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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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10 Common Traits of Career Criminals

Above Photo courtesy of bailbondcity.com. From hectic police precincts to overwhelmed court dockets to overpopulated prisons, the evidence is everywhere – the American criminal justice system is inundated with habitual offenders. Otherwise known as career criminals, these outliers use crime … Continue reading

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White Supremacists Proud of Vigilante Murder of Sex Offender

I have spent years developing a series of novels around a woman, Emily Stone, who takes matters into her own hands to rid her community of pedophiles and murderers. She uses technology and weapons and simple instinct to bring these … Continue reading

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Female Serial Killer in England Sentenced to Life in Prison

While I focus a lot of research on crimes that are committed in the United States, and unfortunately there are no shortage of them, I also like to keep up with what is happening in other justice systems. This week … Continue reading

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Serial Killer Put to Death in Missouri

This week, a serial killer who is said to be responsible for twenty-two deaths between 1977 and 1980 was put to death in Missouri. Joseph Paul Franklin was an admitted white supremacist who had hoped to start a race war … Continue reading

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Psychological Impact of the “Broken Windows” Theory

My academic background has helped me to explore and understand some of the complicated aspects of the criminal justice system when addressing crime, criminals, profiling, and crime scene investigation.  This is one of main reasons that I chose this field … Continue reading

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Violence, Crime, and Psychopathic Offenders

Not all crime and violent acts are committed by psychopathic offenders.  Individuals with a variety of mental disorders and addictions commit even some of the most unspeakable crimes in our society today.  One of the biggest challenges facing our criminal … Continue reading

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