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From ancient Rome through the Dark Ages to the burgeoning West to the open highways of urban America, from the unconscionable exploits of French religious zealot Gilles de Rais to such all-American monsters as Jeffrey Dahmer and Aileen Wournos, Katherine Ramsland makes an eye-opening case for the existence of serial killers throughout time, and offers a complete chronological record of the serial-killer phenomenon-as well as the parallel development of psychology, forensic science, and FBI profiling in the serial killer's evolving manifestation throughout human history. THE HUMAN PREDATOR-A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE OF SERIAL MURDER AND FORENSIC INVESTIGATION-Katherine Ramsland
Dr. Katherine Ramsland wades through the heavy fog surrounding the“Moors Murders”: a series of high-profile child killings committed by Scottish sadist Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Kim Cresswell churns the stomach with her unbelievable account of the atrocities committed by Fred and Rosemary West Carol Anne Davis looks at one of the greatest abuses of police power in English history: the entrapment of Colin Stagg for the 1992 ripper-style murder of blonde beauty Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common. Meanwhile, the real killer, Robert Napper, was already confined to Broadmoor asylum for the 1993 evisceration murder of Samantha Bisset and the rape and deadly suffocation of her infant daughter. To top it all off, Edgar-Award winning author Burl Barer makes his SKQ debut, lending his highly original voice to an intriguing re-examination of the murders ascribed to “Yorkshire Ripper” Peter Sutcliffe, and the phenomenon of homicidal fame.
Robert J. Hoshowsky, Aaron Elliott, and Kim Cresswell also look at three comparably notorious historical London slayers in their pieces on creepy old John Christie, “Acid Bath Vampire” John George Haigh, and Jack the Ripper suspect and bride poisoner George Smith. SERIAL KILLER QUARTERLY-Lee Mellor
Blood & Ghosts: Paranormal Forensics Investigators by Katherine Ramsland and Mark Nesbitt What if forensic and paranormal investigation deliberately crossed paths? Can forensics aid ghost hunters, and might ghost hunters who use these tools one day assist in the cause of justice? Examining documented tales of ghosts and murder, police psychics, and researching scientific experiments from the past, as well as conducting a few of their own, Katherine Ramsland, a forensics expert, and Mark Nesbitt, a paranormal investigator, explore the answers to these questions within the pages of "Blood & Ghosts". Forensics is an applied science and many of its sub-disciplines have a kinship with ghost hunting: its tools and technology were devised to record and analyze evidence or behavior. Given this shared approach to solving mysteries, it makes sense to see how these disciplines could be brought together. From missing persons to mass and serial murder, it’s time to use all of our best resources to solve crimes.
About Stacey Honowitz
After graduating from Nova SouthEastern University Law School in South Florida, she headed straight to the Broward County State Attorney's Office. She wanted to work in that office because"you cannot beat the experience of being in trial and facing all of the different challenges that might come your way." The woman that enjoys a challenge says that after being hired "you are immediately thrown into trial work and have to learn to think on your feet." She loved it then, and still does, which is why she rejects offers every now and then to go into private practice. She moved up quickly in the office, heading to the Special Unit of Sex Crimes and Child Abuse, where she currently acts a Supervisor over other attorneys in the Division. She has been in this unit for 20 years and in the office for almost 24 years.
Author Katherine Ramsland - I have published 46 books and over 1,000 articles, stories, reviews, chapters, and blogs. I teach forensic psychology and I’ve written on subjects ranging from vampires to serial killers, as well as finding your bliss and priming your mind for aha! moments. I like to travel and I’m keenly interested in “dark” subjects. Obviously!
