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Crime Traveller
Exploring true crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal mind and brain through research and psychology.
Exploring true crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal mind and brain through research and psychology.
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Looking for a new true crime podcast to listen to? My Favorite Detective Stories by experienced private criminal investigator John Hoda could be just what you’ve been searching for. Down to earth interviews with skilled professionals in crime investigation provide absorbing accounts and engaging discussion to keep you informed and entertained.
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Interfering with our brain’s natural electrical circuits by applying low current electricity through the skull is now being promoted as a non-invasive and safe method to manipulate executive cognitive functions and alter our resulting behavior.
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In the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 17, 1970, Jeffrey MacDonald’s pregnant wife and two small daughters were brutally murdered in their home in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Despite close to half a century having passed, since that cold and rainy winter night, it has remained a highly controversial case. Read the first Part of this intriguing case below and make up your own mind.....
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Loud and brash with an air of glamour, Isabella Martin's antics across California's courtrooms earned her a wild reputation. It was a reputation that continued to darken when her control over her son emerged along with the range of crimes she had forced him to commit in her name.
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If you commit a crime while involuntarily intoxicated through legally prescribed drugs, can you and should you be held criminally responsible for your actions? Self-induced intoxication by knowingly taking medication becomes complex when behaviors which follow turn criminal and a defendant blames the effects of that medication for their actions.
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True Crime Books Best Sellers April 2018
The stories told in these books, whether they are from the perspective of victims, investigators, lawyers or criminals themselves, are all true and based on fact. The text inside these pages opens up the world of human psychology and provide an opportunity to learn and gain understanding in the extremes of human behavior, most often on the darkest level that exists.
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The case of the Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker is one of the most infamous unsolved serial rape and murder cases in American history. The mystery of the man who between 1976 and 1986 carried out 12 murders, at least 45 rapes and more than 120 residential burglaries has been as frustrating as it has been haunting. The victims of this individual have waited four decades to see the man who devastated their lives brought to justice.
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Effects Of Seeing An Offender As A Victim In The Genetic Mental Disorder Defense
In a new study from the University of Missouri, researchers were interested in whether the origin of a mental disorder in a criminal offender altered how society assigns blame and punishment for their crimes. They theorized that criminal offenders, who developed a mental disorder through environmental experience such as abuse or trauma rather than genetics, would be seen by society as victims in that regard. Furthermore, researchers expected the more an environmental explanation involved intentional harm to the offender, the more sympathetic society would be.
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Mad or Bad? When Crime Met Madness and The Insanity Plea
'Mad or Bad, Crime and Insanity in Victorian Britain', published by Pen and Sword Books, provides an in-depth look at criminal behaviour and the introduction of insanity as a defence in 19th century Victorian Britain. Introducing the notion that a person could be of diseased mind at the time of committing a heinous crime, was not one well received in the British Victorian era. Emerging forensic psychologists were termed the 'alienists' facing fierce resistance in their attempts to explain criminal acts stemming from madness rather than simply badness. Author and historian David Vaughan has written an informative and factual text collating 25 fascinating case histories where the insanity plea was presented. Did mad people suffer, or did the guilty escape?
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Juror Empathy In Patricide Trials Involving Child Sexual Abuse
Stacey Lannert, Jacob Ind, Donna Marie Wisener and the Menendez brothers.... all told the story of sexual abuse taking place behind closed doors, claiming their actions in murdering their fathers, were carried out in self-defence. A research study by the University of Illinois in Chicago has examined the issue of juror empathy towards defendants on trial for the murder of their father due to sexual abuse. The researchers were interested in the effects of empathy for the teenager, the effects of defendant gender and of juror gender, hypothesising all would have influence on the jurors in whether they believed the teenager on the allegations of abuse, how responsible they felt the teenager was for the crime and in how they reached their final verdict.
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