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Justice & Punishment

Double-Edged Sword of the Genetic Defense
9 months ago

Double-Edged Sword of the Genetic Defense

Introducing evidence at trial that a defendant has a genetic predisposition to violent behaviour is becoming a tactic more commonly used by defense attorneys. Known as the ‘genetic defense’ it …
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The Murder of 12-Year-Old Stephanie Crowe
9 months ago

The Murder of 12-Year-Old Stephanie Crowe

On the morning of 21 January 1998, a family of Escondido, California awoke and discovered the most horrifying and unbelievable scene. 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe, the middle child of three, was …
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The Criminal Forensic Web of Identical Twins
9 months ago

The Criminal Forensic Web of Identical Twins

Identical twins have always fascinated us. We can’t help but be intrigued by two people who look the same, act the same, dress the same. There are tales of cute …
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The Wrongful Conviction of Gloria Killian
10 months ago

The Wrongful Conviction of Gloria Killian

The case of Gloria Killian is a complex one of tangled relationships, deception and injustice. Being arrested and locked up for a crime you did not commit on the testimony …
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Inside Alcatraz: The Inescapable Prison
10 months ago

Inside Alcatraz: The Inescapable Prison

Alcatraz or ‘The Rock’ was designed to be the ultimate prison. Lock up all the really bad guys in one solid isolated prison, separate them from other prisoners and break …
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Faye Copeland: Willing Murderess or Coerced Accomplice?
10 months ago

Faye Copeland: Willing Murderess or Coerced Accomplice?

On 1 November 1990, the trial of 69-year-old Faye Copeland began at Livingston County Courthouse in Chillicothe, Missouri. This elderly mother and grandmother was charged with five counts of murder …
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New Charges for British Killer Mark Dixie
10 months ago

New Charges for British Killer Mark Dixie

Mark Dixie is currently serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 34 years for the brutal murder of teenage model Sally Anne Bowman in 2005 in South London. …
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Father Charged with Murder 5 Years After Teen Son Disappeared
10 months ago

Father Charged with Murder 5 Years After Teen Son Disappeared

The father of a 13-year-old boy who disappeared in November 2012 has been arrested and charged with his murder in La Planta County, Colorado. Dylan Redwine was visiting his father …
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Dying to Confess
10 months ago

Dying to Confess

Angus Sinclair, otherwise known as the ‘World’s End Killer,’ has been behind bars in Scotland since 1982. A dangerous and prolific sexual predator, he is believed to have killed at …
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The Murder of Amanda Duffy: A Case of Not Proven
10 months ago

The Murder of Amanda Duffy: A Case of Not Proven

This year marks 25 years since the battered and mutilated body of 19-year-old Amanda Duffy was found on a patch of wasteland in Hamilton, just outside Glasgow. She had been …
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