Organized crime has always used vice to feed their illegal profit machines, but today these groups use technology and international demand to massively expand their profits.

Crime has been an issue negatively impacting justice for humans since the founding of the first cities. The Code of Hammurabi is considered the oldest law code and in that document are specific penalties for a manner of serious crimes. The fact that such laws existed indicates the crimes already existed.

In this section of pages we seek to explore the data related to crime along with the theories. We feature essays related to crime and links to important sites for anyone doing research about crime. Currently, you will find…

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  1. Crime, History – Crime is recorded in the earliest records of history. Humanity, it seems, is built upon the clash between the forces of good and forces of bad. History does not judge between the two, but presents the facts. Let the reader decide which is which.
  2. Crime in Literature – As long as there has been literature, someone has been writing about crime and criminals in society. Of course, the definitions of both terms change throughout, demonstrating the fluid nature of justice.
  3. Crime Prevention – We shall attempt to present crime prevention techniques for a variety of scenarios and situations. Ideally, any scenario someone worldwide may daily face. (We may need the help of readers here.)
  4. Crime-related Works – Especially since around the mid-1800s a multitude of crime-related works of literature have been published. In these pages we will review current and provide access to older works as we locate them.
  5. Crime Timelines – The publisher of this website loves timelines. So expect timelines as soon as possible.
  6. Crime Victims – We seldom hear about the victims of crime. This is to be expected. Victims generally like to forget the event, which means staying away from media and interviews. Still, some are willing to tell their stories and when possible, we will include these here.
  7. Crime Writers – Just as there have been literary works, there have been influential writers. Their biographies will be included here.
  8. Crime Witnesses – Some witnesses of crime have gained notoriety. In these pages, we will include information related to the event and why this witness played such a key role.
  9. Crime data – Criminal Justice and Law researchers study data to understand trends. The goal is to develop hypotheses regarding some element of the justice system. These hypotheses are then studied further. Generally, there are several aspects of crime data which are collected and studied. These are
  • Gender
  • Income
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex

In addition, the following crime surveys and reports will be made available to readers of We will present the entire report along with reviews and reconfigurations of the data for better examination of certain elements.

  • NCVS – National Crime Victimization Survey
  • NIBRS – National Incident Based Reporting System
  • UCR – Uniform Crime Reports

Types of Crime

The purpose of this section is to help students of criminal justice and law gain an understanding and appreciation for the various criminal offenses their clients may face. We will be including information related to cases. The U.S. Supreme Court, the CJEU, and similar institutions have provided excellent arguments related to criminal law defenses. Generally, the types of crime are:

  • Property
  • Personal
  • Statutory
  • Inchoate

We will be adding crime-specific information as well to include but not limited to the following crimes…

  • Aggravated assault
  • Arson
  • Assault (Simple)
  • Blue Collar
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Computer Crimes
  • Corporate
  • Counterfeiting
  • Crimes against children
  • Crimes against women
  • Crimes against seniors
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving under the influence
  • Drug abuse violations
  • Drunkenness
  • Embezzlement
  • Felony
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Gambling
  • Hate Crime

    Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science an...
    Al Capone. Mugshot information from Science and Society Picture Gallery: Al Capone (1899-1947), American gangster, 17 June 1931. ‘Al Capone sent to prison. This picture shows the Bertillon photographs of Capone made by the US Dept of Justice. His rogue’s gallery number is C 28169’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Homicide
  • Human trafficking
  • Illegal Occupation
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny-theft
  • Misdemeanor
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Mutilation
  • Organized Crime
  • Political Crime
  • Prostitution
  • Public Order Crime
  • Prison-Related Crime
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Sex offense
  • State Crime
  • Theft
  • Vagrancy
  • Vandalism
  • Violent Crime
  • Whistleblowing
  • White-Collar Crime


Without criminals, there would be no crime. For better or worse, the world will always have criminals. Some criminals make themselves famous. It could be that this is their goal. Others become examples to avoid and perhaps that is their goal.

In these pages, we will include biographies and information related to capital punishment in the United States and the world. Information related to the wrongfully convicted will be included for a couple of great reasons: a) so society can learn from their examples and b) to provide acting and future criminal defense attorneys with fodder for making better cases in court.

  1. Biographies of Infamous Criminals
  2. Executions in the U.S.
  3. Executions, History
  4. Executions, International
    Serial Killers
  5. Wrongfully Convicted

Criminal Organizations

Biographies of Key Persons – Organized crime bosses are at times flamboyant, making themselves heroes of the people. At other times, they are very private, family-oriented people. Many have become known, some have become famous, and a few have turned legend. Here we present the Organized Crime bosses who have made an impact on criminal justice and law in America and the world.

Criminal Subcultures – Each criminal enterprise develops its own culture. Whether the group develops into a major player or remains small, there are certain similarities between all. The various criminal subcultures will be explored, especially with a view to uncovering better ways to defend members when necessary.

Drug War-Related – There is no denying the role the drug war has played in growing organized crime. The laws created the framework, the enforcement built on that, and the judiciary has reinforced the ‘us versus them’ dichotomy needed for such groups to form. Some of the groups we will explore here include…

  • Latin Kings
  • Black Mafia (Philadelphia)
  • Mafia
  • Mexican Mafia
  • Nigerian Crime Groups
  • Policy Kings
  • Russian Mafia
  • Street Gangs
  • Triads
  • And more

Extremism/Fanatical Groups/Terrorism – Terrorism has been treated as something novel, new in recent years, yet the concept dates well into the past. In these pages, we will examine current criminal terrorist groups as well as groups which are no longer active. Some of the current groups include…

  • Eco-Terrorists
  • Hamas
  • Domestic Terrorist Groups

In History – Any other history related to organized crime that does not fit into the above categories will be included here.

Theories of Organized Crime (see Criminology)


Criminal Justice Law Seeks article submissions.

Our mission is to help improve the criminal justice and law system. We believe that vigorous debate is the best way to improve the system. We further believe that opposing views stimulate discussion and lead to progress.

For this reason, we welcome all views.

We know that many of our readers are enrolled in Criminal Justice and Law programs, are recent graduates, or are entering a University program soon. If you have essays from college you would like to add to this site, we would love to include them. 

We Are Especially Seeking Pages from Police Agencies

One goal is to complete the Police Agencies Listings pages. There are nearly 20,000 police organizations in the United States. We are trying to develop a single resource for law enforcement students so would really appreciate it if police departments could complete the page for their organization. 

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