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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 question haunted me for years, until I answered it myself. The first time I saw a dead body was when I was 12 years old. As well as us bystanders there were police officers and investigators. I asked her: "Who cleans 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

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. Instead of one huge theft from a single well-resourced corporation, you can automate thousands of tiny thefts from ordinary people, many of whom will consider the loss too small and embarrassing to report.

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.

An incomplete guide to murderers

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 Alternatively, follow the links on the links page. 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?

Events - Crime, Kleptocracy, and Politics: Developments in Modern Russia - October - 2015 - Hudson Institute

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). As the author and editor of 13 books, a frequent voice in newspaper opinion pages, and the co-host of the “Power Vertical” podcast at RFE/RL, Dr. Galeotti is a well-known expert in transnational organized crime, security affairs, and modern Russia. Hudson’s Kleptocracy Initiative was founded in 2014 to address the threats posed by corrupt authoritarian regimes to Western democracy and U.S. national security.

Mark Galeotti Speaker Charles Davidson Moderator. The Gang’s All Here. THEY BEGAN ARRIVING AT THE MISSION PARK Funeral Home in San Antonio early on a Friday afternoon.

The Gang’s All Here

They came in packs, riding two, sometimes three abreast, their motorcycles roaring loudly enough to rattle all the funeral home’s windows. People who worked in the nearby stores and businesses rushed outside to get a better look. One man, standing in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant, called a friend on his cell phone and shouted, “There must be a hundred of them!” A woman driving a Ford Taurus swerved to the shoulder of the road and slammed on her brakes as a group of them raced past her, missing her car by inches. They kept coming and coming, their wind-burned faces grim and purposeful. How Technology Is Changing Criminal Linguistic Evidence In Court. The Criminology Mega-Site.