UK | Profile: UK serial killers As the bodies of five dead women are found in Ipswich, Suffolk, within two weeks, fears are growing that a serial killer is on the loose. How does this compare to past serial killers in the UK? Through the late 1970s and early 80s, women in the north of England feared a killer known both as the Yorkshire Ripper and Wearside Jack. The killer, who it later emerged was a Bradford man called Peter Sutcliffe, is serving life for the murders of 13 women in West Yorkshire between 1975 and 1981. Sutcliffe, now 60, also carried out attacks on seven other women during that period. It is not known what sparked his attacks. Sutcliffe, who struck in Yorkshire and Manchester, claimed at his trial that he had heard "voices from God" telling him to go on a mission to rid the streets of prostitutes. The case only came to the attention of the national press in June 1977 when Sutcliffe claimed the life of Jayne MacDonald, a 16-year-old shop assistant who was not a prostitute.
Ballistics The History of Fingerprints Fingerprints offer a reliable means of personal identification. That is the essential explanation for fingerprints having replaced other methods of establishing the identities of persons reluctant to admit previous arrests. 1 The science of fingerprint identification 5 stands out among all other forensic sciences for many reasons, including the following: Other visible human characteristics, such as facial features, tend to change considerably with age, but fingerprints are relatively persistent. In earlier civilizations, branding or maiming were used to mark persons as criminals. Before the mid-1800s, law enforcement officers with extraordinary visual memories, so-called "camera eyes," identified previously arrested offenders by sight alone. Around 1870, French anthropologist Alphonse Bertillon devised a system to measure and record the dimensions of certain bony parts of the body. Upon investigation, there were indeed two men who looked very similar. AD 1400s - Persia 1600s 1685 - Bidloo
Teen dating violence Definition Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship. According to the United States public health authority, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of teen dating violence is often misunderstood. In a 2009 survey, the CDC reports that 9.8% of high school students in the U.S. report that they have been deliberately physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the preceding 12 months. Also, 1 in 5 women, and around 1 in 7 men, who have been a victim of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, typically experience a form of dating violence between the ages of 11 and 17. Characteristics The ages between 16 and 24 are the most susceptible to dating violence. Also, according to the CDC, one in ten teens will be physically abused between the grades of seventh through twelfth. United States Prevalence of teen dating violence
introduction Serial killers both disgust and fascinate us. Though we could never fathom commiting such heinous crimes, we nonetheless are intrigued by those who do. Yet, it should be noted that this web page is in no way designed to give "credit" or undo press to these sick and twisted people. Rather, it is an exploration of abnormal psychology, human nature, and the state of our society today. Murder Murder is defined as the willful and unlawful killing of one human being by another. Generally, murder/homicide occurs due to one of two basic motivations: the reaction murder: as an outcome of an event: a quarrel, rage, reaction to an insult, or jealousy, and the"for gain" type of murder: for monetary gains, revenge, protection of ones self, or even power. Serial Murder Serial murder is a completely different form of murder that does not fall into the two aforementioned motives of "normal" murder, if there is such a thing. More specifically, a series of killings may be classified as serial murder when:
Bloodstain Tutorial The success or failure of any criminal investigation often depends on the recognition of physical evidence left at a crime scene and the proper analysis of that evidence. Crime scenes that involve bloodshed often contain a wealth of information in the form of bloodstains. The pattern, size, shape, and the location of such stains may be very useful in the reconstruction of the events that occurred. Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: The examination of the shapes, locations and distribution patterns of bloodstains in order to provide an interpretation of the physical events by which they were created that is based on the premise that all bloodstains and bloodstain patterns are characteristic of the forces that have created them. The interpretation of bloodstain patterns found at the scene or on exhibits such as the clothing of the principles of the occurrence can be used to: Properties of Blood: A blood loss of 1.5 liters internally/externally is required to cause incapacitation.
Dating abuse Dating abuse or dating violence is defined as the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship. It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence. This abuse/violence can take a number of forms: sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking. It can include psychological abuse, emotional blackmail, sexual abuse, physical abuse and psychological manipulation. Dating violence crosses all racial, age, economic and social lines. Profiles of abuser and victim Individuals of all walks of life can find themselves in an abusive relationship. Strauss (2005) argues that while men inflict the greater share of injuries in domestic violence, researchers and society at large must not overlook the substantial minority of injuries inflicted by women.
Fingerprinting List of digital forensics tools During the 1980s, most digital forensic investigations consisted of "live analysis", examining digital media directly using non-specialist tools. In the 1990s, several freeware and other proprietary tools (both hardware and software) were created to allow investigations to take place without modifying media. This first set of tools mainly focused on computer forensics, although in recent years similar tools have evolved for the field of mobile device forensics. Computer forensics Memory forensics Memory forensics tools are used to acquire and/or analyze a computer's volatile memory (RAM). Mobile device forensics Mobile forensics tools tend to consist of both a hardware and software component. Other References
Emotional blackmail Emotional blackmail is a form of psychological manipulation. [Emotional blackmail] is "the use of a system of threats and punishment on a person by someone close to them in an attempt to control their behavior.—  Emotional blackmail... typically involves two people who have established a close personal or intimate relationship (mother and daughter, husband and wife, sister and sister, two close friends).—  When subjected to emotional blackmail, "we become the other's emotional hostage." As Jean Baudrillard puts it: "If you don't give me that, you will be responsible for my breakdown". General Types Forward and Frazier identify four blackmail types each with their own mental manipulation style: punishers - 'My way or the highway' is the punisher's motto. Borderline personality disorder According to Harriet Braiker, people with borderline personality disorder are particularly likely to use emotional blackmail. Affluenza, children and emotional blackmail