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Operation Unmask

Operation unmask was a 2012 Interpol supported international crackdown on the anonymous hacking group. Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain, and the Dominican Republic participated in this operation which involved the arrest or identification of 34 ...

                                               

Operation White Whale

White Whale is the codename given by Interpol and EUROPOL for the international money laundering operation near Costa del Sol, Kingdom of Spain. What began in September 2003, concluded with a massive crackdown in March 2005 near the coast of Marb ...

                                               

Organized crime in California

Organized crime in California involves the criminal activities of organized crime groups, street gangs, criminal extremists, and terrorists in California.

                                               

Osaka child abandonment case

The Osaka child abandonment case was a case of child abandonment involving two abandoned children in Osaka, Japan. It occurred in late June 2010 when Sanae Shimomura, a 23-year-old Japanese single mother in Osaka, sealed the door of her apartment ...

                                               

Curtis Osborne

Curtis Osborne was an American convicted murderer on death row in Georgia from Spalding County, Georgia. He murdered Arthur Lee Jones and Linda Lisa Seaborne in 1990 to avoid paying a 0 debt. Johnny Mostiler, his court-appointed attorney, alleged ...

                                               

Oxford v Moss

Oxford v Moss 68 Cr App Rep 183 is an English criminal law case, dealing with theft, intangible property and information. The court ruled that information could not be deemed to be intangible property and therefore was incapable of being stolen w ...

                                               

Panther 21

The Panther 21 is a group of twenty-one Black Panther members who were arrested and accused of planned coordinated bombing and long-range rifle attacks on two police stations and an education office in New York City. Among the defendants were Afe ...

                                               

Papello

The Italian term papello indicates "a long and detailed paper note, a letter or a complaint" containing indications. In Italian press since 2000s, the term is referred to the State-Mafia Pact occurred during 1990s. A copy of the papello was consi ...

                                               

Phillup Partin

Phillup Alan "Sonny" Partin is an American convicted murderer currently on Florida death row at Union Correctional Institution. Partin was sentenced to death by a 9-3 vote in favor of the sentence by a jury on December 1, 2008 for the July 31, 20 ...

                                               

J. J. Paulsen

John James "J.J." Paulsen is an American sitcom writer, television producer, and convicted murderer. He has written for several television programs including Cosby, In Living Color and Grace Under Fire. In the spring of 2007 Paulsen was arrested ...

                                               

Peacemaking criminology

Peacemaking criminology is a non-violent movement against oppression, social injustice and violence as found within criminology, criminal justice and society in general. With its emphasis on inter-personal, intra-personal and spiritual integratio ...

                                               

Leszek Pekalski

Leszek Jacek Pekalski, also known as the Vampire of Bytow is a Polish serial killer. He is believed to have killed at least 17 people between 1984 and 1992. At some stage of criminal procedures he admitted to having killed as many as 80 people, b ...

                                               

Los Pelones

Los Pelones is an enforcer gang originally part of the Mexican drug trafficking organization known as the Sinaloa Cartel, headed by the drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Mexicos most-wanted man.

                                               

Pengci

Pengci is the practice of crooks placing ostensibly expensive, fragile items in places where they may easily be knocked over, allowing them to collect damages when the items are damaged. Recently, pengci has been expanded to include a predominant ...

                                               

Murder of Janie Perrin

The murder of Janie Perrin was an event that occurred on 2 November 1990, when Perrin, a 73-year-old grandmother was sexually assaulted and murdered in her home in Bourke, a town in the Far West of the Australian state of New South Wales. The cri ...

                                               

Peru Two

The Peru Two were two women who were both 20 when they were arrested on 6 August 2013 for drug smuggling at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru, after their luggage was found to contain 11 kg of cocaine. They initially claimed they h ...

                                               

Pigeon drop

Pigeon drop is a confidence trick in which a mark or "pigeon" is persuaded to give up a sum of money in order to secure the rights to a larger sum of money, or more valuable object. In the process, a "stranger" who is part of the scam as a confid ...

