Category Archives: Criminology

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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The Criminal, The Victim, and 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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FACT or FICTION: Forensics and Crime Scene Investigation Portrayed in Entertainment

(article originally posted on CrimeFictionBook.com 11/19/2015) If you’re not already reading crime writer/criminologist Jennifer Chase’s blog and Emily Stone series of novels, you’re missing out. In addition to those great reads, Chase cranks out posts on her website worthy of a … Continue reading

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The Elusive Criminal: Unsolved Horrific Crimes

Every great detective has a catalogue of solved crimes. Moments that made them proud to be cops. But, for most, the cases that are burned into their psyches, are the unsolved ones. These unsolved crimes not only haunt the dedicated … Continue reading

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