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Soliciting to murder

Soliciting to murder is a statutory offence of incitement in England and Wales and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In common parlance, the act of soliciting to murder may be thought of as "hiring a hitman", though the word "hiring" ...

                                               

Staged crash

A staged crash is when drivers maneuver unsuspecting motorists into crashes in order to make false insurance claims. The cars generally suffer little damage in relation to the large demand that is then fraudulently submitted. In 2011, a group of ...

                                               

Stalking

Stalking is unwanted and/or repeated surveillance by an individual or group toward another person. Stalking behaviors are interrelated to harassment and intimidation and may include following the victim in person or monitoring them. The term stal ...

                                               

Stouthrief

Stouthrief is the Scottish criminal offence of use or threat of violence against a householder who defends themselves during a housebreaking; it is additional to any associated robbery offence. It is to be distinguished from the offence of Hamesu ...

                                               

Stowaway

A stowaway is a person who secretly boards a vehicle, such as a ship, an aircraft, a train, cargo truck or bus. Sometimes, the purpose is to get from one place to another without paying for transportation. In other cases, the goal is to enter ano ...

                                               

Subornation of perjury

In American law, Scots law, and under the laws of some English-speaking Commonwealth nations, subornation of perjury is the crime of persuading a person to commit perjury, which is the swearing of a false oath to tell the truth in a legal proceed ...

                                               

Sucker punch

A sucker punch or cold-cock) is a punch made without warning or while the recipient is distracted, allowing no time for preparation or defense on the part of the recipient. The term is generally used in situations where the way in which the punch ...

                                               

Summary offence

A summary offence is a crime in some common law jurisdictions that can be proceeded against summarily, without the right to a jury trial and/or indictment.

                                               

Tampering (crime)

Tampering can refer to many forms of sabotage but the term is often used to mean intentional modification of products in a way that would make them harmful to the consumer. This threat has prompted manufacturers to make products that are either d ...

                                               

Threat

A threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. Intimidation is widely observed in animal behavior chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or the death of both conf ...

                                               

Treachery (law)

Treachery is an offence in several countries. Both of the Australian and British offences were derived from or inspired by the related offence of treason. The name treachery was chosen because it is a synonym for treason.

                                               

Treason

In law, treason is criminal disloyalty, typically to the state. It is a crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against ones nation or sovereign. This usually includes things such as participating in a war against ones native country, att ...

                                               

Trespass

Trespass is an area of criminal law or tort law broadly divided into three groups: trespass to the person, trespass to chattels and trespass to land. Trespass to the person historically involved six separate trespasses: threats, assault, battery, ...

                                               

Taking without owner's consent

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland taking without owners consent, also referred to as unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle describes any unauthorised use of a car or other conveyance that does not constitute theft. A similar offence, known ...

                                               

Unlawful assembly

Unlawful assembly is a legal term to describe a group of people with the mutual intent of deliberate disturbance of the peace. If the group is about to start the act of disturbance, it is termed a rout; if the disturbance is commenced, it is then ...

                                               

Unlicensed broadcasting

Unlicensed broadcasting, also called pirate broadcasting is a term used for any type of broadcasting without a broadcast license. Some unlicensed broadcasting, such as certain low-power broadcasting, may be legal. For example, in the United State ...

                                               

Usury

Usury is the practice of making unethical or immoral monetary loans that unfairly enrich the lender. The term may be used in a moral sense - condemning, taking advantage of others misfortunes - or in a legal sense, where an interest rate is charg ...

                                               

Uttering

Uttering is a crime involving a person with the intent to defraud that knowingly sells, publishes or passes a forged or counterfeited document. More specifically, forgery creates a falsified document and uttering is the act of knowingly passing o ...

                                               

Valet boy

Valet boy is a term used in some countries to refer to young people who ask for fees from those who park at the roadside. Valet boys usually work in groups, and demand an RM 1-5 "parking fee" from car owners, under an agreement that they will pro ...

                                               

Vandalism

Vandalism is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. The definition of vandalism allows to distinguish hostile behavior aimed to damage or destroy the object, instrumental behavior consisting of dam ...

                                               

War profiteering

A war profiteer is any person or organization that makes unreasonable profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war. The term typically carries strong negative connotations. General profiteering, making an unreasona ...

