Tracking School Shooters

Expert on school shooters offers comprehensive website as resource for anyone who might have to know about or deal with such incidents.

Ripping, Hashing and Carving: Crimes of a Digital Type

Most crimes today involve some type of digital tract. A new workbook relies on free software to introduce investigators to core competencies in this field.

Mental Maps and Cognitive Gaps

People who make judgments that affect others’ lives might not see how their own needs and biases influence their decisions.

Alert or Avert: Evaluating the Suicidal Mass Murderer

A lesson in suicide evaluation for those tasked with welfare checks might avert future acts of self-destructive mass murder.

Can You Be Conned?

During a season of gift giving and charity come plenty of scams. A new book will educate you in how to be prepared.

Lost Guys, Pig Feeders, and Dark Places

Writing about true crime from my home state was more unnerving than I'd expected. There's something about the Great Lakes and dark woods that sets up spooky business.

He Dunnit

Recent cases in the news highlight roving serial killers whose random acts had terrible ripple effects.

Dis(mis)sing Mental Illness

A lethal spree, fueled by mental illness, remains a controversial case in the legal system.

The Lure and Lore of Ghosts

When October wind picks up and evening shadows close in, many of us seek out ghost stories.

Producing TV's True Crime

Ed Hydock has been involved with true crime TV series for years, and he answers questions for viewers curious about the backstory of production.

Forensics Facts and Cold Cases

A new book from RJ Parker and Peter Vronsky offers a quick guide to forensic science and investigation.

Serial Killer Ghosts

October brings ghost stories, and among the tales of the dead who return are several serial killers.

Ghost Stories for Dogs

For Halloween, Ghosts of Gettysburg provides a unique socializing event for service pups in training.

The Tipping Point and the Serial Killer

What's it like to befriend a serial killer? Martha Elliott offers her no-holds-barred account.

Lost Girls

Reading one of Joyce Carol Oates's story collections brings a jarring sense of what people are capable of, in the form of adolescent girls.

Educated Serial Killers

Those serial killers who got college degrees tended to choose disciplines that could serve darker purposes.

A Philosopher in the Cop Shop

With today's negative focus on police, maybe hiring practices should broaden to include a philosopher or two.

The Degenerate Anthropophaginian

True crime author places Packer tale in context of cannibalism and crimes in American history.

The Bundy Effect

The Bundy Effect is the ability to create multiple impressions, fluidly and effectively, to achieve a goal.

Top 3 Tips for “Fantasy-Prone” Writers

The so-called fantasy-prone person is actually a repository of hidden talents.

How Troubled Kids are like Tornadoes

A book about tornado science mirrors concerns with juveniles for whom pressure can explode into utter destruction.

Lies, SIM Lies, and Statistics!

Simulation characters are getting more sophisticated, which is good news for investigators who want to hone their skills.

How to Separate the Facts About Psychopaths From the Myths

Psychopaths have gotten popular, but where can we find info we can trust?

All Things Murder

New edition of long-running "bible" of homicide investigation includes recent innovations and additional photos.

The Psychopath Whisperer at Work

A visit to the Mind Research Network offers an update on Kent Kiehl's work on the psychopathic brain.

Serial Killers and Bottom Feeders

New book adds details to the "Ken and Barbie" killers' case, including what happened to Karla.

Fourteen Dead Men: Link or No Link?

Recent book provides comprehensive overview of Smiley Face incidents, offering unique serial murder theory.

7 Core Values for Writers

In light of a recent business survey, I found values expressed by successful businesses that can also benefit the literary trade.

I Ain't Got no Body

A former prosecutor offers collection of U.S. homicide cases that went to trial, despite having no body.

Boys and Girls, with Guns

Dr. Peter Langman examined 48 cases of school shootings to show which assumptions are wrong and what we should actually pay attention to.

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