Famous Criminals - List of Famous Criminals
Criminals are the individuals who have committed a crime. Crimes refer to any unlawful activity that is punishable by a state. The term “criminal” is not a strictly defined one as different states have different laws regarding crimes and unlawful activities. A crime generally can be said to be an activity that causes harm to an individual, the community or the state. Criminals may commit crimes as a means of earning their livelihood, out of jealousy, greed or malice, for recreational purposes, out of boredom, or for a plethora of other reasons. Crimes may be classified as personal crimes, property crimes, inchoate crimes and statutory crimes. Offences that cause harm to a person such as assault, murder, sexual offences, etc. come under personal crimes while robbery, burglary, arson and forgery are categorized as property crimes. Often high profile criminals are given wide coverage in mass media which accords to them a sort of celebrity status. So fascinated are people with the tales of murderers that Jack the Ripper till date remains a hot topic of discussion. Serial killer Ted Bundy is so notorious that many books and films were based on his life. Jim Jones of the infamous People’s Temple incident continues to intrigue psychologists till date. Read on to learn lurid details about the notorious criminals from all over the world.
The Most Famous Criminals
|Edmund Kemper||December 18, 1948||American||Edmund Kemper is a convicted serial killer from America who murdered ten people|
|Irma Grese||October 7, 1923||German||Irma Grese was a notorious German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War|
|Ayman al-Zawahiri||June 19, 1951||Egyptian||Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri is the current leader of terrorist group al-Qaeda|
|Carlos Lehder||September 7, 1949||Colombian||Carlos Lehder is a former Colombian drug lord who is currently imprisoned in United States|
|Mirtha Jung||Cuban, American||Mirtha Jung is the ex-wife of former drug smuggler George Jung|
|Karla Homolka||May 4, 1970||Canadian||Karla Homolka is one of Canada’s most infamous female serial killers|
|Benjamin Ruggiero||April 19, 1926||American||Benjamin Ruggiero was a mobster or ‘soldato’ hailing from the Bonnano crime family|
|Gary Ridgway||February 18, 1949||American||Gary Leon Ridgway is a dreaded American serial killer|
|Julianna Farrait||Puerto Rican||Julianna Farrait, also known as Julie Farrait, is the wife of notorious drug dealer Frank Lucas|
|Danny Greene||November 14, 1933||American||Danny Greene was an infamous Irish American gangster who rose to dominate the criminal underbelly of the city of Cleveland during the 1970s|
Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri is the current leader of terrorist group al-Qaeda
Irma Grese was a notorious German Nazi concentration camp guard during the Second World War
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is an Islamist militant, who was named as 'the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks'
Frank Costello was an Italian-American gangster and crime boss
Meyer Lansky was one of America’s most powerful gangsters of the 19th century
Benjamin Siegel, or Bugsy, was an infamous American gangster
Andrei Chikatilo was a soviet serial killer, who killed a total of 56 people in Soviet Russia during the 70s and 80s
Harold Shipman was an English medical doctor and a serial killer
Phoolan Devi, also known as "Bandit queen", was an Indian bandit, who later became a Member of Parliament.
Ernst Kaltenbrunner was an Austrian Nazi Party leader during World War II