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Forensics For Dummies, 2nd Edition Coming Soon

 

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Just got the new cover for Forensics For Dummies, 2nd Edition.

It will be released from Wiley on 2-29-16

Pre-Order now

 

Sisters in Crime Forensics Day Coming 1-24-16

Join Dennis Palumbo, David Putnam, and me for the Orange County Chapter of Sisters in Crime’s annual Forensics Day. It’ll be a fun afternoon as we dig into what makes the bad guys (and gals) do what they do.

Details:

Orange County Sisters in Crime Forensics Day
Dennis Palumbo, David Putnam, and DP Lyle
“What Makes Your Bad Guys Tick? Dark Motivations and Heinous Acts
Sunday, January 24th, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618

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Forensics Fest 16 flyer

 

Jack The Ripper Identified?

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A new book titled Naming Jack The Ripper by Russell Edwards presents information that the author feels solves the famous Jack The Ripper case. The five murder-mutilations that occurred in London’s East End during 1888 have baffled criminologists for over a century. Several suspects have been identified but none have been proven to be the real Ripper. So who is Jack? According to Edwards, it’s Aaron Kosminski, a Polish immigrant who had “mental issues,” was 23 years old at the time of the killings, and who ultimately died in an insane asylum many years later at the age of 53. He never confessed or anything convenient like that, but he has long been one to the prime suspects.

So is he really Jack? Maybe. Here are some articles. Make up your own mind.

Daily Mail UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746321/Jack-Ripper-unmasked-How-amateur-sleuth-used-DNA-breakthrough-identify-Britains-notorious-criminal-126-years-string-terrible-murders.html

Independent UK: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/has-jack-the-rippers-identity-really-been-revealed-using-dna-evidence-9717036.html

Mirror UK: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jack-ripper-murder-mystery-solved-4177665

 

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Crime and Science Radio: Deadly Doctors, Killer Nurses and other Medical Miscreants

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Join Jan Burke and I for a lively interview with Bea Yorker. We will delve into the very odd and not all that rare Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome as well as healthcare professionals who commit serial murders.

 

BIO: Beatrice Crofts Yorker is the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Los Angeles where CSULA’s forensic science program is located. She is renowned for her own research into Munchausen By Proxy, her landmark study of medical serial killers, and her publications on other topics that bring law, psychology, medicine, and ethics together.

 

LISTEN: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/suspensemagazine/2014/03/09/crime-and-science-radio-with-special-guest-bea-yorker

 

LINKS:

Medicine Net: Munchausen Syndrome: http://www.medicinenet.com/munchausen_syndrome/article.htm

Munchausen Syndrome, Cleveland Clinic: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/factitious_disorders/hic_munchausen_syndrome.aspx

Munchausen By Proxy: Cleveland Clinic: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/factitious_disorders/hic_munchausen_syndrome_by_proxy.aspx

Kid’s Health: Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome: http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/munchausen.html

Medicine Net: Munchausen By Proxy: http://www.medicinenet.com/munchausen_syndrome_by_proxy/article.htm

Angels of Death: The Doctors: Crime Library: http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/weird/doctors/index_1.html

Angels of Death: The Female Nurses: Crime Library: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/angels/female_nurses/index.html

Angels of Death: The Male Nurses: Crime Library: http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/angels/male_nurses/index.html

Serial Murder By Healthcare Professionals by BC Yorker, et al: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17199622

Serial Murder By Healthcare Professionals by BC Yorker, et al: As PDF File: http://www.chem.sc.edu/analytical/chem107/tox/chem107_toxarticle.pdf

Psychology Today: The Medical Murder Club: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-equation/201206/the-medical-murder-club

 

 

CRIME AND SCIENCE RADIO: Dr. Katherine Ramsland Interview: The Devil’s Dozen: What Makes the Bad Guys Tick?

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1-4-13: Dr. Katherine Ramsland Interview: The Devil’s Dozen: What Makes the Bad Guys Tick?

