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Recovering the bodies from the Germanwings air crash in the Alps

The investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 has begun, and with it the process of locating and recovering the 150 victims, including two Australians. Answers will come later, once the blackbox data are analysed and the dual aspects of the recovery –- the aircraft and the victims -– are complete. The crash site [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Forensics|

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference?

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991), Norman Bates in Psycho (1960) and Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990). In making these characters famous, popular culture has also burned the words used to describe them into our collective [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|crime, psychopaths|

Psychology of a peadophile: why are some people attracted to children?

Having worked with police forces in Australia and the United Kingdom identifying those who sexually prey on children, people are always asking me how you can tell a paedophile from everyone else. Well, I can tell you one thing – they don’t have horns and tails. They look and act like you and me. Except [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Child abuse, Paedophilia|