Jennifer Pan was convicted in December 2014 of first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to murder, alongside her co-accused, Lenford Crawford, David Mylvaganam and Daniel Wong.

Jennifer Pan: The Girl Next Door Who Arranged Her Parents Murder

The Jennifer Pan case features some unique characteristics within the dark world of parricide. In Ontario, Canada in 2010 a home invasion became national...

The Moral Judgement On Woman Who Kill Their Babies

The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news, research, analysis and commentary committed to knowledge-based, ethical and responsible journalism....
A study from the Netherlands studied the self-reports of victims who had experienced abuse and criminal victimisation because of their mental illness.

The Risk Of Criminal Victimisation In Mental Health Outpatients

The majority of scientific research carried out in mental health has focused on those with mental illness being those who commit violent acts against...
Familicide is characterised by multiple victims of homicide within the same family and where the perpetrator is also a member of that family.

Familicide: Multiple Victim Homicide Within One Family

Familicide is a crime that has invoked horror and fascination in equal measures. For those with an interest in why such horrific crimes take...

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The Brain of Serial Killers And Psychopaths

The brutal crimes of serial killers are regularly considered to be evil, but what makes one person evil and another not? Neuroscience is becoming...
When A True Narcissist Is Challenged They Can Explode In A Narcissistic Rage, An Anger So Fierce It Can Result In Violence And In Some Cases, Murder.

When Narcissistic Rage Ends In Murder

It is almost unheard of for one individual to have all nine traits on the narcissistic scale but those who do have the potential...
Violent and Agression - The Nature-Nurture Debate

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 people exhibit violent and aggressive...
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5 Terrifying Serial Killer Signatures

In films, books, and crime dramas, serial killers tend to leave dramatic signatures behind. The killer in the 1980 film Maniac scalped his victims to use their hair on his mannequins...

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 of us however, have enough...
London Underground Serial Killer Kieran Patrick Kelly

Unique Amongst Men? London Underground Serial Killer: Kieran Patrick Kelly

Serial killer Kieran Patrick Kelly was a complex character and one that needs to be properly investigated and understood.
The media representation of mental illness and violence is often inaccurate, even more so when a person is murdered by a stranger.

Mental Illness and Violence: The Myth Behind Stranger Murders

In 2013 The Sunday Mirror splashed “THREE people are killed by mentally ill every fortnight” across its pages.  The Sun also in 2013 headlined...
Women who abduct babies are a terrifying example of desperate individuals who will stop at nothing to obtain a child to call their own.

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...

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Serial killer Ted Bundy was a handsome and charming man at first glance, but he was a man who harboured dark thoughts and sinister intentions. A man who just before his execution, after receiving three death sentences for his crimes, confessed to the murder of 30 other women.

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Cold Case Jury: Charles Bravo Poisoning At The Priory

When a dying barrister is told by his doctors he has ingested a rare poison he seems strangely indifferent to his plight. Over a century later debate still rages: was Charles Bravo responsible for his own death or was his life taken by a sinister hand unseen?
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The Los Angeles Grim Sleeper: Lonnie Franklin Jr

In 2016, Lonnie Franklin Jr, nicknamed the Grim Sleeper, was convicted of serial murder in Los Angeles, California. With murders committed between 1985 to 2010 the true number of his victims remains unknown.

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