                                               

Websleuths

Websleuths is an internet community that is focused on crime and missing persons. The privately owned Websleuths LLC maintains a forum for registered users to discuss and classify information related to crimes, trials and unsolved cases, which th ...

                                               

Witness tampering

Witness tampering is the act of attempting to improperly influence, alter or prevent the testimony of witnesses within criminal or civil proceedings. Witness tampering and reprisals against witnesses in organized crime cases have been a difficult ...

                                               

Annie Aves

Isabel Annie Aves was a New Zealand abortionist. She was born in Waipawa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand on 18 March 1887. Aves ran an abortion business from her home in Napier using sea-tangle tents which, when inserted into the cervical canal, absorbe ...

                                               

Bubba the Love Sponge

Bubba the Love Sponge Clem is an American radio personality and businessman who is the host of The Bubba the Love Sponge Show on the flagship station WWBA in Tampa, Florida, and the subscription service Bubba Army Radio.

                                               

Ken Dodd

Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd was an English comedian, singer and occasional actor. He was described as "the last great music hall entertainer", and was primarily known for his live stand-up performances. A lifelong resident of Knotty Ash in Liverpool, ...

                                               

Arun Ferreira

Arun Ferreira is an Indian activist. He was arrested in 2007 for alleged links to the Indian Naxalite movement and spent five years in prison before he was acquitted in 2012. He began a career as a criminal lawyer defending political prisoners. H ...

                                               

Åke Green

Åke Green is a Swedish Pentecostal Christian pastor who was prosecuted, but acquitted, under Swedens law against hate speech because of critical opinions on homosexuality in his sermons. The district court found him guilty and sentenced him to on ...

                                               

Werner Grothmann

Werner Grothmann was a mid-ranking commander in the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany and aide-de-camp to the head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, from 1940 until Himmlers death in 1945.

                                               

Peter Hain

Peter Gerald Hain, Baron Hain, is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Neath between 1991 and 2015, and served in the Cabinets of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was the Leader of the House of Commons from ...

                                               

John Kasper

John Kasper was an activist and Ku Klux Klan member who took a militant stand against racial integration during the civil rights movement.

                                               

Oliver H. Langeland

Oliver Hansen Langeland was a Norwegian military officer and civil servant. He had careers in both civil service and the military, and is best known as leader of Milorg District 13 from 1942 to 1944.

                                               

Ivar Lissner

Born to a German-Jewish father, Robert Lissner, and mother Charlotte Lissner nee Gensz, Lissner was Baltic German of Jewish ancestry. His father was a Kommerzienrat commerce councilor and businessman who owned cork factories and other enterprises ...

                                               

Spyridon Louis

Spyridon Louis, commonly known as Spyros Louis, was a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics. Following his victory, he was celebrated as a national hero. A former soldier, Louis was encourag ...

                                               

Vince McMahon

Vincent Kennedy McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, and billionaire businessman. He has worked in the corporate area of the WWE and behind the scenes since taking over the company fro ...

                                               

Cynthia Payne

Cynthia Payne was an English brothel keeper and party hostess who made headlines in the 1970s and 1980s, when she was convicted of running a brothel at 32 Ambleside Avenue, in Streatham, a southwestern suburb of London.

                                               

Pomponia Graecina

Pomponia Graecina was a noble Roman woman of the 1st century who was related to the Julio-Claudian dynasty. She was the wife of Aulus Plautius, the general who led the Roman conquest of Britain in 43 AD, and was renowned as one of the few people ...

                                               

Abu Qatada

Abu Qatada al-Filistini AH -boo kə- TAH -də ; Arabic: أبو قتادة الفلسطيني ‎, ’Abū Qatāda al-Filistīnī), born Omar Mahmoud Othman in 1959/1960, is a Salafi cleric and Jordanian national. Described in the international press as "an imposing-looking ...

                                               

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope was a plowshares group of women who damaged a BAE Hawk advanced trainer aircraft at the British Aerospace Warton Aerodrome site near Preston, England, in 1996. As they stated in the explanatory video film left in the aircraft after ...

                                               

Tom Spiegel

Thomas Spiegel is an American banker and investor. He was former chief executive of the failed Columbia Savings & Loan. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Linq3, a technology firm specializing in the lottery industry.

