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Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Some serial killers record their horrific deeds in writing, which often hurts them when they're caught.
What draws us to places where people have done violent things to others?
Female psychopaths blessed with beauty turn it into a tool that enhances their domination of others.
When serial killers confess, it's unclear when they're telling the truth or just having fun.
Some sexual practices increase the risk of exposure, arrest, or even death.
Some children who harbor homicidal thoughts toward their parents set plans in motion. It's rare, but still frightening.
A recent crime story about a man who asked to be locked up brings up similar cases of killers with guilt complexes.
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.
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., is a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University and the author of 60 books.