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Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
An unsolved double homicide provides complex threads for a paranormal investigation.
Does the new Bundy film miss the true psychology of this serial killer?
Some criminal cases defy our stereotype of submissive women who only reluctantly participate in violent acts.
A true crime author offers twisted tale of remorseless lovers who evade the law—but only for so long.
People generally think of serial killers as psychopaths with no feelings. However, those with kids might care—or might not.
A forensic psychiatrist and a forensic psychologist team up to offer a comprehensive evaluation of extreme acts of evil behavior.
A criminal psychologist tackles a wide range of behaviors that we consider deviant or downright evil, using science to make us re-examine our ideas.
Predatory serial killers like Ted Bundy and Dennis Rader are natural actors because they've honed the process of living double. What's their secret?
A new book highlights how a British serial killer exploited police neglect.
Predators like Ted Bundy are skilled an identifying opportunities to escape.
In a new book, a young woman comes to terms with learning that her doting father was also a serial killer.
Despite their rarity, female lust killers show us a dark side of human nature equal to male depravity.
An overview of 2018 crimes highlights extreme offenders, some with long-past connections.
At the end of 1888, a key suspect for Jack the Ripper's murders jumped into a river, leaving only hints and speculation.
Shocking deviant sexual crimes make us wonder how these offenders became this way and what we should do with them.
Screenwriter and development director edits collection of tales from Hollywood, for those who hope to get in the game.
During gloomy times, suicide songs become popular, and some offer help.
A novel from 1903, recently republished, recreates the era of Jack the Ripper, during this 130th anniversary.
The “vampire scene” has evolved, losing qualities that once permeated it.
Some serial killers make trashy art to enhance and extend their notoriety, but a few others have shown genuine talent.
A forensic biologist makes a detailed survey of the German vampire subculture.
Some killers offer to tell all, once caught, but even when they seem forthcoming, they're probably keeping some secrets.
Outdated ideas about human memory have maintained the use of hypnosis in forensic contexts; scientific research raises doubts.
An investigative historian analyzes the conditions that support the proliferation of serial killers.
As crime fans mark 130 years of Jack the Ripper, a conference accommodates an intense social network of sleuths.
When personal interest has high stakes, some serial killers up their victim numbers. We should make sure to evaluate their claims carefully.
Some killers are driven by very strange ideas.
With Todd Kohlhepp back in the news, we should consider how to improve safety in potentially dangerous situations.
A memoir from one of the founder's of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit shows psychological analysis in early cases.
Some people think it's "cool" or compassionate to write to killers behind bars, but they should recognize that there's risk as well.
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University and the author of 60 books.