Here’s the scary thing about psychopaths. We could spend a few minutes here reading all about the typical body language and speech ‘tells’, but in the end the psychopath is a master manipulator; if they want something from you, they …read more →
What really makes a murderer? In this article we take a look at some of the early behavioural patterns that have been identified in serial killers, and have a think about how these might help us to create the monsters …read more →
When we talk about serial killers in fiction (and in real life) we tend to talk in terms of ‘psychopath’ or ‘sociopath’ and, often, interchangeably. Let’s have a look at what makes them similar, but also they behave differently and …read more →
Have you ever wondered how profilers make it look so easy to find the suspect in the likes of hit US show Criminal Minds?
A police lineup or ‘identity parade’ if you are in the UK, is used for one of two reasons: to identify a suspect or to confirm a suspicion. A lineup is required only if the witness remembers characteristics about the …read more →
Way back in 1988, counselling psychologist Joel Norris described for us the typical experience of carrying out a murder from the perspective of a serial killer. He suggested that the experience can be broken down into seven distinct phases: aura, …read more →
Back in 1988 Holmes and DeBerger theorised that, a serial killer does not simply go out and murder a bunch of people: there is ALWAYS a reason. That reason may not make sense to us, and is certainly not justified …read more →