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WikiProject Crime and Criminal Biography
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This WikiProject is about criminals and crime-related topics.
Shortcut WP:CRIMEPROJ, WP:CRIMINALPROJ
Categories WikiProject Crime and Criminal Biography, Crime
Portal Portal icon Criminal justice portal
Wikimedia Commons Commons:Category:Criminals Criminals
Project banner template {{WP Crime}}
{{WP Criminal}}
{{Serial killer}}
Userbox {{User CB}}
Assessment WikiProject Crime and Criminal Biography/Assessment

Welcome to WikiProject Crime and Criminal Biography. This is a nascent project, that needs the help of all of you here, who are interested in the history of crime and criminals, ranging from conspiratorial corporate crime to scary serial killers. Please help!

Goals[edit]

To improve the quality of articles related to subjects about crime.

Scope[edit]

Crime[edit]

This portion of the WikiProject focuses on criminology and a wide range of crime-related topics, verifying notability of articles, expanding stub-class crime related articles and writing specific contributions to requested crime articles.

Criminal biographies[edit]

In Wikipedia, the biography page of a criminal often uses the same style and form of other regular biographies. However, due to the sensitiveness and uniqueness of their biography, something different needs to be done.

Current development[edit]

Usage of infoboxes[edit]

  1. Use the exact infobox text below and add the information of the criminal, but do not insert any rows, that do not appear below or change the text of any row, such as using "convicted of" instead of "charge". If you do, the information will not be displayed in the infobox.
  2. Link all possible information such as locations, charges, penalties, etc. Do not link dates, years or use flag icons in the infobox.

You are more than welcome to expand these infoboxes, but be careful when doing so, as editing a template may affect all articles using the template.

Serial Killer infobox[edit]

Copy the text below and fill in the information:

Attention: before using, please read the section on "Usage of infoboxes", located above.

{{Infobox Serial Killer
| name=
| image=
| caption=
| birthname=
| alias=
| birth=<!-- {{birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} if still living, use {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| location=
| death=<!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} death date is first, birth date is second -->
| deathplace =
| cause=
| states=
| beginyear=
| endyear=
| apprehended=
| penalty=
}}

Criminal Biography infobox[edit]

  • {{Infobox Criminal}} - should be used for all criminal biographies, that do not fit the above categories.

Copy the text below and fill in the information:

Attention: before using, please read the section on "Usage of infoboxes", located above.

{{Infobox Criminal
| subject_name   = 
| image_name     = 
| image_size     = 
| image_caption  = 
| date_of_birth  = <!-- {{birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} if still living, use {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| place_of_birth = 
| date_of_death  = <!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} death date is first, birth date is second -->
| place_of_death =
| cause          = 
| alias          =
| charge         =
| conviction     =
| penalty        = 
| status         = 
| occupation     = 
| spouse         = 
| parents        =
| children       =
}}

Criminal Organization infobox[edit]

Copy the text below and fill in the information:

Attention: before using, please read the section on "Usage of infoboxes", located above.

{{Infobox Criminal organization
| name                =
| image               =
| caption             =
| founded on          =
| founding location   =
| founded by          =
| years active        =
| territory           =
| ethnic makeup       =
| membership est      =
| criminal activities =
| allies              =
| rivals              =
}}

Project templates[edit]

Other templates used by the project include:

Parentage[edit]

This WikiProject was originally proposed by User:Remember in December 2006 (see [1]) which was was eventually merged with the present biography project established by User:Wooyi in February 2007.

Task Forces[edit]

  1. Serial Killer Task Force
  2. Missing People Task Force

Formatting[edit]

Biographies and other subjects generally follow standard Wikipedia "Manual of Style" formatting; however, there are a few exceptions, such as specialized formats established of criminal organizations (as seen in Bufalino crime family originally established by User:ExplorerCDT).


Hierarchy definition[edit]

Crime and criminology related subjects can range from specific areas, geographical locations, and historical periods as well as overlap with other subjects such as WikiProject Law and Law Enforcement.

The subjects, defined by crime and criminology, include people, events, and related information on:

  • True crime
  • Street gangs (from the early-19th century to present)
  • Mafia/Syndicate groups and members (particularly of the 20th century)
  • Criminal societies and similar organizations.


Open tasks[edit]

To-do list[edit]

Here are some tasks you can do to help with WikiProject Crime and Criminal Biography:

On-going tasks:

    • Improve references in articles.
    • Actively remove tangential "mentions" of article subjects from articles. The only valid mentions that might remain are specific and historically accurate depictions of subjects in film, music, etc.

Listing of pertinent articles and other entries that are being discussed for deletion[edit]

Articles that need expansion/improvement[edit]

Murders by Year[edit]

At present the category for Mass murders by year go back to Category:Mass murder in 1981, but for Murders by year only to 1999 eg Category:Murder in 1999, and also for 1993 and 1989. Hence I propose to finish the 1990s decade, and later the 1980s back to 1980. And to separate the American ones which only go back at present to Category:2005 murders in the United States.

