Contrary to popular mythology, there are indeed female serial killers, and together, they comprise at least 15% of all serial killers. However, the motivations of female serial killers differ significantly from their male counterparts. In particular, sex is generally much farther down on the list of motivations for female serial killers. In fact, sexual or sadistic motives … [Read more...] about What motivates female Serial Killers?
A "devastating" number of hate crimes are committed by people closer to home than many would like to believe, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Leicester. Harrowing examples of these crimes include disabled individuals being tipped from wheelchairs, human excrement being posted through letterboxes at homes and guide dogs being attacked in the … [Read more...] about Devastating number of hate crimes are committed by friends, colleagues, carers of victims
Researchers at Sam Houston State University have found a genetic characteristic that interacts with childhood adversity to predict higher rates of crime in an incarcerated sample. The study is the first in a series that will examine contributions of genetic and environmental variations to criminal behavior. Published in Psychiatric Genetics, this study examines the role of … [Read more...] about Genes, Adversity linked to Crime in Incarcerated Sample
Information about the personality makeup and motives of mass shooters is usually slow to dribble out. Security and privacy issues make it difficult to learn a great deal about these individuals until a fair amount of time elapses and sometimes not even then. One thing we do hear in nearly every case is that the shooter was a "loner". This aspect of his personality is … [Read more...] about Mass Shooters: are they Loners by Choice?
One of the best things about being White must be not needing to wonder if the things that happen to you are because of your race. But if you’re a Person of Color in this country it can be tough to know if your race is influencing how others are treating you. Imagine almost always hearing car-alarms coincidentally chirp when walking through parking lots; and being watched … [Read more...] about Race has a very Strong Impact on how a Person is Treated in USA