Category Archives: Criminology

The Bystander Effect and What it Represents in Society Today

In my Emily Stone Series, my protagonist is a woman who has made the decision to get involved when she knows a crime is being committed. Emily Stone uses her intelligence, her intuition, and a few helpful pieces of technology … Continue reading

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Forensics and Criminology: How Did They Do That?

As we go about our daily routines, there are scientists hard at work trying to discover answers for the criminal justice arena, as well as breakthroughs to improve our way of life.  Many of these tests, studies, and theories aren’t … Continue reading

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Brazilian Man Confesses to Killing More Than Forty

There can be an argument made that time spent within the prison system can serve the purpose of rehabilitation. Perhaps someone robbed a convenience store or drove while intoxicated and during his sentence he gets an education and learns a … Continue reading

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The Psychology Behind Loving a Killer

As regular readers of my novels or this blog (or likely just anyone with whom I strike up a conversation) will know, I have a longstanding fascination with the criminal mind. What makes a serial killer commit the heinous acts … Continue reading

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The Sociopaths Among Us

For most of us when we think of the term sociopath, we likely imagine some terrifying man boring through the television screen with an unchanging stare and creepy smile. Maybe we are reminded of a scene from an episode of … Continue reading

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The Disturbing Movies that Use Psychology to Create Fear

As the weather begins to turn cooler and the official start of autumn has begun, maybe you are thinking about curling up on the couch with a scary movie as darkness falls. For me, the most frightening movies are not … Continue reading

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Discovering the Background of a Child Killer

Whenever we see a news story about an act of violence against a child, one of our first thoughts is to wonder what could be going on inside the mind of a person who would harm one of the most … Continue reading

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