                                               

Bill Sutch

William Ball Sutch was a New Zealand economist, historian, writer, public servant, public intellectual. He was suspected of being a Soviet spy and in 1974, he was charged with trying to pass New Zealand Government information to the Soviet Union. ...

                                               

John Terry

John George Terry is an English professional football coach and former player who played as a centre back. He was previously captain of Chelsea, the England national team and Aston Villa; he is the assistant head coach at the latter. A strong, te ...

                                               

Jeremy Thorpe

John Jeremy Thorpe was a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for North Devon from 1959 to 1979, and as leader of the Liberal Party between 1967 and 1976. In May 1979 he was tried at the Old Bailey on charges of conspiracy an ...

                                               

Trident Three

                                               

Mark Williams-Thomas

Mark Alan Williams-Thomas is an English investigative journalist and former police officer. He is best known for exposing Jimmy Savile as a paedophile in The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, a television documentary he presented and as the presenter a ...

                                               

Delfo Zorzi

Delfo Zorzi/Roi Hagen was born in Arzignano, near Vicenza, Italy, on July 3, 1947, the city where his family dealt in furs. In 1968 he moved to Naples to study Asian languages. He graduated with a PhD.Thesis on Bushidō, a Japanese code of conduct ...

                                               

Rex Armistead

Rex Armistead was a private detective, Mississippi Highway Patrol officer, and the leading operative for the since disbanded Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission. Later, he was heavily involved as an investigator for the Arkansas Project, a c ...

                                               

Cynthia Bathurst

Cynthia Bathurst is an animal welfare advocate, winner of a national veterinary award, and founder and director of Safe Humane Chicago, a nonprofit which includes the first of its kind Court Case Dog Program.

                                               

Thomas F. Byrnes

Thomas F. Byrnes was an Irish-born American police officer, who served as head of the New York City Police Department detective department from 1880 until 1895, who popularized the terms "rogues gallery" and "third degree".

                                               

Thomas E. Dewey

Thomas Edmund Dewey was an American lawyer, prosecutor, and politician. He served as the 47th governor of New York from 1943 to 1954. In 1944, he was the Republican Partys nominee for president. He lost the 1944 election to President Franklin D. ...

                                               

Joakim Fohlman

Joakim Fohlman is a Swedish serial entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist best known for his initiative to help those affected by crime in Sweden, including the movements Safer Uppsala County and the Foundation for a Safer Sweden. Fohlmans crus ...

                                               

Francis Grevemberg

Francis Carroll Grevemberg, was the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police from 1952 to 1955, best remembered for his fight against organized crime. Grevemberg was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Francis Bartholomew "Frank" Grevemberg and t ...

                                               

Clay Higgins

Glen Clay Higgins is an American Republican politician, reserve law enforcement officer from the state of Louisiana. He is the U.S. Representative for Louisianas 3rd congressional district. The district is located in the southwestern corner of th ...

                                               

J. Edgar Hoover

John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States and an American law enforcement administrator. He was appointed as the director of the Bureau of Investigation – the FBIs predecessor – in 1924 a ...

                                               

Anthony Imperiale

He was born on July 10, 1931 in Newark, New Jersey. He later served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. In the 1960s he opposed desegregation busing in the United States. During the 1967 Newark riots, he advocated armed white ...

                                               

Frank J. Loesch

Frank Joseph Loesch was a prominent Chicago attorney, reformer and a founder of the Chicago Crime Commission, which attempted to combat widespread corruption and organized crime related violence.

                                               

Sheryl McCollum

Sheryl "Mac" McCollum is an American crime analyst, college professor, founder and director of the non-profit Cold Case Investigative Research Institute based in Atlanta, Georgia, and a crime scene analyst for a CBS affiliate.

                                               

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to bring down Al Capone and enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, and the leader of a famous team of law enforcement agents from Chicago, nicknamed The Untouchables. His co- ...

                                               

Charles Henry Parkhurst

Charles Henry Parkhurst was an American clergyman and social reformer, born in Framingham, Massachusetts. Although scholarly and reserved, he preached two sermons in 1892 in which he attacked the political corruption of New York City government. ...

                                               

John S. Parsons

Parsons was born in 1836 in Gloucester. He received little formal education. Parsons attempted to become a fisherman, but was unable to because of Seasickness. Instead he started a house moving business. His son, Henry H. Parsons joined him and e ...

