Category Archives: Criminology

Man Who Allegedly Murdered His Family Nearly Forty Years Ago is Newest Addition to Most Wanted List

It is a cold case that is filled with horrific acts of brutality, clues left in multiple states, and a possible element of international mystery. And, the FBI is hoping that by highlighting its suspect on the Ten Most Wanted … Continue reading

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Assessing the Psychopath

Have you ever gotten frustrated with someone’s indifferent reaction or maybe even the harmful way one person treated another and thought, “That person is a psychopath!” Merriam Webster defines “psychopath” as “a person who is mentally ill, who does not … Continue reading

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Former Homicide Detective Shares How He Got Criminals to Talk

It is always exciting to come upon an article about someone whose career offers me insight and inspiration as I constantly strive to learn more about criminal psychology and use that knowledge to be a better writer. For this reason, … Continue reading

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Forensics – The Past Meets the Present

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
Here are some fun facts about forensics. It is often thought that police forensics has been a relatively new contribution to interpreting, reconstructing, and solving crimes in our society.  Quite the contrary, police forensics,…

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The “Affluenza” Defense

As we move more into the New Year and leave the flurry of the holidays behind, it is time for me to catch up with some writing about several of the news stories involving criminal psychology that have developed over … Continue reading

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Vicarious Traumatization is a Reality for Forensic Psychiatrists

We know that those who are victims of horrific crimes and live to share their experiences often suffer from psychological repercussions that can take a lifetime to heal. But what about the men and women who work to capture the … Continue reading

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Criminal Psychology and The Grinch

The Grinch. A criminal who tried to destroy a town but instead found rehabilitation and a chance to choose a different life path. With my interest in criminal psychology and Christmas just about a week away, I thought I would … Continue reading

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