Criminal Minds

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. ...

Is the Insanity Defense Just Plain Madness?

"If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime, the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault." Whether these words spoken by Wall Stree...

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