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Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
In the wake of serial killers coming up for possible release, some offspring have opposed it. Their response is just one of a variety of ways that daughters react.
A bizarre case from nearly 30 years ago leaves four murders unsolved and a possible killer eluding justice.
Effective teamwork contributes to a unique reality show.
Some predators with the intention to harm match their ruse to a potential victim's desire; posing as professional photographers has worked in several contexts.
Signature analysis for serial murder shows the utility of learning about the style and function of knots.
A filmmaker with a talent for finding primary documents offers a comprehensive collection for John Wayne Gacy.
Some women cite cinematic inspiration for their violent acts.
There's a notion that serial killers have privileged knowledge about criminal minds and can provide unique assistance with an investigation. Is it true?
An author explores the multiple suspects and investigations in a 1969 New Jersey double homicide.
The experts in Bundy's Florida murder trials have been fully covered; lesser known are those who testified in Utah.
An updated book about a favorite Ripper suspect shows much more about his family's coverup.
Perceptual shifts, explained by cognitive psychologists, are illustrated by a police officer's experience of a shooting incident.
The case of a pre-Bundy serial killer in Seattle gets a fully illustrated treatment in a new book.
Should you hide your work-in-progress or expose it? There are pros and cons to both.
When a serial killer leaves prison, we're understandably nervous about their future behavior. Can we predict what they'll do?
Looking back, this decade has seen more mass murders, some unique serial killers, and some stunning domestic crimes.
This was the year of mass shootings, but predators also grabbed headlines.
A survivor of Ted Bundy's attack in the Chi Omega house uses her trauma to offer advice and hope to others.
Those who call themselves real vampires today have become more community-minded.
Psychopathic depictions in media influence how they're viewed in the legal system and on social media.
A new book looks at a range of female offenders, from serial killers to human traffickers to terrorists.
Some girls are taking their devotion to serial killers into very dark territory.
Tours of crime sites are becoming increasingly popular and more plentiful.
The early days for the FBI's "Psych Squad" relied on a few good men.
Some serial killers fixate on incidents that made them feel powerless. We should devote more research to how shame affects sense of self in persons at risk for violence.
A rare motive for serial murder involves killing others for supernatural favors.
Some serial killers record their horrific deeds in writing, which often hurts them when they're caught.
What draws us to places where people have done violent things to others?
Female psychopaths blessed with beauty turn it into a tool that enhances their domination of others.
When serial killers confess, it's unclear when they're telling the truth or just having fun.
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University and the author of 60 books.