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Bad Words of Criminal Behavior: The Bombastic Problem

We’ve all seen it, heard it, read it from sources touting their expertise, outrage, or their simple indignation regarding some criminal offenses and selected criminal offenders. The most commonly used bombastic words used to describe the crimes of some offenders and the offenders themselves has been “evil”, “malevolence”, “inhuman”, and “monster”, “fiend” and the variations […]

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How Do We Profile? Let me count the ways

This is the first in a series of 5 blog articles on the myriad of ways in which profiling has been or is being used in criminal justice to provide information about persons of interest, suspects, and unknown assailants. The first article will provide an overview of the history of activities/research efforts and results that […]

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All Things Murder and Mayhem

Guest Author: Janet McClellan Serial murder, sexual homicide, sexualized homicide/murder, serial killing and serial murderers did not vanish after 9-11 but they were taken off the front pages of the media. The murders occur, serial murder still occur, however, they go unsolved like the majority of homicides in the U.S. They are getting away with […]

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What if every missing person was put into NAMUS?

The missing numbers would show an epidemic WREG has stated they have uncovered issues with NAMUS, the National Unidentified and Missing Person System because the numbers of missing do not match NCIC, (National Crime Information Center) an intranet database only used by law enforcement. Tennessee became one of four states where law enforcement officers are […]

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FOR SALE

Because of changing circumstances, I do not have the time to keep up with Missing Persons of America.  I would like to find it a new person that would like to take over Missing Persons of America website and the custody of its Facebook page, Google and Twitter. Negotiations open and all offers considered. All […]

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Kitty Collins

Top Five Missing Person Hoaxes on social media

Missing Person Hoaxes on Social Media There are lots of different hoaxes on the web and none are more prevalent than missing person hoaxes on social media.  Well-minded people see a missing person and share it without realizing they are sharing a hoax and it continues around social media for months if not years. With […]

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What really happens when you file a missing person report?

What really happens when you file a missing person report? I ran across a post that a social media friend of mine put on Facebook. It a nutshell it stated that if she ever went missing, she wanted a missing person report taken as she would never go missing on purpose. You might be surprised […]

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Audit shows error with Cleveland’s missing persons records

An audit of Cleveland, Ohio’s missing persons records showed an error rate of 43 percent.  In 2016, the error rate was 51 percent and in 2015 it was 50 percent. Although the rate now is below 50 percent this year, it still seems way to high for a statistic that is so important to keep […]

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Was the Long Island Serial Killer arrested in 2014?

Long Island was in the news a lot back in 2011, after a police officer, while training his dog found a body.  Over the next few weeks another body was found until there were a total of 10 women found murdered in Gilgo Beach.  The police determined that it is likely they were all killed […]

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3-year-old Jennifer Klein goes missing in 1974; has she been found?

Missing Person Utah Jennifer Klein Michele Hooper UPDATE 7/20/17 – According to the woman who started it all, officials have confirmed that  Michele Hooper is NOT Jennifer Klein. Jennifer Klein was last seen in 1974 at a camping site in Moab, Utah.  The story on NAMUS.gov says when the “adults” were distracted by a dog […]

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