Category Archives: Criminology

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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Preteen Who Wanted to Please a Fictional Character is Currently Incompetent to Stand Trial

I have studied criminal psychology. I am fascinated by what triggers an individual to commit horrible acts of violence against a fellow human being, and have spent countless hours in classrooms, talking to forensic psychologists, learning from members of law … Continue reading

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Proceed Carefully When Diagnosing Violent Criminals

When we read about a horrific crime that has been committed or we watch a news clip of an alleged murder smiling as he walks in handcuffs into a courtroom, we often ask the question, “How could someone be so … Continue reading

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Turning to Crime for Attention in the Digital Age

In a story that has been gaining national media attention and public outrage over the past few days, a mother in New York has been arrested on murder charges for allegedly poisoning her five-year-old son with salt. Evidence shows that … Continue reading

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