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Examining Four Types of Serial Killers

The term serial killer is defined by the act either of two or more separate murders, acting alone or with another, during a period of time with breaks in between each murder, or what has been referred to as a … Continue reading

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Why Write about Serial Killers?

One of the most common questions that I receive from readers is, “What made you want to write about serial killers?” To answer that question, I must first answer the question of what made me study and obtain degrees in … Continue reading

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The Bystander Effect and What it Represents in Society Today

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 a few helpful pieces of technology … Continue reading

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Guilt and Text Messages Lead to a Confession after Seventeen Years

I often focus my writing on individuals show no remorse for the violent acts they have committed and go to great lengths to avoid being captured by authorities. A story out of Arizona this week looks at a very different … Continue reading

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Preteen Who Wanted to Please a Fictional Character is Currently Incompetent to Stand Trial

I have studied criminal psychology. I am fascinated by what triggers an individual to commit horrible acts of violence against a fellow human being, and have spent countless hours in classrooms, talking to forensic psychologists, learning from members of law … Continue reading

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Proceed Carefully When Diagnosing Violent Criminals

When we read about a horrific crime that has been committed or we watch a news clip of an alleged murder smiling as he walks in handcuffs into a courtroom, we often ask the question, “How could someone be so … Continue reading

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Assessing the Psychopath

Have you ever gotten frustrated with someone’s indifferent reaction or maybe even the harmful way one person treated another and thought, “That person is a psychopath!” Merriam Webster defines “psychopath” as “a person who is mentally ill, who does not … Continue reading

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