Category Archives: Criminology

Creepy History: 3 Horrific Medieval and Renaissance Serial Killers

Many people believe that serial killers are a relatively new phenomenon. And that these homicidal maniacs are a terrifying by-product of modern society’s manic pace and lifestyle. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. In fact, serial killers have existed for millennia … Continue reading

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Two High-Profile Deadly Mysteries Recently Solved by Forensics

Years pass, but the scars remain. Family members agonize for a resolution of the case that destroyed their lives. While many cold cases go unsolved, there always remains a sliver of hope that a resolution will be attained. Whether it’s—a … Continue reading

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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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