Category Archives: Criminology

I Have Been Given a Lie Detector Test: Could You Pass?

Years ago, I had an interview with a police department for a forensic position. I had already been fingerprinted, interviewed by the supervisor, had an in-depth background meeting with the background investigators trying to catch me in a lie from … Continue reading

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Katherine Ramsland: What if Jack the Ripper Lived with You?

Originally posted on The Crime Fiction Writer's Forensics Blog:
It seems that after many disturbing crimes, the family, friends, or neighbors, in shock at what happened, often say: “But he seemed so nice. So normal. We had no idea.”…

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Caught! Domestic Spies Nailed by the FBI

Photo courtesy of tes.com. There have been, and continue to be—spies among us. These deceitful individuals have (or maneuver their way into) important positions within various American intelligence agencies. Once entrenched into a position of relative importance with high level … Continue reading

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FBI Profiling: Inside the Minds of Violent Criminals

Photo courtesy of cantebury.ac.uk. Throughout history, law enforcement has developed many tools to combat, and protect us against, the dangerous criminals who unfortunately live among us. Over the past 50 or so years, one such highly effective tool that has … Continue reading

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10 Common Traits of Career Criminals

Above Photo courtesy of bailbondcity.com. From hectic police precincts to overwhelmed court dockets to overpopulated prisons, the evidence is everywhere – the American criminal justice system is inundated with habitual offenders. Otherwise known as career criminals, these outliers use crime … Continue reading

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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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Psychological Triggers and Obsessions of the Serial Killer Mind

Originally posted on Author Jennifer Chase:
“We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid control life itself.”  –Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker, Los Angeles, CA)…

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