Category Archives: Criminology

Analyzing Crime Scene Characteristics #crimefiction #writing

Crime scene characteristics are extremely important to all criminal investigations, especially homicides as well as all serial crimes.  After the forensic analysis of the physical evidence found at the crime scene is completed and the victimology is established, then the … Continue reading

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No Body, No Problem: Murder Convictions in Missing Persons Cases

The old Hollywood trope of “no body, no conviction” is usually accurate, but not always true. Generally, it is very difficult to prove the murder of a missing person. But, between the tenacity of investigators and the legal precedent of … Continue reading

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Epitome of Evil: 4 Killers Without Motive

As fans of crime fiction, we all know how important it is for murder investigators to understand a killer’s motive. But what if the killer was not a jealous lover, a greedy business partner or a vengeful ex? But rather, … Continue reading

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Next Generation Threats: The Future of Crime and Crime-Stoppers

It’s the year 2020 – which means, the future is upon us. And, as we look back at the past 20 years, it is apparent that business, technology and cultural norms have rapidly evolved. So, it is no wonder that … Continue reading

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Halloween Murders: The Story Behind 3 Gruesome Killings

Halloween is that uniquely fun time of year when we get in the mood for all things scary and spooky. Whether it’s decorating your yard with creepy zombies – or dressing up as a serial killer for your neighbor’s party … Continue reading

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Thought Control: A Criminal Mastermind’s Greatest Weapon

Overview   Thought control (aka brainwashing, mind control, and re-education) is a complex process – but a relatively straight-forward concept. Basically, the idea behind brainwashing is that our minds can be controlled or altered through a series of psychological tactics. … Continue reading

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From Love to Murder: 2 High-Profile Valentine’s Day Killings

For most of us, Valentine’s Day is a time of romantic gestures, flowers and those heart-shaped candies that taste like chalk. Unfortunately, though, this lovey-dovey atmosphere has the opposite effect on some. So, instead of a romantic candlelight dinner, psychopathic … Continue reading

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