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Criminal Minds Reader's and Writer's Resource

Sometimes crimes are solved using only the bare bones of evidence.

Welcome to Criminal Minds

Reader's & Writer's Resource

"I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return."
~ W.H. Auden

Criminal Minds was established as a resource and outlet for all those interested in true crime, mystery, and suspense stories -- in fiction or in the news. Forensics, police procedures, criminal profiling, abnormal psychology, the judicial and penal systems, the death penalty, youth violence, serial killers, gangs, cults, militia groups, crime technology are only a few of the topics covered in this group. Essentially anything historical, current, or interesting related to crime is open for discussion. More topics are listed at the bottom of this page.

Articles, newsletters, history, writing and research links can be found here and at our Yahoo! forum as well as at our mirror site at Smart Groups. Sign-up boxes are below for both groups.

The emphasis of this group is on reading, writing, and the research that accompanies those obsessions. If you can write an article or book about it, it belongs in Criminal Minds. Tips, news, and reviews for writers -- share your publication or web page news! As a resource for writing, use the search feature to browse our archives. Your membership entitles you to list your crime-related web page in the links directory. 2nd Sight Magazine.

Feedback and support are welcome. Post to the group or email the Moderator off-list.

Browse the Criminal Minds News Pages at 2nd Sight Magazine

Criminal Minds Group Newsletter Archive Index at Yahoo!

Topics Index in Alphabetical Order

Animal Crime
Celebrity Crime
Civil Unrest
Disasters in Time
Disorder in the Court
Drug Abuse and Drug Crime
Forensics and Crime Scene Technology
Gallow's Humor: A Hangman's Joke
The Get Away With Murder Club
The Juvenile Justice System
Kidnapping and Unlawful Imprisonment
Kids and Crime
Legalize It?
Organized Crime
Prisons and Death Penalty
Psychology of Crime
Sex Crime
Unsolved Cases
Violent Crime

2nd Sight Research Groups Site Index

2nd Sight Research Home Page
2nd Sight Research News Links Index Page

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"...give the experts a little time...Given another new quantifiable disorder or two, everybody in the country will be officially nuts." ~ Jim Windolf, editor for the New York Observer

Caveat: Murder, mayhem, and molesting aren't pretty. This is not a forum for the faint hearted or squeamish. The posts are not previewed, and the moderator does not censor posts. (Well, almost never.) Please do not use this group for personal attacks against other members, however. It's not nice.

Is Your Interest in Crime Healthy?

Are true crime and crime fiction novels your favorite bedtime stories? Are your viewing habits contributing to the growth of crime and forensics dramas and educational programming that is taking over the television airwaves? Have you taped all the Autopsy specials on cable? Are you a frequent visitor to Are your friends and family worried about your preoccupation with serial killers? Please read Is Your Interest in Crime Healthy? for some of the Editor's thoughts on this subject.

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2nd Sight Publication Index

2nd Sight Magazine
Body & SoulSound Mind, Body, Spirit
* S * H * I * N * Y * In the Gallery
Cat Tales

Some Resource Links for Criminal Minds

The 3rd
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Court TV
Crime and Law Glossary
Crime Library
Crime Spider Web Crawler
Crime Week Daily at
Criminal Justice Today Glossary
Drug Slang Dictionary
Dumb Criminal Acts
Fugitive Watch
The 'Lectric Law Library
MSNBC Crime & Punishment
New York Law Journal
NIC Law Enforcement Supply
The Police Shield
Tennessee Criminal Law Mental Health Links
Serial Killer Case of the Day
The Smoking Gun
The Western Criminology Review

Topics Discussed in Criminal Minds

  • Inside the Criminal Mind
  • Crime, Mystery, & Suspense Fiction
  • Current Events and History
  • Journalism and Media Ethics
  • Issues in Law Enforcement
  • The Judicial System
  • Forensic Science
  • Serial Killers
  • Hate Crimes
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Civil Rights
  • Writers' Resources
  • Book, Movie, and TV Reviews
  • Disorder in the Court
  • Gallows Humor
  • Civil Unrest and Riots
  • The Death Penalty
  • Alternative Sentencing
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Bombings and Domestic Terrorism
  • Gangs
  • Human Rights
  • Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Crime