Category Archives: Criminology

CSI London: Bugs and Bodies

Blog Category: Criminology

When the body of Leah Questin was found in a suitcase on farmland in Kent in September 2009, Metropolitan Police officers investigating her murder took a tip from CSI’s Gil Grissom and his fascination for bugs. The activity of Blowflies … Continue reading

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The Fall in Violent Crime and Murder

Blog Category: Criminology, London, Statistics

The release of the ‘UK Peace Index‘ (pdf link) has again highlighted the decline in violent crime (including murder) since 2003. “This is the fastest decline in violence of any country in Europe,” the report concludes. It notes that the … Continue reading

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How safe is London?

Blog Category: Criminology, London, Statistics

We were recently sent an email by a worried student asking about the likelihood of being murdered in London. This is perhaps not surprising given the prominence given to reports of teenagers being stabbed to death or shot. As we’ve … Continue reading

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Talking to Killers

Blog Category: Criminology

The first thought of any writer covering a murder case is naturally the victim and their grieving families. But that is only one half of the story. What of the murderer and his or her parents, children, close friends and … Continue reading

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7 Myths about Serial Killers

Blog Category: Criminology

In 2005 the FBI published a guide to serial murder for investigators which listed seven myths or misconceptions about serial killers. Their examples were all cases from the United States – so we decided to try and match the myths … Continue reading

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