                                               

Virginia Piper kidnapping

Virginia Piper, the wife of Harry "Bobby" Piper, the chairman and CEO of the Minneapolis, Minnesota investment firm Piper, Jaffray and Hopwood, Inc., was kidnapped on July 27, 1972, while gardening outside her home in Orono, Minnesota. She was he ...

                                               

Angelo Ponte

Angelo F. Ponte was an American mobster. He was reportedly active in the Genovese familys carting rackets for many decades. He was careful to cultivate political connections, and managed to have himself named a Knight of Malta by the Roman Cathol ...

                                               

Murder of Prashanth Poojary

The murder of Prashanth Poojary refers to the killing of Prashanth Poojary in Moodabidri a town in Dakshina Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka. Poojary, a 29 year old flower seller, a member of Bajrang Dal, was stabbed with blades ...

                                               

Postal interception

Postal interception is the act of retrieving another persons mail for the purpose of ensuring that the mail is not delivered to the recipient, or to spy on them. For instance, the CIA and FBI were involved in numerous large-scale operations targe ...

                                               

Pranger

The pranger is a Central European physical punishment device related to the stocks and the pillory. The Middle Low German word means "something that pinches badly". The pranger chained the victims neck to a pair of leg restraints fastened around ...

                                               

Thomas Principe

Thomas Principe, also known as the ".22 Caliber Killer", was an Italian-American Gambino crime family street soldier and close friend of John Gotti from New York City Alleged to have been part of a special hit squad that would order executions wi ...

                                               

Eunice Pringle

Eunice Irene Pringle was an aspiring dancer, notable for accusing Los Angeles movie-house owner Alexander Pantages of rape in 1929, resulting in a sensational trial.

                                               

Prison slang

Prison slang is an argot used primarily by criminals and detainees in correctional institutions. It is a form of anti-language. Many of the terms deal with criminal behavior, incarcerated life, legal cases, street life, and different types of inm ...

                                               

Seth Privacky

Seth Privacky was an American mass murderer who was convicted of five counts of murder at the age of 18 for shooting his parents, brother, brothers girlfriend and his grandfather in Muskegon, Michigan on November 29, 1998. On July 15, 2010, Priva ...

                                               

Probation Journal

The Probation Journal: The Journal of Community and Criminal Justice is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering criminal justice and probation that was established in 1929. It is published by SAGE Publications in association with the National A ...

                                               

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a national initiative by the United States Department of Justice to reduce gun violence in the United States. The project is a partnership designed to develop, implement, and evaluate data-driven violence reduction s ...

                                               

Nunzio Provenzano

Nunzio "Nunzi Pro" Provenzano was a Genovese crime family soldier in his older brother Anthony Provenzanos crew, which controlled Teamsters Union Local 560 in New Jersey. Both Provenzanos served as officers in the union local, including president ...

                                               

Jim Purcell

"Diamond" Jim Purcell was the Chief of Police in Portland, Oregon from January 1, 1953 to December 31, 1956. Purcell was an associate of Portland mob boss Jim Elkins, and he helped protect Portlands pinball racket and other organized crime activi ...

                                               

Ollie Quinn

Ollie J. Quinn was a gang leader in Galveston, Texas in the United States during the early 1900s. He, with Dutch Voight, led the Beach Gang, one of the two gangs which controlled most of the Galveston underworld until the mid-1920s. As the Prohib ...

                                               

R v Blaue

R v Blaue 61 Cr App R 271 is an English criminal law case in which the Court of Appeal decided that the refusal of a Jehovahs Witness to accept a blood transfusion after being stabbed did not constitute a novus actus interveniens for the purposes ...

                                               

R v Clarkson

R v Clarkson 55 Cr. App. Rep. 445 is an English criminal law case, dealing with aiding and abetting and accessorial liability. The court ruled that in order for aiding and abetting to have taken place, there must be evidence of active encourageme ...

