Category Archives: crime

INTUITION: An Underused Weapon to Fight Crime

We all have had those moments in our lives where it seemed like a little inner voice told us to avoid a situation, change our decision, or take a completely different direction. That voice goes by many names (hunch, sixth … Continue reading

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No Bones about Writing Bad Guys

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
When I outline bad guys for my novels, it often reads like a police rap sheet and a psychological profile.  I can’t overstate the effectiveness for research and outlining in fiction writing.  There’s always…

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The Bystander Effect and What it Represents in Society Today

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
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…

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Impression Evidence Takes a Front Row Seat at Crime Scenes

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“There is no branch of detective science that is so important and so much neglected as the art of tracing footsteps”, simply stated by the fictional detective character, Sherlock Holmes from A Study in…

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4 of the World’s Most Reputable Police Forces

Photo courtesy of prince2.ca. It is not easy to determine what makes a great police force. Is it raw statistics? Stellar community relations? Job satisfaction? Maybe it is a combination of those, and many other, factors. Regardless of how you … Continue reading

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Classic Cop Movies: The Real Stories Behind the French Connection and Serpico

Photo courtesy of lifed.com. We are fascinated by police movies. Since the dawn of Hollywood, we have been intrigued and entertained by films that depict the trials and tribulations of these defenders of justice. Although many of our favorite cop … Continue reading

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3 Amazing Detectives Who Impacted History

Raymond C. Schindler Working as an insurance agent, then a typewriter salesman and eventually a gold miner, Raymond C. Schindler’s life’s purpose was not fully realized until he answered a job advertisement seeking a college educated historical researcher. Little did … Continue reading

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