Join DP Lyle and Dr. Katherine Ramsland for a discussion of bad guys, who they are, what they do, and why they do what they do. Several cases from her excellent book THE DEVIL’S DOZEN will be discussed.

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LISTENhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/suspensemagazine/2013/10/22/crime-and-science-radio–the-devils-dozen

LINKS:

Katherine Ramsland Website: http://www.katherineramsland.com/Katherineramsland/Welcome.html

Katherine Ramsland Blog: http://www.katherineramsland.com/Katherineramsland/Blog.html

Psychology Today: Shadow Boxing: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/shadow-boxing

BOOK LINKS:

The Devil’s Dozen: How Cutting-Edge Forensics Took Down 12 Notorious Serial Killers: http://www.amazon.com/The-Devils-Dozen-Cutting-Edge-Forensics/dp/0425226034

The Sex Beast (new): http://www.amazon.com/The-Beast-Crimescape-Katherine-Ramsland-ebook/dp/B00FJCJ938/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1381940721&sr=1-1&keywords=sex+beast+ramsland

The Ivy League Killer: http://www.amazon.com/The-Ivy-League-Killer-Crimescape-ebook/dp/B007W2E05U/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1381940776&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=Ivey+League+Killer+ramsland

The Mind of a Murderer: http://www.amazon.com/The-Mind-Murderer-Privileged-Violence-ebook/dp/B007JI68XO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1381940839&sr=1-1&keywords=Mind+of+a+Murderer

ARTICLE LINKS:

Evil, Part One: Its Manifestations: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psychology/evil1/1.html

Evil, Part Two: The Heart of Darkness-Reframing Evil: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psychology/evil2/1.html

Criminal Profiling: Part 1 History and Method: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/profiling/history_method/index.html

Profiling, Interactive: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/profiling/profiling_2/index.html

Criminal Profiling: the Reality Behind the Myth: http://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug04/criminal.aspx

Geographic Profiling: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/profiling/geographic/1.html

Offender Profiling, Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offender_profiling

Female Offenders, Crime Library: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psychology/female_offenders/1.html

Women Who Kill, Part 1: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/women/women1/1.html

Women Who KIll, Part 2: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/women/women_killers2/1.html

Arthur Shawcross, the Genessee River Strangler: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/predators/shawcross/river_6.html

Necrophiles, The Crime Library: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/notorious/necrophiles/index_1.html

Bite Marks as Evidence to Convict: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/forensics/bitemarks/1.html

Haunted Crime Scenes: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/haunted_crimescenes/1.html

Team Killers: Male: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/partners/team_male/1.html

Forensic Toxicology: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/forensics/toxicology/index.html

Sex Slaves: The Psychology of Mastery: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/sexual_assault/sex_slaves/1_index.html

The Vampire Killers: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/weird/vampires/1.html

Serial Killer Groupies: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psychology/s_k_groupies/index.html

Stalkers: The Psychological Terrorist: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psychology/stalkers/1.html

 

Dr. Michael Welner on Mass Shooters

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My friend forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner speaks on the psychology that drives mass shooters:

http://forensicpanel.com/media_center/analysis_of_issues.html?news_id=22926

 

Albert Did It

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For years, controversy has surrounded the famous Boston Strangler case. Albert DeSalvo, who was killed in prison in 1973, confessed to around a dozen murders, then recanted. One of the cases at the center of the controversy was the murder of 19-year-old Mary Sullivan. Many felt Albert was responsible; others said no. The controversy can now be put to rest.

 

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The Boston Police Crime Lab tested DNA obtained from Mary’s remains and then using Familial DNA techniques compared it with a fraternal nephew of DeSalvo’s. The results suggested that a relative of the nephew’s could be the killer. That is, it could be Albert. This was enough probable cause to obtain an exhumation order to retrieve Albert’s DNA. A match was then made between his DNA and that found in the corpse of Mary Sullivan.

Albert did it.

Familial DNA also played a role in the identification of the Grim Sleeper as Lonnie Franklin

 
 
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