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London Medieval Murder Map. 'Yakuza Tattoo': Inside the secretive world of the yakuza's tattoos. Serial Killer Database Used to Study Variables in Psychological Development. Each day when Sasha Reid sits at her desk in her shared 10th floor office in the Social Sciences building at the University of Calgary, she looks upon the chilling mugshots of some of the most notorious serial killers of our times.

Serial Killer Database Used to Study Variables in Psychological Development

Salvator Mundi – Narativ. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have ‘lost’ the world’s most expensive painting.

Salvator Mundi – Narativ

The Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, Salvator Mundi, may hold the key to the Trump-Russia investigation. And, the artwork itself could be evidence of collusion. Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘last’ masterpiece was to be unveiled on September 18 at the spellbinding new Louvre in Abu Dhabi, but the exhibit was put on a temporary hold amid rumours the painting was lost. The real-life James Bond gadgets invented by MI9 spies in WWII revealed. From pens with daggers to compasses inside buttons, this is the fascinating escape equipment used by Allied forces in the Second World War that appears to have come straight out of a spy film.

The real-life James Bond gadgets invented by MI9 spies in WWII revealed

MI9, Britain’s centre for military intelligence between 1939 and 1945, invented hundreds of covert devices to help prisoners of war escape and aid the return of soldiers stranded in enemy territory. Researchers at the War Office department even engineered maps inside Monopoly games, and their work has been revealed in a book by military veteran and historian Phil Froom entitled Evasion and Escape Devices. Clever plan: John Waddington, Britain’s Monopoly distributor, was contracted by MI9 to manufacture and smuggle escape maps early in the war. Because Monopoly was a well-known game the authorities thought it would make a good platform to smuggle escape and evasion contraband into prisoner of war camps. Atlasobscura. Meduza. Pedro Rodrigues Filho, Brazil's Serial Killer Of Murderers And Rapists. YouTubePedro Rodrigues Filho also known as “Pedrinho Matador.”

Pedro Rodrigues Filho, Brazil's Serial Killer Of Murderers And Rapists

Pedro Rodrigues Filho is one serious serial killer. He’s responsible for at least 70 murders, 10 of which he committed before he reached the age of 18. Research suggests the Sicilian mafia arose to power from lemon sales in the 1800s. Researchers from Queen's University Belfast, in collaboration the University of Manchester and the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), have uncovered new evidence to suggest that the Sicilian mafia arose to notoriety in the 1800s in response to the public demand for citrus fruits.

Research suggests the Sicilian mafia arose to power from lemon sales in the 1800s

Arguably one of the most infamous institutions in the Western world, the Sicilian mafia, first appeared in Sicily in the 1870s and soon infiltrated the economic and political spheres of Italy and the United States. How I Socially Engineer Myself Into High Security Facilities. Serial Killer Information Center. The Serial-Killer Detector. Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist.

The Serial-Killer Detector

For the past seven years, he has been collecting municipal records of murders, and he now has the largest catalogue of killings in the country—751,785 murders carried out since 1976, which is roughly twenty-seven thousand more than appear in F.B.I. files. States are supposed to report murders to the Department of Justice, but some report inaccurately, or fail to report altogether, and Hargrove has sued some of these states to obtain their records. Using computer code he wrote, he searches his archive for statistical anomalies among the more ordinary murders resulting from lovers’ triangles, gang fights, robberies, or brawls.

Each year, about five thousand people kill someone and don’t get caught, and a percentage of these men and women have undoubtedly killed more than once. Hargrove intends to find them with his code, which he sometimes calls a serial-killer detector. The man who cleans up blood after murders. Image copyright Bénédicte Desrus / Alamy Mexico has one of the highest murder rates in the world, but who cleans up the blood at the crime scene when the police and investigators have left?

The man who cleans up blood after murders

Donovan Tavera is Mexico's first forensic cleaner. As he explains here, his fascination with blood began as a young boy. What happens to the blood after a murder? The 10 Worst Execution Methods Ever Devised. 17th-Century Female Spies Smuggled Information Through Eggs and Artichokes. Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, sent letters filled with cryptography, ciphers, codes and invisible ink while she was in exile in The Hague.

17th-Century Female Spies Smuggled Information Through Eggs and Artichokes

(Photo: Public Domain/Wikipedia Commons) Jesus as a Security Risk: Intelligence and Repression in the Roman Empire. Intelligence personnel tend to have a view of events that differs from historians, even other people in government, and certainly from the general public.

Jesus as a Security Risk: Intelligence and Repression in the Roman Empire

They are often accused of being realpolitikers or just plain cynical. Although crude jokes are made about the lack of morality in the intel game (the world’s second oldest profession — with far fewer morals than the first, etc.), the fact is that these are men and women serving their country. Their goal is to keep their own country safe, or in a colonial situation, to keep control of their country’s possessions. Insurgencies are their worst nightmare. They have to provide intelligence to decision-makers in a timely manner in what may turn out to be life and death situations. After Hatton Garden, is it still possible to get away with a heist? This, ultimately, is what it comes down to: risk and reward.

After Hatton Garden, is it still possible to get away with a heist?

Today, surveillance and alarm technology has become cheap and plentiful. CCTV is everywhere. Bank vaults bristle with tracking devices, while our phones record us 24/7. The police can find you in Latvia using a pubic hair. And even if you get away, laundering money is harder than it has ever been. While none of the experts I spoke to thought it was impossible to get away with a heist, all believed it had become more difficult. The head of the City of London Police, Adrian Leppard, implied as much last year when he told the Telegraph that even organised crime syndicates were moving away from traditional crimes such as drug dealing towards more “low-risk, high yield” activity such as cybercrime.

An incomplete guide to murderers. This website contains information about a number of murderers - click on the country they murdered in to get a full list for that country. Not every murderer is included, and this site continues to grow constantly. Britain United States of America Europe South America Russia If you want to know about a murderer that isn't here, email me at Forensic Medicine Archives Project : Glasgow University Archive Services. Events - Crime, Kleptocracy, and Politics: Developments in Modern Russia - October - 2015 - Hudson Institute. How do the levers of corruption operate in Russia, who is in charge, and what are the geopolitical implications for the United States and its allies?

To address the role of corruption and organized crime in Russian domestic politics and its influence on U.S. -Russia relations, Hudson Institute hosted Dr. Mark Galeotti, Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University and founder of NYU’s new Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats (ISET). The Gang’s All Here. THEY BEGAN ARRIVING AT THE MISSION PARK Funeral Home in San Antonio early on a Friday afternoon. How Technology Is Changing Criminal Linguistic Evidence In Court. The Criminology Mega-Site.