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The definition of the word crime, according to the present day dictionary is: An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction or unlawful activity: statistics relating to violent crime.

Having defined the term itself, let us look deeper into the dark and dangerous world, filled with lies, deception, thievery, murder and other sinister deeds...

Since the dawn of time, mankind had the need to establish and maintain a certain level of social order and control. A mechanism was needed that would enable a certain group or a society to function in specific parameters. The result of that need was the establishment of law, an agreed code of conduct, applied to everyone without exceptions. That in turn, had the appearance of individuals or organized groups unwilling to act according to this agreed code of conduct known as the law. The act of defiance against the law was termed CRIME.

At the center of organized crime is a body with its own hierarchy, in a way similar to its legal counterpart. That type of organization is ever conspiring to obtain a certain kind of profit through illegal means such as violence, bribery and brute force accompanied with retribution threats. Its wide specter of activities cover from credit card fraud, gun running, illegal gambling, insurance fraud, kidnapping for ransom, to narcotics trade, pornography, prostitution, racketeering, smuggling and vehicle theft.

Now let us move to some of the prominent organizations, particularly successful in their gruesome enterprise. Probably the most infamous is the Italian mafia known as Cosa Nostra. A veil of mystery covers this organization, hiding the truth about their origin and structure. Based in Sicily, it consists of associated criminal groups with a strict code of conduct, where each individual group is referred to as The Family, and members are commonly called Mafioso

Shoulder to shoulder with Cosa Nostra stands their infamous counterpart, the Japanese Yakuza. They are also known as Bōryokudan, a name given to them by the Japanese police force and the media, meaning “The Violence Group” as opposed to the name which they use to describe themselves "Ninkyō Dantai" meaning the “The Chivalrous Organization”. Their structural integrity lies within the combination of traditional and modern system

We have seen some of the examples of how the crime evolved since its appearance to this date. It was a horrifying road paved with evil intentions, ghastly deeds and tears of those who felt injustice done upon them at the hands of the wicked. This category contains the documentaries portraying that road along with the stories of people from both sides of the law.

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How to get away with murder at Yellowstone’s “Zone of Death”

In 2004, Brian Kalt decided to write an article about how some states allowed for a trial in one of the two neighboring countries depending on how close the criminal act was to the dividing line. This...

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Daniel Good – A Killer Helping Police Improve their Skills

On April 3, 1842, Good escaped from a police officer, and then traveled to different parts of London and Kent. He essentially evaded arrest until the following month

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Belle Gunness – The True Black Widow of the Midwest

Belle was a serial killer who killed between 25 and 40 people from 1884 to 1908 before disappearing without a trace

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Unheard Heroes: Susana Trimarco

For her work in human trafficking, Susana has earned a number of awards. The biggest one came in 2013, when she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

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The Curious Case of Lawrence McKinney – Can the Justice System make Mistake?

Faith is what got him through 31 years, 9 months, 18 days, and 12 hours of prison. He was wrongfully sentenced, and was supposed to serve 100 years in prison. He served almost one third of that

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Top 7 Cruelest Rape Punishments

More than 10 countries around the world punish rape by death

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How the Gulf Cartel, Juárez Cartel and the Sinaloa Cartel control the drug trafficking routes

Despite being in war, the three cartels have often allied to fight the greater good. At the moment, there are two factions in Mexico, one leaded by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Gulf Cartel, with the Kni...

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This Ingenious Idea May Combat Rhino Poaching For Good!

Scientists have come up with this extremely clever idea to tackle rhino poaching.

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Shooting In Charleston Church South Carolina - 9 Dead

There has been a shooting yesterday evening at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing 9

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Two Murderers Escape Prison in New York

Two Murderers Escape Prison in New York and flee into Canada in an elaborate jail break. Their whereabouts is still unknown.

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Jack the Ripper – All the victims and theories

A man that called himself “Jack the Ripper” terrorized the Whitechapel disctir in London from August 7 to September 10 in 1888

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Idi Amin - the road from a Boxing champion to a dictatorship

His rule of Uganda, from 1971 to 1979 was characterized by political repression, abuses of human rights, killings, nepotism, corruption, ethnic persecution and much more. As a result of his regime, an...

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Terrorism

What Motivates a Terrorist

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Boko Haram Massacres

Boko Haram's Campaign of Violence

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Charlie Hebdo

The Event That Shocked The World

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