crime and Protecting the Home

16
Oct

In these troubling, economic times, you want to do everything humanly possible to protect your home and family. Lucky for you, there are plenty of things that can be done in the home to help make everyone feel just a little safer.

Here are some tips:

1.) Have a home security system installed. Sites like www.homessecurity.com have plenty of information to help you get started. Systems offered on this site have the added bonus of providing the homeowner with 24/7 monitoring. How’s that for peace of mind?

2.) Man’s best friend. Dogs have statistically been proven to reduce the amount of anxiety in a home, and they make excellent guards. However, it is highly advisable that you seek professional help in training your canine into a guard dog.

3.) Slab doors. Any skilled intruder can find a way into and through an old wooden door. Slab doors aren’t very expensive and are made of sturdier material.

4.) Exterior lighting. Most hardware stores in the country have the kind with motion-sensors that will automatically shine a light on anything that comes into range.

5.) Small arms. This last tip isn’t advisable if you have a home with small children. Guns are serious business and if you must have one for defensive purposes, then make sure you are properly trained in the use and you lock it away somewhere safe.

Film Noir: Dark Crimes On Film

17
Jul

The film noir genre of the 1940′s and 1950′s was one of the most amazing film movements in history. While there are not very many films reflecting the pure form of the genre, the influence of it can be seen in many motion pictures. It even crosses genres and presents its conventions in works such as Bladerunner and The Dark Knight.

However, it is the traditional crime film that allows a noir picture to be true to its (more…)

Prison Labor: A History And A Primer

13
Jul

Throughout much of history, prison inmates have been used as a source of cheap labour and work. Many cultures throughout history have taken advantage of this resource and put their prisoners – whether prisoners of war, criminals, or any other type – to work on different projects.

One of the prime examples of prison labour in history is the Soviet Union. Throughout most of its history, one of the main punishments for political dissent and other crimes of the sort was being shipped off to Siberia. There, the deportees were carted off to interment camps, infamously known as “gulags”, where (more…)

Russian Prisons: What It’s Like To Be Locked Up

09
Jul

Being sent to jail or prison is scary enough, in places like the United States. But Russian prisons are a whole different level. The conditions are usually much worse, and the prisoners are treated with much less dignity.

For example, in a prison in Russia, the inmates are usually served one cooked meal a day. Typically it would be meat stew and a small piece of bread. They also do much more work, and have a living block and working block. Almost as though they have a normal job.

The rooms often have dim or no lighting, (more…)

Five Strange Robberies In South America

05
Jul

One of the most stunning robberies took place in Buenos Aires several years ago. After holding hostages for more than seven hours, with hundreds of police surrounding the bank, the robbers offered to negotiate for four hostages. They wanted pizzas and sodas in exchange for the hostages. However, the police felt it was very quiet inside the bank at which time they attacked the building.

Inside they found 19 hostages all safe. However, the robbers had escaped. They discovered (more…)

How They Got Away With It

04
Jul

A couple names in history that come to mind when thinking about people who got away with crimes might be people like Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgeway otherwise known as The Green River Killer. Although Ted Bundy was eventually executed for the crimes he admitted to, authorities feel that there were more than likely other victims of Ted Bundy’s crimes. The same thing can be said for Gary Ridgeway who is currently serving a life sentence for the many innocent lives that he took.

Also, some people might include people like (more…)