An Unexpected Criminal

The Unspeakable Crimes of Dr. Petiot, by Thomas Maeder Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) believed there was an association between physical characteristics and the innate tendency of individuals toward sociopathy and criminal behaviour.  Lombroso's main idea was inspired -partly- by evolutionary and genetical studies, and proposed that certain criminals had…

True Crime Addict

True Crime Addict, by James Renner When I walk into a bookstore, the first place I go is the TRUE CRIME shelves.  As a matter of fact I have a pretty strong background in criminal justice and criminology myself, I am a true crime enthusiast and a serial killer junkie. So when I saw James Renner's new book "True Crime…

Veritas Numquam Perit: When Death Talks To You

  Morgue. A Life in Death, by Dr. Vincent DiMaio and Ron Franscell Coming from ancient greek the word autopsy (αὐτοψία) -literally "to see for oneself"-  has been used since the 17th century for a surgical procedure that consists of a scrupulous examination of a dead human body to determine the cause and manner of death and…

Incarceration Nations.

A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, by Baz Dreisinger What does losing your freedom means in Africa, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, Singapore and Norway? When an English professor, criminal educator and criminal justice activist embarks on a 2 year pilgrimage to prisons around the world what you have is an…
"We could all say that we're never gonna commit a crime. But we can never guarantee that someone will never accuse us of a crime.And if that happens, then, good luck in this criminal justice system." Jerry Butin, Steven Avery's Defense Lawyer 2006-2007