Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

What makes serial killers tick?

“It was an urge. … A strong urge, and the longer I let it go the stronger it got, to where I was taking risks to go out and kill people — risks that normally, according to my little rules of operation, I wouldn’t take because they could lead to arrest.” — Edmund Kemper

Born to run: Inside the mind of the barefoot burglar

An in-depth look at Colton Harris-Moore’s troubled childhood and the motivations behind his outrageous crime spree.

Forensics & Investigation: The art of forensic psychology

A man stabs his wife to death while sleepwalking; a girl claims she was held captive inside a box for seven years; a mother stones her children to death on God’s command. These are only some examples of the types of cases into which a forensic psychologist may be brought, for anything from assessment to testimony to treatment.

The Rapist You Know

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, stranger rape accounts for only one third of all rapes committed. Approximately 65% of all sexual assaults are committed by acquaintances, and are only reported about one third of the time. The sad truth is, a man you know is the most likely man to rape you.

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