Plus a need to add all murders to Category:Murder in 2002 and Category:Murder in 2003 (or the American subcategory) as they only have one in each year at present; and to check that individual Mass Murders are also included in the Murders in US by year category where appropriate. NB: for Category:Mass murderers the requirement is four at once or over a short period of time (though some mass murders have only three?). Hugo999 (talk) 00:07, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Directory of Participants[edit]

This is a list of Wikipedians, who are committed to this WikiProject. Please, feel free to join, by clicking edit on the right and signing your name at the bottom of the list with four tildes (~~~~), with an optional comment. Also add this template to your user page, if you want to, type: {{User CB}} to produce:

Alcatraz Island - prison cells cropped.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Crime and Criminal Biography


Members[edit]

  1. Remember 17:46, 8 December 2006 (UTC)
  2. Longhair\talk 07:43, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
  3. Wjhonson\talk 00:43, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
  4. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 00:00, 14 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. HumanFrailty 05:43, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. Jimbonator 00:17, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
  7. Malick78 00:24, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
  8. Agtaz 05:58, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
  9. Bentley Banana 12:39, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
  10. C i d 16:11, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  11. Chwyatt 16:05, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  12. SqueakBox 21:37, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
  13. Kuzwa 17:36, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  14. Dcoetzee 15:46, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
  15. Tyciol 16:03, 20 August 2007 (UTC) I'm watching a specific genre of criminal in the news, if they become relevant enough in the future to be judged deserving of articles I'll help make them. I feel obligated to do this.
  16. Lucy-marie 23:51, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
  17. Lord23sutch (talk) 01:01, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
  18. George100 06:34, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
  19. ReignMan 03:42, 5 October 2007 (UTC) adding crime tables to cities, suggest you do the same!
  20. YegerMeister 23:26, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
  21. LisaSmall T/C 18:03, 11 December 2007 (UTC), particular interest in adding or correcting legal details of charges, sentences, etc.
  22. WTGDMan1986 -- --DFW 00:40, 13 January 2008 (UTC) college student bothered by (and tired of) all the criminals with striking resemblances to One Tree Hill actor James Lafferty murdering defenseless women. I'm entering to revert vandalism and make changes if necessary.
  23. Rogermx 02:40, 16 January 2008 (UTC) copy editing articles on American Cosa Nostra figures - you got a problem with that??
  24. SkepticalGal (talk) 11:49, 7 June 2008 (UTC) Keeping an eye on "profiling" references, general copy editing
  25. Joyson Noel (talk) 17:19, 5 July 2008 (UTC) I am particularly interested in expanding and fixing up articles generally related to Organized Crime.
  26. Robbie (talk) 15:12, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
  27. Nicknackrussian (talk) 21:43, 26 September 2008 (UTC) - I've been making organized crime/gangster articles since I signed up...
  28. METALFREAK04 (talk) 16:30, 7 October 2008 (UTC) - I signed up for serial killers
  29. Johnnyarbogast (talk) 17:53, 21 November 2008 (UTC) - Don't look too deeply into the abyss
  30. dychoa {talk} 15:18, 29 March 2009 (UTC) I signed up for serial killers
  31. Jake Wartenberg 01:44, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
  32. ChuckStone (talk) 13:17, 7 May 2009 (UTC) Expanding, adding references, and modifying innaccurate details about American organised crime figures, primarily American Cosa Nostra and Chicago Outfit
  33. Mistress of Awesome (talk) 00:22, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
  34. Lord23sutch (talk) 01:01, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
  35. Dan Dassow (talk) 12:24, 21 August 2009 (UTC) Wineville Chicken Coop Murders and related events
  36. Doc9871 (talk) 01:36, 8 January 2010 (UTC) - I've already worked on several related articles...
  37. DocOfSoc (talk)
  38. MooreSvn (talk) 00:26, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
  39. VulpineLady (talk) 21:57, 10 March 2010 (UTC) Recently sentenced serial in California. Draft up at Rodney Alcala
  40. User:Roxy:Pkid
  41. User:Jarovid
  42. Cindamuse (talk) 04:06, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
  43. Wombat24 (talk) 07:15, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  44. Cymbelmineer (talk) 13:11, 31 July 2010 (UTC) I have added biographies before.
  45. DoctorJoeE (talk) 05:06, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
  46. CrohnieGalTalk 16:28, 14 August 2010 (UTC) I've been working in this area for quite some time now.
  47. Luckymelon (talk) 23:14, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
  48. KimChee (talk) 06:52, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  49. Basilisk4u (talk) 05:02, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
  50. Aidanpaige (talk) 01:20, 25 November 2010
  51. Hutcher (talk) 22:56, 3 January 2011 (UTC)
  52. PsychoticInq (talk) 18:16, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
  53. WPPilot (talk) 08:59, 8 January 2011 (UTC) Researching Federal Security Crimes for many Wiki projects.
  54. Ashirwad Gogoi (talk) 12:55, 26 March (UTC) I'm a 14 year-old member with great interest in this subject.
  55. Nkgal (talk) 22:00, 20 April 2011 (UTC)
  56. User:CitizenQZen (talk) 02:32, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
  57. Wikid77 (talk) 06:34, 27 April 2011 (UTC) - since 2006: Manson Family, Oswald, MoMK
  58. DuchessofNewTown (talk) 12:28, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
  59. User:Katarighe (talk) 12:28, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
  60. User:beaconmike (talk) 11:50, 27 August 2011 (UTC) Wineville Chicken Coop Murders
  61. User:Solomaverick (talk) 12:53, 16 September 2011 (GMT)
  62. KokoPhantom (talk) 00:56, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
  63. Paris1127 (talk) 22:24, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
  64. Theanonymous3 (talk) 09:18, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
  65. Crr4 (talk) 05:33, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
  66. cyoung530 (talk) 17:11, 8 March 2012 (UTC) Rice University Student working on under-represented articles as a semester long project for class.
  67. Finnegas (talk) 20:48, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
  68. Ntbolton (talk) 19:41, 30 June 2012 (UTC) Interested in the expansion and maintenance of articles dedicated to this genre.
  69. ȚttØØditre§ 04:32, 27 August 2012 (UTC) Interested in Biographies about criminals, murderers, any crime etc
  70. Paul MacDermott (talk) 19:00, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
  71. AuthorAuthor (talk) 17:49, 14 November 2012 (UTC) Interested in expansion, maintenance and new articles about the genre.
  72. Meanie (talk) 19:46, 17 December 2012 (UTC) I recently stumbled upon a Notorious Death Row Serial Killer - He is pretty notorious in New Mexico area - I am looking for help in determining if he is relevant enough for Wikipedia. Robert Ray Fry
  73. hózhǫ́ni (talk) 23:41, 6 January 2013 (UTC) Because of "AfD no consensus" Fry was deleted. Moved to my Sandbox. Can an admin or seasoned biographer here help me salvage this serial killer stub?
  74. Daniellam91 (talk) 02:18, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
  75. David J Johnson (talk) 1037. 30 March 2013 (UTC)
  76. EricEnfermero Howdy! 09:47, 24 June 2013 (UTC) - interest in serial killers, psychology and healthcare providers who kill
  77. Inphynite (talk) 09:51, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
  78. Stanleyipkiss32 (talk) 15:15, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
  79. Bali88 (talk) 00:12, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
  80. --GouramiWatcher(?) 14:07, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Honorary members[edit]

This is a listing of Wikipedians who have greatly contributed to crime and criminology-related articles on Wikipedia and/or have created many of the suggested guidelines for future criminal related articles. Apologies beforehand, for those overlooked.

Inactive members[edit]

Members who are currently inactive on Wikipedia.

  1. Wooyi --- Project author. 03:33, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
  2. Dep. Garcia ( Talk | Help Desk | Complaints ) 10:02, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. MadMax 11:13, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. Destructo 087 22:37, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. Ozgod 03:01, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
  6. Quadzilla99 17:33, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
  7. The H-Man2 15:51, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
  8. Jmm6f488 00:32, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  9. Alexbonaro 07:31, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  10. Skosem 21:45, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  11. Wildhartlivie 00:50, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  12. Kathryn.rebecca42 17:14, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
  13. Ryleth777 09:34, 03 October 2007 (UTC)
  14. Stephoswalk 06:10, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
  15. Seth71
  16. Khanhamzakhan--Khanhamzakhan (talk) 09:12, 20 December 2007 (UTC)
  17. Sickero (talk) 02:35, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
  18. F-451 (talk) 23:26, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
  19. LOTRrules (talk) 22:43, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
  20. ||||Tonight, you sleep with the fishes|Talk|| 23:27, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

General strategy and discussion forum[edit]

Recent articles[edit]

DYK?[edit]

The following articles were featured as part of Wikipedia's Did you know? program.

Recognized content[edit]

Featured Articles[edit]

The following crime related articles are featured articles and contain significant contributions from project members:

Good Articles[edit]

The following crime-related articles are Good articles and contain significant contributions from project members; with some additional work they can be improved to Featured Article status.

A-Class Reviews[edit]

Shortcuts:

An A-Class review is a project-intern quality review similar to that of a featured article review or good article review; however it is conducted independently within the remit of a specific project among the project members themselves. It aims to be a rigorous quality assurance that nevertheless is a simple and self-contained process.

For more on this project's A-Class review see this page here.

Assessment Table[edit]


Categories and subpages[edit]

Click the "►" below to see all subcategories:
Crime

Article Alerts[edit]

Article alerts
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Requests for comments
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Resources[edit]

Sub-projects[edit]

Related WikiProjects[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gottesman, Ronald and Richard Maxwell Brown. Violence in America: An Encyclopedia. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999. ISBN 0-684-80487-5
  • Haines, Max. True Crime Stories: 50 Headline-Grabbing Murders from Around the World. Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-7607-6258-9
  • Wilson, Colin. The Mammoth Book of True Crime. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0-7867-0536-1

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