I recently had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with Louise Delahunty, PG DipCOT, founder of Psychopathy Awareness and Harm Reduction Coaching (PAHRC). Louise is a mental health occupational therapist, coach and acupuncturist by background, trained under psychopathologist Sandra Brown M.A. in coaching survivors of psychopaths. PAHRC works to raise awareness of the impact […]
Jodi Arias was back in court today. The lawyers argued over whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during the retrial of her sentencing. The hearing was not open to the public.
18-year-old Isabella Yun-Mi Guzman was arrested and charged last week with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing her mother 79 times in the face and in the neck.
I’m beginning my preparations for a new class in which we will be studying the “worst of the worst” offenders. It will focus on the people who have committed the most heinous crimes. One of the first contenders is Robert William “Willie” Pickton.
Dr. Michael Stone is the creator of a 22-point “Graduations of Evil” scale. If you’re a fan of the Investigation Discovery channel, you may have seen him featured on episodes of the show “Most Evil.” He is a forensic psychiatrist and a professor at Columbia University.
I just finished watching the HBO documentary called “The Cheshire Murders.” Some documentaries make a strong impression and this is one of them.
I am writing this article in response to the many talking heads on TV, who are attempting to answer the question “why did Travis stay with Jodi?” and the question “what hold did Jodi have over Travis?”
This case is fascinating. I’ve never seen anyone quite like Jodi before. One aspect of her testimony that was particularly prominent today was how proud she appeared to be when discussing the men in her life who she felt wronged her. She seemed to believe that she was justified in her confrontation of them. She acted […]
Today was the second day of the cross examination of Ms. Arias. She again spent the entire day on the stand. She was difficult and argumentative, just as she was on her first day of cross examination. She did not smirk today. Perhaps she was warned about that by her attorneys. The prosecutor was better on to her “words games” […]
I have noticed that many people have landed on my website by searching a variation of this phrase/question: “Is Jodi Arias schizophrenic?”
For the seventh time, Mark David Chapman was up for parole in the killing of John Lennon. Recently, the State of New York released a transcript from his parole hearing in August 2012. Mark David Chapman shot and killed John Lennon in 1980. Below are a few highlights from the hearing taken verbatim from the […]
There has been little in-depth research about female serial murderers, perhaps because compared to males, there are relatively few. It has been estimated that 83% of serial killers are male (90% of murderers are male). This article highlights some of what is known about female serial murderers and it is based on the research of Elizabeth […]
Dave Cullen, author of the New York Times bestseller Columbine was part of a roundtable discussion this morning on MSNBC with Chris Hayes. The topic was the media coverage of the latest mass shooting. When conducting research for his book, Cullen reviewed the early news reports regarding the “facts” about the two shooters, Eric Harris […]
In light of what many are calling the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, you will likely be hearing many reports about the clinical and psychological status of the shooter. At this time, there have been no reports about his clinical or psychological status but mental health professionals have been speculating about it in the […]
The FBI has made thousands of files available in an online resource called The Vault. There is a great deal of interesting information in The Vault. A file called “Threats To Members Of Congress -2003″ revealed 58 threats. Here are examples of some of those incidents. Victims: John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Edward Kennedy, and Joseph Lieberman […]