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10 Who Escaped the Hangman in Ireland

Over 750 years of British occupation of Ireland resulted in many Irish freedom fighters being put to death...

Are Narcissists Dangerous? The 9 Traits of a Narcissistic Personality [Infographic]

Many of us are narcissists. We have a sense of ourselves; we can be selfish, vain and arrogant. Few...

Scotland Yard’s Ghost Squad

Police informants have been a part of crime fighting for as long as police forces have been in operation....

Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Violence

There are so many aspects of human behaviour that still baffle us as researchers, scientists and psychologists.  Why some...

SketchCop: Police Sketch Artist Reveals His Secrets

When a criminal offence takes place and the offender escapes, eyewitnesses can be the vital component in catching them....

The Warrior Gene: Genetics and Criminology

A number of research studies claim that a simple gene mutation affecting only men plays a crucial role in...

FBI Crime Statistics Through The Guardian Crime Project

In an innovative and exceptionally clever project, a student group from Rhode Island have transformed FBI crime statistics into attractive, useful and accessible graphics made available through the use of a simple Twitter hashtag. Each year the Federal Bureau of Investigation publish their crime statistics...
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Robert Ressler: Psychological Profiling Of Serial Killers

Mapping the minds of killers is no small undertaking. Robert Ressler was the man who developed psychological profiling at the FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia. Along with his colleague John Douglas, he was involved in some of the highest profile serial killer cases...

The Last Woman Hanged At Holloway Prison

Pre 1965 the mandatory sentence for murder in the United Kingdom was death by hanging. Holloway Prison in London was one such site where these sentences were imposed and saw the last women hanged on 13th July 1955. Ruth Ellis - The Last Woman Hanged...

Leopold And Loeb: A 1924 Plea for Mercy

Two bright, well-educated young students from up-town Chicago thought they had planned and executed the perfect murder. Leopold and Loeb were young men noted for their sharp minds and their wealth but used their intelligence for the most sinister of purposes. Leopold and Loeb became...
Parents Who Kill

Parents Who Kill: Murderous Mothers and Fatal Fathers

To take the life of your own child is beyond a criminal act. It is a violation of the trust a child has in the people they believe in the most; their parents. Children...

Murder For Slenderman: Fiction Vs Reality In Children

In 2014 in Waukesham, Wisconsin two 12 year old girls led their friend into the woods and stabbed her 19 times. When in police custody they talk of ‘Slender Man’, a fictional internet character...

Psychology Of Baby Abductions – Women Who Steal Children

For some women the overwhelming desire for a baby can mean they will go to any lengths for a child. Since 1983 in the US, the FBI has recorded 246 abductions of babies under...

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