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Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
A new book highlights how a British serial killer exploited police neglect.
Predators like Ted Bundy are skilled an identifying opportunities to escape.
In a new book, a young woman comes to terms with learning that her doting father was also a serial killer.
Despite their rarity, female lust killers show us a dark side of human nature equal to male depravity.
An overview of 2018 crimes highlights extreme offenders, some with long-past connections.
At the end of 1888, a key suspect for Jack the Ripper's murders jumped into a river, leaving only hints and speculation.
Shocking deviant sexual crimes make us wonder how these offenders became this way and what we should do with them.
Screenwriter and development director edits collection of tales from Hollywood, for those who hope to get in the game.
During gloomy times, suicide songs become popular, and some offer help.
A novel from 1903, recently republished, recreates the era of Jack the Ripper, during this 130th anniversary.
The “vampire scene” has evolved, losing qualities that once permeated it.
Some serial killers make trashy art to enhance and extend their notoriety, but a few others have shown genuine talent.
A forensic biologist makes a detailed survey of the German vampire subculture.
Some killers offer to tell all, once caught, but even when they seem forthcoming, they're probably keeping some secrets.
Outdated ideas about human memory have maintained the use of hypnosis in forensic contexts; scientific research raises doubts.
An investigative historian analyzes the conditions that support the proliferation of serial killers.
As crime fans mark 130 years of Jack the Ripper, a conference accommodates an intense social network of sleuths.
When personal interest has high stakes, some serial killers up their victim numbers. We should make sure to evaluate their claims carefully.
Some killers are driven by very strange ideas.
With Todd Kohlhepp back in the news, we should consider how to improve safety in potentially dangerous situations.
A memoir from one of the founder's of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit shows psychological analysis in early cases.
Some people think it's "cool" or compassionate to write to killers behind bars, but they should recognize that there's risk as well.
We're seeing more cold-blooded predatory women in news and television media, but we still know little about what makes them tick.
Emotional investment in solving crimes where information is lacking can influence us to substitute closure for truth.
In some cases, "autobiographical leaks" in fiction helped to nail a real-life conviction.
Although the FBI has stopped using "spree killer" as a category, it still has utility in some cases.
A forensic pathologist and consulting forensic doctor demonstrates why our love of Holmes can be more damaging than productive.
The recent arrest of Joseph DeAngelo as the "Golden State Killer" reveals a life with many parallels to Dennis Rader, the "BTK Killer" of Wichita.
The primary book on psychopathy has stood the test of time and continues to be a rich source of insight.
A recent discovery of dismembered heads raises questions about older investigations.
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University and the author of 60 books.