Tag Archives: victimology

Investigating the Psychological Autopsy

One of the most interesting aspects of studying criminal behavior and criminology is finding out why and how criminals commit a specific crime.  It’s really the complicated and daunting task of finding out what makes an individual tick and hopefully … Continue reading

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What Do Crime Scene Characteristics Really Mean?

Crime scene characteristics are extremely important to all criminal investigations, especially homicides and serial crimes.  After the forensic analysis of the physical evidence found at the crime scene is completed and the victimology is established, then the task of determining … Continue reading

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Do We Judge the Victims?

Violent crimes are sad no matter the victim, but perhaps the stories are even more disheartening when the victims are those who are deemed to be the most vulnerable, like young children, or perhaps considered most on the fringes of … Continue reading

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Heating up with Arson Investigations

I’ve been immersed with various aspects of forensic research and writing my next Emily Stone Thriller – Dead Burn.  Some writers find research tedious, boring, and even burdensome.  I love research!  I like to find special tidbits of information that … Continue reading

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Get Into the Mind with a Psychological Autopsy

One of the most interesting aspects of studying criminal behavior and criminology is finding out why and how criminals commit a specific crime.  It is the complicated task of finding out what makes an individual tick by learning more about … Continue reading

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Criminal Profiling – An Overview of a Threshold Assessment

It’s no secret that my primary interest is in the mind of a criminal – more specifically, the mind of a serial killer as well as the behavioral aspects of a crime scene. My latest crime thriller Dark Mind delves … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Criminal Profiling…

I’ve received many questions about profiling from readers.  It seems that many people are interested in this technique and how it actually works.  I can’t blame them because it’s an intriguing concept and that’s why I studied it along with … Continue reading

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