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Influential Minds: 6 Masters of Criminology

Drawing on philosophy, sociology, psychology and anthropology, criminologists examine the origins, nature and control of criminal behavior. Over the centuries, the field of criminology has been influenced by some of the most gifted minds the world has ever known. Here’s … Continue reading

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Criminology: 9 Fascinating Theories

The science of criminology studies one vital question – What makes criminals do what they do? Although the question appears simple. The answers are exceptionally complex. For centuries, criminologists have grappled with the intricate and troubling relationship between criminals, their … Continue reading

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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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OCTOBER SCARE: 31 Things that Scare Me

It’s the scariest month of the year and I thought I’d keep up with the yearly tradition and post what actually scares a criminologist and crime fiction author. Most scary things stay the same, but sometimes I add new ones … Continue reading

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Disturbing Movies that Use Psychology to Create Fear

As the weather begins to turn cooler and the official start of autumn has begun, maybe you are thinking about curling up on the couch with a scary movie as darkness falls. For me, the most frightening movies are not … Continue reading

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The Psychology Behind Loving a Killer

As regular readers of my novels or this blog (or likely just anyone with whom I strike up a conversation) will know, I have a longstanding fascination with the criminal mind. What makes a serial killer commit the heinous acts … Continue reading

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