The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds
The Devil's Dozen: How Cutting-Edge Forensics Took Down 12 Notorious Serial Killers
True Stories of CSI: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show
Cemetery Stories: Haunted Graveyards, Embalming Secrets, and the Life of a Corpse After Death
We will be talking with Katherine and discuss her career, body of work, future plans and take caller questions. Katherine Ramsland began her career as a writer with Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice. She had a bestseller with The Vampire Companion. Since then, she has published 40 books and over 1,000 articles, reviews and short stories. From ghosts to vampires to serial killers, she has taken on a variety of dark subjects. She holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice, and philosophy. Currently, she teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University. Her books include The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation, Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators, and Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers. Her background in forensic studies positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on his book, The Cases that Haunt Us, and to co-write a book with former FBI profiler, Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness, as well as The Real Life of a Forensic Scientist with Henry C. Lee and A Voice for the Dead with James Starrs. She speaks internationally about forensic psychology, forensic science, and serial murder, and has appeared on numerous documentaries, as well as such programs as The Today Show, 20/20, 48 Hours, NPR, Coast to Coast, Montel Williams, Larry King Live and E! True Hollywood.
Forensic Psychologist Dr. Katherine Ramsland is our guest on Episode # 12 of In Focus Paranormal Talk Radio.
In addition to her many works in the field of forensic science, Dr. Ramsland has written extensively on paranormal, occult, or fringe topics. These works include PRISM OF THE NIGHT, a biography of novelist Anne Rice, PIERCING THE DARKNESS, GHOST, CEMETARY STORIES, and THE SCIENCE OF VAMPIRES.
Dr. Ramsland has a master's degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Ph.D. in philosophy from Rutgers University, a master's degree in clinical psychology from Duquesne, and a B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Northern Arizona University.
Dr. Ramsland is presently a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.
For further information, please visit: www.KatherineRamsland.com
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, and philosophy, and a master's degree in criminal justice. Currently, she teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She has published nearly 1,000 articles and thirty-eight books, including The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds, Beating the Devil's Game: A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation, The Human Predator: A Historical Chronicle of Serial Murder and Forensic Investigation, Inside the Minds of Serial Killers, Inside the Minds of Healthcare Serial Killers, Inside the Minds of Sexual Predators, and Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers. She has been published in ten languages. Her background in forensic studies positioned her to assist former FBI profiler John Douglas on his book, The Cases that Haunt Us, and to co-write a book with former FBI profiler, Gregg McCrary, The Unknown Darkness. She also co-wrote a book with Henry C. Lee, The Real Life of a Forensic Scientist. Ramsland speaks internationally about forensic psychology, forensic science, and serial murder, and has appeared on numerous documentaries, as well as such programs as The Today Show, 20/20, Montel Williams, NPR, Larry King Live and E! True Hollywood. She was the recurring expert for the American Occult series on the ID network, and some of her latest books are The Mind of a Murderer: Privileged Access to the Demons that Drive Extreme Violence and The Ivy League Killer.
Organization and simplification expert Marcia Ramsland tackles the holidays with an eight-week plan designed to make Christmas a season of celebration, not stress. Simplify Your Holidays addresses all the details of the busy holiday season — buying, wrapping and sending presents, sending Christmas cards, home decorations, cooking, baking and more. What sets this planner apart is a day-by-day plan that breaks every task into manageable pieces. In addition, a daily devotional journal keeps you focused on the reason for all the activity — replacing panic with a spirit of praise!
Dan Poynter fell into publishing. He spent eight years researching a labor of love. Realizing no publisher would be interested in a technical treatise on the parachute, he went directly to a printer and "self- published." The orders poured in and he suddenly found he was a publisher himself. Dan was prompted to write The Self-Publishing Manual because so many publishers wanted to know his secret to selling so many books. Dan is one of the publishing industry's most energetic, experienced and respected leaders.
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is well known as “The Organizing Pro” for her practical tips and clever solutions
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Dr. Katherine Ramsland Interview: The Devil’s Dozen: What Makes the Bad Guys Tick?
Join DP Lyle and Dr. Katherine Ramsland for a discussion of bad guys, who they are, what they do, and why they do what they do. Several cases in her excellent book THE DEVIL’S DOZEN will be discussed.
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