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Psychopaths or Sociopaths? Which is it?

Sociopath or psychopath, so which is it?  We often see these two descriptions interchangeable among mainstream news media and entertainment arenas.  When I first began my study in criminology, I was initially confused by the terms and found that many … Continue reading

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Mother of Columbine Killer Wished for His Death

I am sure that just about everyone reading this has a clear memory of how they felt when first hearing the news about the horrific shootings at Columbine High School in April 1999.  Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve … Continue reading

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What Have We Learned From Serial Killers?

“Most police investigators will argue that anybody can become a criminal type simply by committing a crime and being processed through the justice system.  We are hypothesizing, however, that serial murdering is a form of disease rather than a lifestyle, … Continue reading

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