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Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
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Outdated ideas about human memory have maintained the use of hypnosis in forensic contexts; scientific research raises doubts.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.
Many mass murder incidents show the influence of previous mass murderers, fueled largely by social media.
With more focus on cold cases, investigators have added more to the victim tolls of convicted serial killers.
In this 130th anniversary year of Jack the Ripper, an author collects the suspects in one place.
New book offers definitive account of America's most notorious female serial killer.
The Great Plains witnessed numerous murders in spots where strangers exploited isolation and need.
Mindhunter's Edmund Kemper, an incarcerated serial killer, once sought to revise his own narrative.
The question that students ask me most often about serial killers cannot be answered as easily as they hope.
Recent case linked to Robert Black highlights book about him.
Creative insight can come from unexpected places, including perspectives different from your own.
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University and the author of 60 books.