Forensic

Scanning For Psychopaths

A recent finding by Dirk et al. (2016) used brain scans to show how a combination of individual traits function differently in criminals. Specifically, a strong focus on reward and…

12 Year Old Lifer

The documentary of the 12 year old lifer is available on 4oD. Below is a brief overview. “April 2010, in Indiana, USA, 12-year-old Paul Gingerich helped his friend, 15-year-old Colt Lundy,…

The Criminal Profiling Illusion

How much can a criminal profiler really tell us about a criminals thoughts and what they’re thinking before they commit a crime? According to Snook et al, not a lot!…

The Jigsaw Man: Paul Britton

For all you aspiring forensic and criminal psychologists out there, if you’re looking for a bit of summer reading, I’d highly recommend The Jigsaw Man. In a nutshell, its a detective…

Educating The Attorney

A new article correctly states that 25% of overturned cases (likely by DNA) were false confessions that lead to a conviction, then asks if if judges and juries understand how to…