Articles

  • Timothy McVeigh: from idealistic youth to domestic terrorist

    Timothy McVeigh is one of the most infamous domestic terrorists in United States history. His act of violence in Oklahoma City in 1995 not only destroyed a building but also shattered a nation's sense of security. McVeigh is an example…
  • Ed Gein

    The inspiration behind the legends of horror cinema Ed Gein, by any definition of a civilized culture, was a deeply disturbed individual. This man, clearly in the relentless grip of mental illness, committed horrible, despicable, and indescribable acts on both…
  • Teories of criminology: Integrated theories

    Integrated theories in criminology represent a significant advancement by synthesizing elements from multiple existing theories to provide a more comprehensive understanding of crime and deviance. These theories aim to bridge gaps and limitations of single-factor explanations, offering a multifaceted approach…
  • Theories of criminology: Postmodern criminology

    Postmodern criminology questions traditional assumptions of criminology, emphasizing language, power, and social constructs in understanding crime and justice. This essay explores its origins, key authors, core ideas, impact, and crime prevention strategies. Origins of Postmodern Criminology Intellectual Foundations Postmodern criminology…
  • Theories of criminology: Contemporary theories

    Contemporary theories in criminology encompass a diverse range of perspectives that build upon and refine earlier criminological frameworks. These theories reflect advancements in technology, interdisciplinary approaches, and a more nuanced understanding of crime and deviance in modern society. This essay…
  • Theories of criminology: Critical theories

    Critical theories in criminology seek to understand the interconnectedness of power, inequality, and crime. These theories challenge traditional perspectives that often overlook societal structures and power dynamics as influential factors in crime and the criminal justice system. This essay explores…
  • Theories of criminology: Sociological theories

    Sociological theories of criminology focus on understanding the social and environmental contexts in which crime occurs, diverging from the individual-focused perspectives of classical and positivist criminologies. These theories argue that crime is a social phenomenon influenced by cultural norms, social…
  • Theories of criminology: Positivist theories

    Positivist theories in criminology mark a significant departure from the classical school, shifting the focus from rational choice and free will to scientific methodologies and determinism. Developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, positivist theories emphasize that criminal…
  • Criminology theories: the Classical School

    Origins of the Classical School The Classical School of Criminology emerged during the Enlightenment period (17th to 18th centuries) in Europe, characterized by a growing emphasis on reason, individualism, and scientific rationality. This era saw significant philosophical and scientific advancements…
  • The History of Rodney Alcala

    Appearance on The Dating Game (1978) In September 1978, Rodney Alcala appeared as a winning contestant on the television show "The Dating Game." This revamped show featured suggestive tones, and Alcala, with his long hair, leisure suit, gold chain, and…
  • Charles Manson: Cult Leader

    The story unfolds in the quiet and secluded canyons above Beverly Hills, specifically on Cielo Drive. This setting provided a stark contrast to the bustling and glamorous atmosphere of Hollywood, allowing residents a sense of privacy and tranquillity. It was…
  • The disturbing story of Richard Ramirez

    Richard Ramirez, infamously known as the Night Stalker, has left an indelible mark on Los Angeles and the world through his heinous series of crimes. His story is not only one of terror but also of psychological complexity, fueled by…
  • Cause of death analysis in forensic anthropology

    In forensic anthropology, the analysis of the cause of death is a crucial aspect that helps to unravel the circumstances surrounding an individual's demise. By examining skeletal remains, forensic anthropologists can deduce not just how a person died, but also…
  • Main differences between a suicide hanging and a faked homicide

    In the dimness of a Victorian attic, the body of an individual is found suspended from the beams. At first glance, the body shows no initial signs of decomposition, suggesting a recent event. As one draws closer, the absence of…
  • Rex Heuermann Unmasking

    The Long Island Serial Killer The case of Rex A. Heuermann stands as a chilling reminder of the hidden dangers that lurk within society. Heuermann, accused of a series of heinous serial murders, has captured the public's attention not just…
  • The story of Robert Hansen: the butcher

    In the annals of American criminal history, few stories reach as deep into the heart of wilderness and human depravity as that of Robert Hansen. Known as the "Baker Butcher", Hansen transformed the Alaskan frontier, often idealised for its pristine…
  • Myths about serial killers

    Serial killings have a vast history and global presence that extend beyond American culture. The study of these crimes began in the 19th century, notably by Dr. Richard von Krafft-Ebing in his work Psychopathia Sexualis. Despite their infrequency, accounting for…
  • Jalisco New Generation Cartel

    The Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) has evolved from a minor faction into Mexico's leading criminal organization, posing significant challenges to security both nationally and internationally. This essay delves into the methodology underlying the rise of the CJNG, focusing on…
  • Violence and militarisation in Guerrero

    Guerrero, one of Mexico's most emblematic states, has been the scene of a complex interplay of factors that have led to an environment of violence and militarisation with a profound social impact on its communities. Guerrero: Historical and Geopolitical Context…
  • Nitazenes: synthetic opioids more potent than fentanyl

    The emergence and impact of Nitazenes in the illicit drug market Nitazenes, a class of synthetic opioids, were originally developed in the 1950s with the intention of being used as pain relievers. However, they never received approval for marketing for…
  • Top 10 AI solutions for crime in Mexico

    An Introduction to the Current Issues in Mexico Mexico's battle against organized crime and various forms of illegal activities poses a complex challenge that deeply affects its society, economy, and governance. Positioned at the nexus between North America and Central…
  • Religious beliefs in radicalisation processes

    In exploring the terrain of religious radicalization and its underpinnings, the lines between sacred and religious violence often blur, presenting a significant challenge for empirical research. Cavanaugh compellingly argues that not only is this delineation challenging, but the rigid categorization…
  • An introduction to environmental criminology

    Environmental criminology emerges as a crucial field of study focused on environmental crimes and broader damages to the environment, adopting a "green" perspective towards ecological justice, environmental legislation, and criminality that affects both the natural environment and non-human species. This…
  • Explore South America’s safest destinations by 2024

    South America stands as a landscape of contrasts where natural beauty, historical treasures, and vibrant cultural diversity weave together, enticing travelers with its rich array of attractions. From the dense Amazon jungle to the colorful celebrations of Brazil's Carnival, the…