                                               

R v Coney

R v Coney 8 QBD 534 is an English case in which the Court for Crown Cases Reserved found that a bare-knuckle fight was an assault occasioning actual bodily harm, despite the consent of the participants. This marked the end of widespread public ba ...

                                               

R v Dear

R v Dear Crim LR 595 is an English criminal law case, dealing with homicide and causation. The court ruled that even if a victim aggravates his wounds sufficiently to cause otherwise avoidable death, the chain of causation is not broken.

                                               

R v Dytham

R v Dytham Q.B. 722 is an English criminal law case dealing with liability for omissions. The court upheld the common law mantra that if there is a duty to act, then failure to do so is an offence. A police officer from St. Helens, witnessed the ...

                                               

R v Holland

R v Holland 2 Mood. & R. 351 is an English criminal law case dealing with novus actus interveniens, and the chain of causation. The victim refused medical treatment for a gangrene-infected wound, that had been inflicted by the defendant, and died ...

                                               

R v Nedrick

R v Nedrick 8 Cr. App. R. 179 is an English criminal law case dealing with mens rea. The defendant poured paraffin oil through the letterbox of a house, against whose owner he had a grudge. The house was set alight resulting in a child being kill ...

                                               

R v Pittwood

R v Pittwood, TLR 37, is a case in English criminal law relating to omissions. A railroad gatekeeper failed in his duty to properly open and close a level crossing gate, leading to the death of a driver after his train crashed into a horse and ca ...

                                               

R v Quick

R v Quick QB 910 is an English criminal case, dealing with sane-automatism. The court ruled that sane-automatism may not be used as a defence if the defendants loss of self-control is attributable to any substance they consume or not. This case d ...

                                               

R v Reed

R v Reed Crim. L.R. 819 is an English criminal law case, dealing with suicide and criminal conspiracy. The court ruled that the event that the defendant conspired about did not have to take place for an offence to have been committed.

                                               

R v Smith (Thomas Joseph)

R. v. Smith A.C. is an English criminal law case, dealing with causation and homicide. The court ruled that negligence of medical staff does not break the chain of causation in murder cases. The victim was stabbed, but the attending doctor did no ...

                                               

R v Woollin

Having given various explanations for his three-month-old sons injuries in the ambulance and in the first two police interviews, Woollin eventually admitted that he had lost his cool when his son had choked on his food. He had picked him up, shak ...

                                               

Disappearance of Raisa Raisanen

Raisa Maria Raisanen was a 16-year-old girl who disappeared in downtown Tampere, Finland on October 16, 1999. The case is unsolved as of 2019. Raisanen was declared dead in absentia in 2007.

                                               

Ratchet knife

Ratchet knife in Jamaica is a general type of folding knife, generally German-made, considered easy to open quickly and associated with "rude boy" masculinity, the Okapi being a favourite brand.

                                               

Raumanmeri school shooting

The Raumanmeri school shooting was a school shooting that occurred on 25 January 1989 at the Raumanmeri secondary school in Rauma, Finland. It was the first-ever school shooting in the history of Finland. A then-14-year-old student at the Raumanm ...

                                               

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RDP shop

An RDP shop is a website where access to hacked computers is sold to cybercriminals. The computers may be acquired via scanning the web for open Remote Desktop Protocol connections and brute-forcing passwords. High-value ransomware targets are so ...

                                               

TheRealDeal

TheRealDeal was a darknet website and a part of the cyber-arms industry reported to be selling code and zero-day software exploits. The creators claimed in an interview with DeepDotWeb that the site was founded in direct response to the number of ...

                                               

Reckless homicide

Reckless homicide is a crime in which the perpetrator was aware that their act creates significant risk of death or grievous bodily harm in the victim, but ignores the risk and continues to act, and a human death results. It is contrasted with ne ...

                                               

Death of Silje Redergård

Silje Marie Redergård was a Norwegian girl who was killed by two boys in the village of Rosten near Trondheim on 15 October 1994. The boys, aged five and six, beat, kicked, stoned and stripped Redergård naked, leaving her in the snow to die of hy ...

