Author Archives: jchasenovelist

About jchasenovelist

Published thriller author, criminologist, and blogger.

Law and Culture: 3 Horrible Crimes that Changed America

There are certain devastating crimes that shake a culture to its core. These events, although horrific, do have a silver lining. And that is, the crimes help us identify and rectify certain gaps in our legal system. Here are three … Continue reading

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Murder in America: 3 Infamous Crime Scenes

Scattered throughout the American landscape are crime scenes that live in infamy. Each of these notorious locations have their own unique homicidal story. Here are three such stories. Holmes Murder Castle It was 1893, and Chicago was hosting the World’s … Continue reading

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Fatal Women: 4 of History’s Most Ruthless Female Criminals

After looking through my past blog posts, it hit me – most of the criminals mentioned are men. Well, that doesn’t seem fair. Granted, most criminals are men (sorry, guys.) Still, there certainly has been some notoriously ruthless females throughout … Continue reading

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Social Order: The Historical Evolution of Policing

Throughout civilized history, it has been vital for society to maintain some semblance of order with respect to crime. And, although, in ancient times, there existed no official, organized police function, people still managed to keep crime somewhat under control. … Continue reading

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Smooth Criminals: 4 Notorious Masterminds

The criminal underworld is filled with all types of characters. Thugs. Psychopaths. And masterminds. These sociopaths are often so diabolically creative and clever, that it becomes virtually impossible for law enforcement to bring these outliers to justice. Instead of helping … Continue reading

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FBI Profiling of SERIAL KILLERS: 3 Notorious Cases

In 1972, the FBI established the Behavioral Science Unit (BSU). The unit’s goal was straightforward. It wanted to develop law enforcement techniques, procedures and tactics that focused on the psychology and behavior of violent criminals. To that end, two men … Continue reading

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4 Influential Figures in the History of Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology is a fascinating specialty that focuses on researching human behavior, as it relates to the law.  To that end, forensic psychologists utilize their research, experience and skills to consult within the legal system – in both civil and … Continue reading

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