Monthly Archives: July 2014

SERIAL KILLERS: SEXUAL PREDATORS

Female Victims Andrew Urdiales College student Robbin Brandley was found dead, stabbed 41 times. Though police had many theories about the murderer’s identity, it would take 11 years and the capture of a serial killer to unravel the mystery of … Continue reading

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THE CAGING OF AMERICA

January 30 2012 Six million people are under correctional supervision in the U.S.—more than were in Stalin’s gulags. A prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the … Continue reading

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SOCIOLOGY: DEVIANCE AND CRIME

What’s the Big Deal About Deviance? As was mentioned in the culture chapter a Norm is a set of expected behaviors for a given role and social status. In most societies, the majority of people conform to the most important … Continue reading

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NEW CLUES AT THE JONBENET RAMSEY MURDER SCENE MAY SNARE THE KILLER

20 July 2012 – Her life was cut tragically short 16 years ago when she was found bound and gagged with duct tape in her parent’s basement, bludgeoned to death. But for six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, there could be new clues … Continue reading

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SERIAL KILLERS: A HOMICIDE DETECTIVE’S TAKE

1. Credentials and Interest It was during my tenure of over 20 years as a homicide Detective and Detective Sergeant with the Miami Police Department that I investigated six serial murder cases. I like to think that the experience I … Continue reading

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HOW POLICE INTERROGATION WORKS

There are “Law & Order” addicts everywhere who think they could get a perp to confess. A little glaring, some getting in the guy’s face, a revelation that his fingerprints are all over the murder weapon and voilà! He’s recounting … Continue reading

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SEX CRIMES: POLICE RESPONSE & INVESTIGATION

**Note** The following information applies specifically to United States procedure, however the majority of the text is applicable to most law-enforcement procedure in most developed nations around the globe. No other crime is handled more poorly by the criminal justice … Continue reading

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MALE ARRESTED AFTER STABBING POLICE OFFICER

Saturday August 24 2013 – The man accused of stabbing a high-ranking policeman near Geelong has a history of psychosis and should be psychiatrically assessed as soon as possible, a court has heard. Damien Power appeared at Melbourne Magistrates Court … Continue reading

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COURT HEARS OF NIKOLIC POLICE INTERVIEW CLASH

Saturday August 24 2013 – The police officer allegedly assaulted by champion jockey Danny Nikolic was a homicide detective probing Nikolic as a “person of interest” in the murder of his father-in-law, racehorse owner Les Samba, a court has heard. … Continue reading

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MOKBEL BLAMED FOR MURDER

Saturday August 24 2013 – An ex-cop suspected of organising the murders of police informer Terry Hodson and wife Christine has blamed drug boss Tony Mokbel in a new book. Former drug squad detective Paul Dale says in Disgraced: The … Continue reading

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