                                               

Refund theft

Refund theft, also known as refund fraud, refund scam or whitehouse scam, is a crime which involves returning goods ineligible for refund to a retailer in exchange for money or other goods. The goods returned may have been acquired illegally, or ...

                                               

Rescator

Rescator is the name of a Ukrainian hacker specialising in the sale of credit card details. According to Russian cyber-security consultancy Group-IB, "Rescator" runs his own marketplace at rescator.cc and uploaded over 5 million card details onto ...

                                               

La Resistencia (gang)

La Resistencia, also known as Carteles Unidos is a Mexican criminal enforcer squad composed of well trained gunmen from the Sinaloa Cartel, Gulf Cartel and Knights Templar Cartel dedicated to killing or expelling the Los Zetas Cartel operatives f ...

                                               

Mario Riccobene

Mario "Sonny" Riccobene was a member of the Philadelphia crime family. He later became a federal witness after his son committed suicide with the fear of being killed from Nicodemo Scarfo and his fellow gangsters. He later returned to his old lif ...

                                               

Riding a rail

Riding the rail was a punishment most prevalent in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries in which an offender was made to straddle a fence rail held on the shoulders of two or more bearers. The subject was then paraded around town or t ...

                                               

Ringvereine

The Ringvereine were criminal gangs operating in late 19th and early 20th century Germany, notably the Weimar period. Ostensibly convicts associations formed in the 1890s to aid their reintegration to society, the Ringvereine became convenient fr ...

                                               

Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips

The Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips is a street gang based in Los Angeles, California, originally formed in Los Angeles in 1976 from the Westside Crips and have since spread to other cities in the United States. Membership is estimated to be betwee ...

                                               

Rose Valley financial scandal

The Rose Valley financial scandal or simply Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam was a major financial scam and alleged political scandal in India caused by the collapse of a Ponzi scheme run by Rose Valley Group.

                                               

Bernard Rosenkrantz

Bernard "Lulu" Rosenkrantz was a New York mobster and Dutch Schultzs chauffeur and bodyguard. He was shot at the Palace Chophouse in Newark, New Jersey, on October 23, 1935, moments after Schultz was shot. He died two days later in the Newark Cit ...

                                               

Death of Allen Ross

Chicago filmmaker Allen Ross married Linda Greene and followed her cult, the Guthrie, Oklahoma-based Samaritan Foundation. The couple moved from place to place following her instructions. Following Allens murder on November 22, 1995, the group di ...

                                               

Robin Lee Row

Robin Lee Row is a death row inmate in Idaho, having been convicted of the murders of her husband and two children. The murders took place on February 10, 1992, when a fire broke out on the first floor of the apartment in which Rows husband, from ...

                                               

Anthony Russo (mobster)

Anthony Russo, a.k.a. Little Pussy, was an Italian-American Genovese crime family figure who was a reputed Boss of Monmouth County, New Jersey. He is also the supposed inspiration behind the fictional character Gennaro "Little Pussy" Malanga from ...

                                               

Sainbari incident

The Sainbari incident occurred in 1970 in the house of Sain family in Bardhaman in West Bengal in India, where it is alleged that several people were killed by members of the CPI.

                                               

Enrique Salinas

Enrique Eduardo Guillermo Salinas de Gortari was the third of four brothers of former president of Mexico Carlos Salinas. On December 6, 2004 his corpse was found, with a plastic bag placed over his head, inside a Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle w ...

                                               

Salting (confidence trick)

In mineral exploration, salting is the process of adding gold or silver to an ore sample to change the value of the ore with intent to deceive potential buyers of the mine. In the US state of Arizona it is a class 6 felony. A famous example of sa ...

                                               

Saverio Santora

Saverio Santora, also known as "Sammy Black", was a New York mobster with the Genovese crime family who briefly served as family underboss. In the late 1970s, Santora took over as caporegime of Antonio "Buckaloo" Ferros powerful 116th Street crew ...