                                               

Westbrook Pegler

Francis James Westbrook Pegler was an American journalist and writer. He was a popular columnist in the 1930s and 1940s famed for his opposition to the New Deal and labor unions. Pegler aimed his pen at presidents of both parties, including Herbe ...

                                               

Joseph Petrosino

Joseph Petrosino was a New York City police officer who was a pioneer in the fight against organized crime. Crime fighting techniques that Petrosino pioneered are still practiced by law enforcement agencies.

                                               

Rebecca Petty

Rebecca Dean Petty is an advocate for victims of violent crime from Rogers, Arkansas. Her 12-year-old daughter was murdered in 1999. She is also a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for a part of Benton County in the north ...

                                               

Allan Pinkerton

Allan J. Pinkerton was a Scottish-American detective and spy, best known for creating the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.

                                               

Melvin Purvis

Melvin Horace Purvis II was an American law enforcement official and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. Given the nickname "Little Mel" because of his short, 5 ft 4 in frame, Purvis became noted for leading the manhunts that captured bank rob ...

                                               

Buford Pusser

Buford Hayse Pusser was the Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, from 1964 to 1970 and Constable of Adamsville from 1970 to 1972. Pusser is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices along the Missi ...

                                               

James Edwin Richards

James Edwin Richards, also known as Jim Richards, was an American citizen journalist, editor and publisher of Neighborhood News, a weekly e-mail newsletter, that reported on crime in Venice, California. Richards was murdered at his Oakwood neighb ...

                                               

Robert P. Shuler

Robert Pierce Shuler Sr., also known as "Fighting Bob", was an American evangelist and political figure. His radio broadcasts from his Southern Methodist church in Los Angeles, California, during the 1920s and early 1930s attracted a large audien ...

                                               

Curtis Sliwa

Curtis Sliwa is an American anti-crime activist, founder and CEO of the Guardian Angels, radio talk show host, politician and media personality.

                                               

Thomas De Witt Talmage

Thomas De Witt Talmage was a preacher, clergyman and divine in the United States who held pastorates in the Reformed Church in America and Presbyterian Church. He was one of the most prominent religious leaders in the United States during the mid ...

                                               

Ruza Tomasic

Ruza Tomasic is a Croatian politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since July 2013, having been elected to the position three times. After finishing elementary school at the age of 10, Tomasic moved to Canada where she finishe ...

                                               

John Walsh (television host)

John Edward Walsh Jr. is an American television personality, criminal investigator, human rights and victim rights advocate, and the host/creator of Americas Most Wanted. Walsh is known for his anti-crime activism, with which he became involved f ...

                                               

Douglas Wilder

Lawrence Douglas Wilder is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 66th Governor of Virginia, from 1990 to 1994. He was the first African American to serve as governor of a U.S. state since Reconstruction, and the first elected Africa ...

                                               

7700 16th Street NW

7700 16th Street NW, a private house in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is the former home of the Hanafi Madh-Hab Center. In 1973 this house was the scene of the massacre of 7 Hanafi Muslims by members of the Nation of Islam. I ...

                                               

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building

The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was a United States federal government complex located at 200 N.W. 5th Street in Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 am the building was the target of the Oklahoma City ...

                                               

Ambassador Hotel (Los Angeles)

The Ambassador Hotel was a hotel in Los Angeles, California. Designed by architect Myron Hunt, the Ambassador Hotel formally opened to the public on January 1, 1921. With its Mediterranean styling, tile floors, Italian stone fireplaces and semi-t ...

                                               

Bataclan (theatre)

The Bataclan is a theatre located at 50 Boulevard Voltaire in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, France. Designed in 1864 by the architect Charles Duval, its name refers to Ba-ta-clan, an operetta by Jacques Offenbach. Since the early 1970s, it ha ...

                                               

Cecil Hotel (Los Angeles)

Stay on Main is a budget hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, located at 640 S. Main Street, opened in 1927. It has 600 guest rooms. The hotel has a checkered history, but as of 2017 it was being renovated and redeveloped into a mix of hotel rooms and ...

                                               

10050 Cielo Drive

10050 Cielo Drive was the street address of a former luxury home in Benedict Canyon, in the west-central part of the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles, bordering Beverly Hills, where the Charles Manson "family" committed the Tate murders ...

