Category Archives: Criminology

Fascinating Forensics: 2 High-Profile Murders Solved by Unusual Evidence

In modern law enforcement, forensic scientists are a crucial component in a criminal investigation. In addition to conducting routine analysis on a myriad of non-violent cases, they are vital in assisting police solve murders. And, more to the point, forensic … 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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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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Dysfunctional Minds: 6 Common Personality Disorders of Criminals

It’s the unique personalities of people who help make this world an interesting place. Generally, our one-of-a-kind character traits are just harmless little quirks. But sometimes, there is a dark side to our eccentric personalities. This is because, some of … Continue reading

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The Reality of Forensics: 6 Myths Debunked

Pop culture has a fascination with the world of forensic science. Whether it’s a television show, movie or novel. The public’s thirst for crime drama is unquenchable. And that’s because, crime has an inherent conflict on multiple levels, which equals … Continue reading

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Antiquity to Modernity: A Timeline of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Our modern notions of crime and punishment are the result of millennia of human advancement. From antiquity to modern times, criminal justice and criminology have evolved due to significant contributions from a diverse array of civilizations. Here is a brief … Continue reading

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