                                               

Abe Sarkis

Abraham "Abe" Sarkis was a Boston mobster who, along with his partner Ilario "Larry Baione" Zannino were the most powerful and feared bookmakers in New England and New York. Their reign lasted over fifty years beginning in 1934. During their tenu ...

                                               

Scarface gang

The Scarface gang was a criminal gang possibly from Belgium, consisting of two to six men and sometimes a woman, which was responsible for a series of violent armed robberies in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and France. The gang was named "th ...

                                               

Hans Schleif

Hans Philipp Oswald Schleif was a German architect, architectural and classical archaeologist and member of the SS, last occupying the rank of Standartenfuhrer. He was a member of the Nazi Party since 1937, with membership number 5.380.876.

                                               

Augustus Sclafani

Augustus Sclafani, d. 1986, also known as "Big Gus", was a New York mobster who was a mob associate with the Gambino crime family. Sclafani is not to be confused with the younger Augustus "Gus Boy" Sclafani, another Gambino family member. During ...

                                               

2015 Sejong and Hwaseong shootings

The 2015 Sejong and Hwaseong shootings were two separate shooting incidents that occurred in South Korea on 25 and 27 February 2015 in the cities of Sejong and Hwaseong, respectively. After each shooting, the gunmen committed suicide. Both incide ...

                                               

Sharmin murder case

The Sharmin murder case is one of the most notorious criminal cases in the history of Bangladesh. Munir Hussain, a wealthy industrialist, killed his wife Sharmin Rima on 9 April 1989 after only four months of marriage as the culmination of a long ...

                                               

Joseph Shaw (editor)

Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw was the editor of Black Mask magazine from 1926 to 1936. Prior to becoming Black Mask editor, Shaw had worked as a newspaper reporter and as a soldier in World War I, attaining the rank of captain. Shaw was also a professiona ...

                                               

Lydia Sherman

Lydia Sherman, nee Danbury, also known as The Derby Poisoner, was an American serial killer. She poisoned eight children in her care and her three husbands and was convicted of second-degree murder in 1872. Five years into her sentence, she escap ...

                                               

Robert Alan Shields Jr.

Robert Alan Shields Jr. was a convicted murderer who was executed in the state of Texas for the murder of Paula Stiner on September 21, 1994. Shields broke into the house of Paula and Tracy Steiner and ransacked it. When Paula Stiner returned hom ...

                                               

Leonard Shockley

Leonard Melvin Shockley was a juvenile executed in the United States on April 10, 1959, for a murder committed when he was under the age of 18. Shockley, a black male, was executed in Maryland in a gas chamber for the murder of shopkeeper Sarah H ...

                                               

Shotgun Man

Shotgun Man was an assassin and spree killer in Chicago, Illinois in the 1910s, to whom murders by Black Hand extortionists were attributed. Most notably, Shotgun Man killed 15 Italian immigrants from January 1, 1910 to March 26, 1911 at "Death C ...

                                               

Signature forgery

Several different methods can be used to forge signatures. One method is the "freehand method", whereby the forger, after careful practice, replicates the signature by freehand. Although a difficult method to perfect, this often produces the most ...

                                               

Silco incident

The Silco incident involves the kidnapping of the Belgian-French family Houtekins-Kets by the Libyan government from their yacht Silco in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea on August 1, 1985.

                                               

Moises Teixeira da Silva

Moises Teixeira da Silva is a convicted robber who escaped São Paulo, Brazils Carandiru prison with about 100 others through a tunnel in 2001. He was serving a 25-year sentence at the time. Since his escape, da Silva is suspected of masterminding ...

                                               

Frankie Stewart Silver

Frances Stewart Silver was hanged in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, for the axe murder of her husband Charles Silver. Frankie Silver, as Frances was known, is believed to have been the first white woman put to death in Burke County. Fra ...

