The informative yet morbid Famous Crime infographic provides some fascinating facts on some of the most famous and high-profile murder cases in the history of the United States, from the unsolved murder of Elizabeth “The Black Dahlia” Short in 1947 to more recent cases such as the Columbine massacre in 1999. The infographic begins by discussing the nature of evil and asks if it is in the nature of the individual or or if it is a force that is more powerful when applied to more than one person. After this intriguing query on the true nature of evil, it goes on to describe those that have shown “…the same amount of hatred and sadism by torturing their victims and showing no compassion or remorse.” The infographic then goes on to describe the violent history of several famous individuals as well as our society’s response to their grisly acts.
The descriptions offered of the violent crimes and their individuals are relatively short, but they are also all surprisingly informative. Naturally, there’s only so much information that the author could have included, but it is all very fascinating. It is most definitely not for the faint of heart, however. These are some very violent crimes, and few people would hesitate to call these criminals anything less than truly evil. Several serial killers, such as Ted Bundy, the Zodiac Killer, and David Berkowitz (AKA the Son of Sam), are included on this list. They’re all fascinating reads for criminology buffs.
Another fascinating aspect of this is that it also explains some of the societal implications of these violent crimes. Among other things, it explains how the rape and murder of 9 year-old Jessica Lunsford in 2005 led to the creation of Jessica’s Law in Florida and 42 other states as well as the impact of the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre.