Police Life, Real Life Crime

Criminal psychology

What is Criminal Psychology? Criminal psychology is a subsection of legal psychology that studies the psychological characteristics of the formation and development of illegal activity and the possibility of preventing it. Some of the main factors contributing to the formation of illegal consciousness are the negative impact of the social environment, pedagogical neglect and character… Continue reading Criminal psychology

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Luis Garavito (The Beast)

Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos otherwise known as “The Beast”, born on 25th January 1957, is recognized as one of the most barbaric and ruthless serial killers in history. With a body count of more than 300 individuals and nearly 150 confessions of murdering and raping innocent kids and teenagers, Luis Garavito is a name that… Continue reading Luis Garavito (The Beast)

History, Life, Real Life Crime

Birmingham

I wrote a post last year about the anniversary of the March on Selma and, in particular, how difficult I found it to see and hear how cops treated their fellow citizens in that place and time. Today, I’m again confronted with the same issue in examining the history of the civil rights movement in… Continue reading Birmingham

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FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)

The Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is part of the FBI. It is an integral component of the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC). The agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations of the United States (FBI) that appear in the series "Criminal Minds" show the work of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)… Continue reading FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU)

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Edward Gein

Born on August 27th, 1906 in the state of Wisconsin, Edward Theodore Gein, otherwise recognized as the butcher of Plainfield, is amongst the worst serial killers America has seen. So much so, the sadistic Gein has inspired many of the American horror film plots as a murderer. Apart from his murdering sprees, Edward Theodore Gein… Continue reading Edward Gein

History, Real Life Crime

Body Snatchers

The only thing a person expects after one’s death is for it to be the end of his/her body, but in earlier times, that was not always the case. Early in the 18th and 19th centuries, it became difficult to protect the bodies of the dead. A concept called ‘Body Snatching’ was in practice where… Continue reading Body Snatchers

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David Parker Ray – The Toy-box Killer

David Parker Ray is an American serial killer who is also known as the toy box killer. He is suspected of killing around 60 people from the regions of Arizona and New Mexico. However, no bodies have been found to tie him directly to the murders. He is called the toy box killer because of… Continue reading David Parker Ray – The Toy-box Killer

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Edmund Kemper – The Coed Killer

Edmund Kemper, also known as the coed killer is a killer and necrophiliac in America. He has murdered 10 people which also include his mother and his paternal grandparents. Edmund Kemper is known for his large size; he stands at 6 feet and 9 inches tall and has a very high IQ of 145. He… Continue reading Edmund Kemper – The Coed Killer