Hooked on Homicide

Is it possible for someone to become addicted to killing? Here's what crime experts, soldiers, and serial killers say.

Sexual Harassment

It's 2017, so why are we still talking about sexual harassment? Here's how to talk to the person who needs it the most.
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Munchausen by Proxy or Con Artist Mom?

The tragic story of Gypsy and Dee Blanchare is set to air as an HBO documentary on May 15. Here's a look at the law and psychology behind a case of medical child abuse and murder.
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Which Is "Crazier?"

How does a forensic psychologist tease out the mind of a criminal defendant at the time he committed it? Debunking one myth - and investigating one source - at a time.

Split Decisions in the Courtroom

The movie Split has brought Dissociative Identity Disorder back into the spotlight. Here's how this controversial diagnosis plays out in the courtroom.

From Mice to Men?

A recent rash of animal killings in Canada have raised new questions about a budding serial killer. Do serial killers target animals first? Here's what the research says.

Serial Killers in 2016

What can we learn from an overview of serial killers in 2016? Let's take a look at the new faces of serial murder.

Delusional or Dissident?

Can hate crimes be fueled by mental illness? Here's what the evidence says.
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3 Tips to Stay Safe When an Ex Becomes a Stalker

When a stalker is a former lover, the victim must be aware of the psychological blind spots that can increase her risk.

Hunting the Japanese Hospital Serial Killer

A serial killer is stalking senior citizens at a Japanese hospital. What kind of person would do this?
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"You're My Celebrity Soulmate"

When does a fan become a foe? When the pseudo-intimacy of social media is mistaken for a real relationship.

Mental Illness and Violence

The psychotic killer may make a great Halloween costume, but in real life, they're surprisingly rare.
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Why Is Someone Burning Homeless Men in San Diego?

A serial killer in San Diego is setting fire to homeless men. Why?
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Have You Ever Wished Someone Was Dead?

Many of us have wished someone would die or disappear when we're angry. But how common is it to actually fantasize about committing murder?
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Dangerous Lies

Are there some secrets worth killing for? For two men leading double lives, the answer was yes.
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Let's Pretend You're Sick

The psyche of parents who fake their child's illness
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Understanding Serial Animal Abusers

What exactly is the relationship between animal cruelty and violence towards humans? A look at serial animal abusers sheds light on this complex relationship.

The Psychology of Murder for Hire

It's pretty common to fantasize about a loved one's demise when we're in the throes of anger, hurt or desperation. But it takes a special person, to put those thoughts into action
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The Death of Munchausen by Proxy (Part 2)

Medical child abuse is rare but it happens. Pediatricians who suspect it must balance the safety needs of the child against the risk of a false accusation.
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The Men Who Murdered Halloween

Halloween has thrilled trick or treaters for years and terrified parents for just as long. What if your child bites into an apple with a razor blade inside or trips out on an Ecstasy-laced Pixie Stixx? Are there real boogeymen just waiting for Halloween to do their evil deeds? The answer might surprise you.
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The Death of Munchausen by Proxy

It's time for the term Munchausen by proxy to die a timely death in terms of its use in medical child abuse allegations and for investigators to focus on the impact on the child rather than the intent of the parent.
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You're Not My Real Mother (Part 2)

Capgras sufferers who murder a family member don't believe they are committing a crime or are harming someone they love. In fact, their motive is often to save the world — or themselves — from evil or to somehow "rescue" their loved one from an imposter.
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You're Not My Real Mother (Part 1)

What if the person closest to you suddenly felt like a different person? Individuals suffering from Capgras delusions believe that a loved one has been replaced by an imposter. Here's why.
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Dangerous Daydreams

What do future serial killers think about before they kill someone? In the beginning, not much more than many traumatized children.

Million Dollar Baby

Ever since it has been possible for parents to buy life insurance on their children, a few parents have traded diapers for dollars.
Cat Fights

Cat Fights

When girls kill each other, it's often to protect a relationship or a reputation.
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Partners in Crime

When two people kill together, one often leads and the other follows. But how does the dynamic begin? Are they both destined for crime or does one corrupt the other?

Babysitters from Hell

It is rare for a nanny or babysitter to kill a child s/he is hired to love and protect. This fact is little consolation for the families who live through it.
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Serial Killing For Cash

Serial killers for profit may start out with money in mind but may wind up addicted to the psychological payoff.

Warning Signs of Dangerous Relationships

A dangerous relationship is one that, from the very beginning, is not what is seems. In most relationships that lead to heartache or worse, there are warning signs early on; the trouble is that sometimes our need for a relationship trumps our willingness to see the truth.

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