Law enforcement uses a number of different methods and tools to help solve crimes. One process that has gained great attention in modern times is called criminal profiling. This method is especially useful in solving violent crimes, including abductions, sexual assaults and murders. What's Criminal Profiling? Criminal profiling, or offender profiling, is the process of … [Read more...] about The Criminal Profiling Process
What motivates female Serial Killers?
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?
Hedonist Lust Killers must feed their insatiable hunger
A popular myth about serial killers is that they are all motivated by sex. Although sex is a motive for approximately half of all serial killers, it is typically found in conjunction with other motivations such as anger, power and control or monetary gain. Hedonist lust killers are a glaring exception to this rule. Sex is the primary motivation for hedonist lust killers … [Read more...] about Hedonist Lust Killers must feed their insatiable hunger
Who Coined “Serial Killer”?
I’ve been reading Harold Schechter’s work for years. Whenever I hear that he’s written a book, I know it will be well researched and worth my time. He teaches American Lit and Popular Culture at Queens College at CUNY. From his work, I got my first taste of H. H. Holmes (Depraved), Ed Gein (Deviant), and Jesse Pomeroy (Fiend), among others. Although Schechter specializes in … [Read more...] about Who Coined “Serial Killer”?
Breakthrough Technology uncovers Fingerprints on ATM Bills and Receipts
New technology developed by academics at the University of Leicester could help in the fight against theft and fraud -- by identifying fingerprints on old receipts and ATM bills previously hidden from view. The technology, which has been developed by Dr John Bond OBE from the University of Leicester's Department of Chemistry, uses a specially tailored UV light source to … [Read more...] about Breakthrough Technology uncovers Fingerprints on ATM Bills and Receipts