                                               

Clackamas Town Center

Clackamas Town Center is a shopping mall established in 1981 in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, located on unincorporated land in the Clackamas area of Clackamas County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is managed and co-owned by Brookfie ...

                                               

The Dakota

The Dakota, also known as the Dakota Apartments, is a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States. Its cons ...

                                               

Ford's Theatre

Fords Theatre is a theater located in Washington, D.C., which opened in August 1863. It is famous for being the site of the assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. After being shot, the fatally wounded 56-year ...

                                               

Kreischer House

Kreischer House, also known as Kreischer Mansion, is a historic home located at Charleston, Staten Island, New York. Built by German immigrant Balthasar Kreischer about 1885, it is a large, asymmetrically massed ​ 2 1 ⁄ 2 -story, wood-frame house ...

                                               

Lizzie Borden House

From 1874 to 1892, the house was the property of Andrew Borden, Lizzies father, who was a member of Fall River high society. After Lizzies trial and acquittal for murdering her father and stepmother in the home, she bought another house located a ...

                                               

Lorraine Motel

                                               

Josiah B. and Sara Moore House

The Josiah B. and Sara Moore House is a house in Villisca, Iowa, United States. The house was the site of the 1912 brutal murder of eight people, including six children. A documentary has been made about the murder, which remains unsolved. The ho ...

                                               

The Pentagon

The Pentagon is the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense. As a symbol of the U.S. military, the phrase The Pentagon is also often used as a metonym for the Department of Defense and its leadership. Located in Arlington ...

                                               

Pirates' House

The Pirates House is a historic restaurant and tavern established in 1753 located in downtown Savannah, Georgia. A portion of the structure was built in 1734, making it the oldest standing building in the state of Georgia. The modern restaurant w ...

                                               

Rehmeyer's Hollow

Rehmeyers Hollow, also known as Hex Hollow, is located in Central Pennsylvania near the Maryland border. The area was brought to national attention by a murder that occurred there in 1928. The name of the hollow was later changed to Spring Valley ...

                                               

Surratt House Museum

The Surratt House is a historic house and house museum located at 9110 Brandywine Road in Clinton, Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States. The house is named for John and Mary Surratt, who built it in 1852. Mary Surratt was hanged in 1865 ...

                                               

Mary E. Surratt Boarding House

The Mary E. Surratt Boarding House in Washington, D.C. was the site of meetings of conspirators to kidnap and subsequently to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. It was operated as a boarding house by Mary Surratt from September 1864 to A ...

                                               

Texas School Book Depository

The Texas School Book Depository, now known as the Dallas County Administration Building, is a seven-floor building facing Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The building was Lee Harvey Oswalds vantage point in his assassination of United States Pres ...

                                               

Town Center at Aurora

The Town Center at Aurora is an enclosed, two-level regional shopping center located in Aurora, Colorado, and covers a leasable area over 1 million square feet. It lies at the center of the commercial and retail district in the area, adjacent to ...

                                               

Watergate complex

The Watergate complex is a group of six buildings in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C., in the United States. Covering a total of 10 acres adjacent to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the buildings include: Wate ...

                                               

Children of incarcerated parents

                                               

Christopher Sena

Christopher Sena is a convicted sexual offender from Las Vegas, USA. In February of 2019 he was convicted and sentenced to 54 life terms for his crimes.

                                               

Trump administration family separation policy

The Trump administration family separation policy is an aspect of US President Donald Trumps immigration policy. The policy was presented to the public as a "zero tolerance" approach intended to deter illegal immigration and to encourage tougher ...

                                               

Parental responsibility (criminal)

In Canada and the United States, the term parental responsibility refers to the potential or actual liability that may be incurred by parents for the behavior of their children.

                                               

Protests against the Trump administration family separation policy

Protests against the Trump administration family separation policy are a reaction to the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents or guardians who crossed the U.S. border either illegally or to request asylum, jailing ...

                                               

Stop Child Executions Campaign

Stop Child Executions is a non-profit organization co-founded by Nazanin Afshin-Jam that aims to put an end to executions of minors in Iran. The organization campaigns to raise awareness about the issue and to put pressure on the government of th ...

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