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The Bystander Effect and What it Represents in Society Today

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In my Emily Stone Series, my protagonist is a woman who has made the decision to get involved when she knows a crime is being committed. Emily Stone uses her intelligence, her intuition, and…

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Psychological Triggers and Obsessions of the Serial Killer Mind

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“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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4 of the World’s Most Reputable Police Forces

Photo courtesy of prince2.ca. It is not easy to determine what makes a great police force. Is it raw statistics? Stellar community relations? Job satisfaction? Maybe it is a combination of those, and many other, factors. Regardless of how you … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Understanding Mitochondrial DNA with D.P. Lyle

I’m absolutely delighted to have D.P. Lyle on my blog today! He’s an amazing writer, doctor, and forensic expert. I had the honor and opportunity to serve with him on a panel at Bouchercon 2014 to talk about forensics and … Continue reading

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Getting Away with Murder: 4 Infamous Cases

Photo courtesy of http://www.123rf.com. With murder, comes the inevitable feeling of tragedy and outrage. But, sometimes, the tragedy of the actual heinous act is overshadowed by the outrage of a great injustice. That is, when a murderer is not held … Continue reading

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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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3 Amazing Detectives Who Impacted History

Raymond C. Schindler Working as an insurance agent, then a typewriter salesman and eventually a gold miner, Raymond C. Schindler’s life’s purpose was not fully realized until he answered a job advertisement seeking a college educated historical researcher. Little did … Continue reading

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