                                               

Colton Simpson

Colton Simpson was a Crip who is serving a 126-year prison sentence under Californias three-strikes law. He is the author of Inside the Crips: Life Inside L.A.s Most Notorious Gang, a book detailing his life in the gang. Back in 1998 he was charg ...

                                               

2008 SiPort murders

On November 14, 2008, three people were fatally shot at the office of SiPort, a start-up company in Santa Clara, California in Silicon Valley. Jing Hua Wu was arrested and convicted.

                                               

Skimming (casinos)

Skimming refers to the illegal transfer of funds from casinos to outside personnel without official documentation. Skimmed money is usually transferred in cash to evade taxes and to fund organized crime anonymously. The quantities of money skimme ...

                                               

Slow genocide

A "slow genocide" is a term which is used to describe a genocide that is being committed on a slower scale in a longer time frame. While a genocide may provoke outrage from the media, a slow genocide may not be noticeable enough to be covered as ...

                                               

John Eldon Smith

John Eldon Smith was convicted of the murders of Ronald and Juanita Akins. He was executed by the State of Georgia by electric chair at the age of 53. He became the first person to be executed in Georgia since 1976 when the death penalty was rein ...

                                               

Kermit Smith Jr.

Kermit Smith Jr. was executed by the state of North Carolina for the kidnap, rape, and murder of a 20-year-old college cheerleader. He is one of only a few white criminals since 1976 to have been executed for murdering a black victim.

                                               

Randall Lee Smith

Randall Lee Smith was a convicted murderer from Pearisburg, Virginia. He pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of Robert Mountford Jr. and Laura Susan Ramsay, who were killed while hiking the Appalachian Trail, in May ...

                                               

SMS phishing

In computing, SMS phishing or smishing is a form of criminal activity using social engineering techniques. Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire personal information such as passwords and details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in ...

                                               

Obidkhon Sobitkhony

Obidkhon Sobitkhony, is an Uzbek imam regime critic previously wanted for arrest by Uzbekistan and Interpol. Since 2006 he has lived in Sweden and was the victim of an assassination attempt on 23 February 2012. Nazarov was granted asylum in Swede ...

                                               

Sodertaljenatverket

                                               

Sonbhadra massacre

On 17 July 2019 ten tribals were gunned down in Ghorawal, Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh over a land dispute. The following day, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Commission of Uttar Pradesh asked the state government to invoke Gangster Act aga ...

                                               

Robert Sorrells

Robert D. Sorrells was an American television actor. He died in prison while serving an indeterminate life sentence for murder.

                                               

South County car bomber

The South County car bomber was a person who terrorized south St. Louis County, Missouri with a series of fatal car bombings in 1977. Two people – Shirley Marie Flynn and Robert Curtis Jackson – were killed in bombings on October 18, 1977 and Nov ...

                                               

State Line Mob

The State Line Mob was an association of criminal elements that operated in the 1950s and 1960s at the Mississippi–Tennessee state line in Alcorn County, Mississippi, and McNairy County, Tennessee, along U.S. Route 45. The State Line Mob was invo ...

                                               

Steaming (crime)

In UK slang, steaming is a robbery performed on train or bus passengers by a gang or large group and often involving some level of violence. It is often used interchangeably with mugging, referring to a specific subcategory of that crime. Several ...

                                               

Sticker scam

The sticker scam is a supposed practice where a burglar or accomplice places a sticker on a property to mark it as vulnerable, or unoccupied during the day, having checked the buildings security while pretending to deliver marketing material. The ...

                                               

Stoll kidnapping

The Stoll kidnapping was a 1934 crime in Louisville, Kentucky that made the front page of national newspapers and magazines as an FBI investigation under the Federal Kidnapping Act. In 2016 Louisville Magazine writer Brian Hunt called the Stoll k ...

                                               

Street fighting

Street fighting is hand-to-hand combat in public places, between individuals or groups of people. Unlike sport fighting, a street fight might involve weapons, multiple opponents, and no rules. The venue is usually a public place e.g. a street and ...

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