Criminal Minds

How did the Krays get their start?

The Kray twins have become mythic figures in London and beyond. The notorious pair began their dealings, however, with a very modest billiard hall. The Krays were an old-fashioned East End family: self suffi...

Who was the real-life Tony Soprano?

Tony Soprano is arguably one of the most complex characters that TV has ever produced. Whilst David Chase has never said that he based the character around anyone in particular, there are several similarities b...

The History of The Camden Ripper

In the early 2000s, Camden was in the news for the gruesome murders of vulnerable young women. What led Anthony Hardy, a highly educated engineer, to kill so many? Shock in North West London On Decemb...

Was Dr Sam Sheppard guilty?

In 1954, Sam Sheppard – a highly respected neurosurgeon – was convicted of the murder of his wife. He was acquitted after spending ten years in prison. However, debates continue to rage as to his guilt. ...

Four Infamous Female Serial Killers that Time Forgot

Despite what TV tells us, serial killers are a rarity among us. Female serial killers more so. We describe four of the most notorious who have disappeared from public consciousness. The Bloody Countess -...

Character Portrait of a Serial Killer

Three features: a victim count of three or more, a break between killings and the desire to dominate and possess – these are the characteristics used to superficially classify serial killers (you can read more ...

Cyberstalking: An Introduction to a 21st Century Crime

While the act of stalking has long existed, it wasn't until the 1990s that the behaviour became criminalised. Since then, society has been propelled into an era where meeting someone new is as easy as swiping r...

Four Sociological Factors Linked to Suicide Bombers

A few months ago we travelled into the mind of a terrorist as we explored the psychoanalytical theories that seek to explain why young people get involved in these activities. You can read all about this here. ...

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