Art of a Killer
For those of you who are unfamiliar with some of the better known serial killers, John Wayne Gacy was one of the most prolific and infamous serial killers in the history of the United States. He was sentenced to death in the electric chair, which was carried out back in 1994, for the murder of 33 people. As the story goes, he could have continued for a lot longer – he was an organised killer and a sexual sadist who disposed of the bodies of his victims in the crawl space of his house. It was only when he ran out of room under his house that he started to dispose of the bodies in the local rivers, which ultimately led to his capture.
In Torment At Christmas
For the vast majority of us, the holiday season around Christmas and New Years Eve is a time to have fun, drink, socialise and catch up with close friends and family, but for some unlucky people out there, it can be a time to dwell and remember those that are not around. While those that lose a loved one through ‘conventional’ means are able to grieve and obtain a certain level of closure there will always be the families and friends of people that have simply gone missing – there is no closure, no grieving, no certainty for these people. While we here at CrimePsych wish everybody a happy and safe Christmas and New Years, our hearts go out to those individuals who live with this reality day in and day out. Stay strong, never give up and we hope you see your loved ones again soon.
For those of you that frequent our site, it will come as no surprise to you that we have expanded the articles we were/are planning to write. We had always planned on running two individual websites – one dedicated to case files and forensics (
lifetakers.com) and one dedicated to the psychology of killers and general abnormal psychological disorders (
bloodsoaked-memories.com). This has proved harder to do than expected; in saying that, we have decided to merge both websites as we hadn’t even begun adding content to the second, and given the amount of time, effort, money and coding/design involved in ‘re-inventing the wheel’ we have decided to simply alter this website slightly and start adding the content here instead.
Crime Scene Basics – First Responder & Forensics
The various forensic disciplines may run a vast number of tests once evidence has been collected from a crime scene but there is an immense amount of work that needs to be conducted before they get to this stage. This article will focus on those procedures and the job of first responders, whether they are police, paramedics or other emergency services, as well as the roles of crime scene investigators once they are called out.