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Any collectible (writings, art, exhibits used in court, weapons or other articles) directly linked to murderers, murders or other violent crimes
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Asked if he would collect murderabilia from his friend's killer, Duffy said, "Personally I wouldn't, but I wouldn't be upset if someone else did.
And although he peddles murderabilia, his real hobby is collecting the mementos, which he buys from other dealers and keeps for his own, er, enjoyment.
Among his most valuable murderabilia is Manson's prison ID, which is worth about $1,400.
In 2001, California was the first to pass the notoriety-for-profit law, making it illegal for prisoners or third-party dealers to profit from the sale of murderabilia items.
Kahan gained quite a bit of national attention during the two-year battle with eBay, which first said that as long as it is legal, murderabilia items could continue to be sold on its site.
Berkowitz sends requests he receives for murderabilia to Kahan to use in his efforts against the industry.
22) This Note argues that current anti-profit laws fail to squarely address the reality of the online murderabilia market.
29) Simply put, the murderabilia marketplace is the marketing of the macabre--and thanks to the Internet, it is always open for business.
And so the idea for Murderabilia was born, as DI Narey finds something missing from her crime scene in Glasgow's Queen Street station.
A founder member of the Bloody Scotland crime-writing festival, Craig, who's debut novel Random was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger award, thinks Murderabilia is his best book to date.
THE term murderabilia was coined by Andy Kahn, the officer in charge of Houston police department's Crime Victim Office - and one of the leading campaigners on outlawing the sale of items belonging to killers, their victims and crime scenes.
An American senator, John Cornyn, is trying to get a Bill passed to make murderabilia illegal in the US.