Wikipedia:WikiProject Criminal Biography/Serial Killer task force

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WikiProject Criminal Biography/Serial Killer task force
Serial Killer Task Force.svg
This is a task force relating to serial killers and their capture.
Category WikiProject Criminal Biography/Serial Killer task force
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Wikimedia Commons Commons:Category:Serial killers Serial killers
Project banner template {{serial killer}}
Userbox {{User Serial Killer Task Force}}
A task force of the Criminal Biography WikiProject

Welcome to the Serial Killer Task Force. (A work group of the Criminal Biography WikiProject). The goal of this task force is to update and maintain all articles relating to serial killers, mass murderers and spree killers. This includes all topics from criminal biographies to profiling and apprehension techniques. Anyone with an interest in these subjects is welcome to join.


Serial Killer InfoBox[edit]

  1. Use the exact infobox text below and add the information of the criminal. Do not insert any rows that do not appear below, or alter any row into erroneous text, such as using "convicted of" instead of "charge". If you do, the information will not appear.
  2. Link locations, penalties, names, etc. Do not link dates or years. (See MOS:SYL)
  3. Do not use flag icons for locations. (See MOS:FLAG)
  4. Do not fill in "Apprehended" until the accused has been convicted.

Attention: Read the section above before inserting infobox

Serial killers[edit]

{{Infobox murderer
| name        = 
| image       = 
| image_size  =
| caption     = 
| alt         = 
| birth_name  = 
| alias       = <!--Alternate names or titles given to or taken by the killer, such as "The Boston Strangler", "Jack the Ripper", "Son of Sam", etc.-->
| birth_date  = <!-- {{birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} if still living, use {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| birth_place = 
| death_date  = <!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} death date is first, birth date is second -->
| death_place = 
| cause       = 
| conviction  = 
| sentence    = 
| victims     = 
| beginyear   = 
| endyear     = 
| country     = 
| states      = 
| apprehended = 
| imprisoned   =

Mass murderers and Spree killers[edit]

{{Infobox mass murderer
| name        = 
| image       = 
| image_size  = 
| caption     = 
| birth_name  = 
| occupation  = 
| birth_date  = <!-- {{birth date|YYYY|MM|DD}} if still living, use {{birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| birth_place = 
| death_date  = <!-- {{death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} death date is first, birth date is second -->
| death_place = 
| cause       = 
| alma mater  =
| nationality =
| religion    =
| penalty     = 
| parents     = 
| spouse      = 
| date        = 
| time        = 
| targets     = 
| locations   = 
| fatalities  = 
| injuries    = 
| weapons     =
| motive      =
for a list of articles that have recently added this infobox see here.


Mugshots can commonly be found on the internet for most serial killers.

According to Wikipedia:

The purpose of the mug shot is to allow law enforcement to have a photographic record of all arrested individuals to allow for identification by victims and investigators. These photographs are usually considered eligible for re-publication under fair use doctrines, though the copyrights typically belong to the jurisdictions responsible for taking the photographs. In the United States, a mug shot can be obtained by anyone through the Freedom of Information Act, except for when the arrestee's record has been sealed.

| description = 
| source      = 
| date        = 
| author      = 
| permission  = None. Usable under Fair Use guidelines only.
| other_versions = 

photos of mug shots can be found under Category:Mug shots

Other templates[edit]

Other templates used by the project include:

  • {{serial killer}}, adds article to list of articles maintained by the task force. (place on the article's talk page)
  • {{Serial killer opentask}}, a template displaying open tasks related to the project.
  • Place replace this image male.svg after the image= in the infobox if no photo can be found for a male multiple killer.
  • Place replace this image female.svg after the image= in the infobox if no photo can be found for a female multiple killer.

see the Criminal Biography WikiProject for other crime related templates

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 Serial Killer Task Force}} to produce:

Serial Killer Task Force.svg This user is a member of the Serial Killer Task Force.


Please remember to also add your name to the main list of project members for Criminal Biography WikiProject if you are not yet listed there.

  1. Solehems
  2. Jimbonator
  3. Malick78
  4. BlueLotas
  5. Bentley Banana
  6. Kuzwa
  7. Dcoetzee
  8. Wildhartlivie
  9. ExRat
  10. YegerMeister
  11. MgCupcake
  12. Managerpants (talk) 22:34, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  13. SkepticalGal (talk) 11:46, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
  14. SynergeticMaggot (talk) 09:21, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
  15. Robbie (talk) 15:14, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
  16. METALFREAK04 (talk) 16:28, 7 October 2008 (UTC) – I don't come on that much, but i write about serial killers and VERY interested in them. So, when i am on, I can make lengthy contributions.
  17. dychoa
  18. Jake Wartenberg
  19. Mistress of Awesome (talk) 00:21, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
  20. Omgitsmonica (talk) 20:06, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
  21. Lord23sutch (talk) 00:57, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
  22. User: LLD-MA
  23. DocOfSoc
  24. VulpineLady New Serial just sentenced in California; have a draft up and would like help in finalizing. 10 March 2010
  25. Zubrowka74
  26. Flyer22 (talk) 19:53, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
  27. Cymbelmineer (talk) 16:32, 30 July 2010 (UTC) I do criminology as a student, so could help formalize the reasons why a particular serial killer was arrested and subjected to questioning.
  28. DoctorJoeE (talk) 05:03, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
  29. --CrohnieGalTalk 17:04, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
  30. Aidanpaige (talk) 01:18, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
  31. Fletcher70 (talk) 14:28, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
  32. PsychoticInq (talk) 18:19, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
  33. Ashirwad Gogoi (talk) 13:05, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
  34. nmb555 (talk)
  35. Solomaverick (talk) 03:06, 16 September 2011 (GMT)
  36. Paris1127 (talk) 22:25, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
  37. KaylaraOwl (talk) 01:27, 6 March 2012 (UTC)KaylaraOwl
  38. Ntbolton (talk) 19:27, 30 June 2012 (UTC) Interested in the expansion and maintenance of articles dedicated to this sub-genre.
  39. Bahb the Illuminated (talk) 20:33, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
  40. Jdcollins13 (talk) 16:08, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
  41. Detective Price
  42. Alaska Mike
  43. Meanie (talk) 00:58, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
  44. Arildnordby (talk) 14:28, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  45. SteveAarons aar095 22:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
  46. David J Johnson (talk) 1020, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
  47. EricEnfermero Howdy! 09:40, 24 June 2013 (UTC) - particular interest in serial killers who are healthcare providers
  48. User:Ancistrus1975 Interested in adding my information to the Connecticut "Mad Dog" killers article.
  49. Chanrl
  50. Stanleyipkiss32 (talk) 15:13, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
  51. TheAwesomeBoyNamedBrazil 13:39, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Honorary members[edit]

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

Members who are inactive[edit]

Inactive on Wikipedia at this time.

  1. Jmm6f488
  2. Ryleth777
  3. TomWoodhams
  4. Sickero (talk) 05:55, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
  5. DarkPassenger (talk)
  6. F-451 (talk) 23:32, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
  7. Thorswitch (talk) 11:00, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Invite Another Wikipedian to Join[edit]

This project can always use new members. If you see or know someone who might like to join feel free to invite them to our project. We also have a template that you can place on Wikipedian's pages you might think would like to join.

  • If you would like to invite someone to join the project place this template {{SKTF invite}} on their Talk page.

It produces this:


edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Criminal Biography/Serial Killer task force:
  • Add an infobox along with a photo to all articles
  • Bring all stubs up to at least start class
  • Create new articles involving serial killer topics
  • update and improve existing articles on the subject

Recent articles by members[edit]

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