Lizzie Borden On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden had gone into Fall River to do his usual rounds at the bank and post office. He returned home at about 10:45 a.m.; Lizzie Borden claimed that she found his body about 30 minutes later. During the murder trial, the Bordens' twenty-six-year-old maid, Bridget Sullivan, testified that she was lying down in her room on the third floor of the house shortly after 11:00 a.m. when she heard Lizzie call to her, saying someone had…
Dennis Lynn Rader is an American serial killer and one time mass murderer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County, between 1974 and 1991. He was known as the BTK killer. "BTK" stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill", which was his infamous signature.
Robert Roy Hazelwood is a former FBI profiler of sex crimes and is generally regarded as the pioneer of profiling sexual predators. He worked for much of his career for the FBI, retiring in the mid-1990s.
Author/journalist Carlton Stowers' books include bestsellers TO THE LAST BREATH and CARELESS WHISPERS, both winners of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allen Poe Award as the Best Fact Crime Book of the Year, INNOCENCE LOST, which was nominated for a Pulitzer, and his autobiographical SINS OF THE SON.
Charles Manson is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders carried out by members of the group at his instruction. He was convicted of the murders through the joint-responsibility rule, which makes each member of a conspiracy guilty.
Robert K. Ressler is a former FBI agent and author. He played a significant role in the psychological profiling of violent offenders in the 1970s and is often credited with coining the English term "serial killer".
Gary Ridgway. America's most prolific serial killer. He claimed he murdered prostitutes because he thought he could get away with the crimes -- and for nearly two decades, Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, did. Ridgway murdered at least 49 people in and around Washington state's King County.
Alphonse Bertillon (April 24, 1853 – February 13, 1914) was a French police officer and biometrics researcher who created anthropometry, an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was the first scientific system used by police to identify criminals. Before that time, criminals could only be identified based on unreliable eyewitness accounts.