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As a top writer in psychology, Dr. Johnston offers a unique criminal phychology perspective to fascinating crime related events and investigates complex issues such as false confessions, serial murder, and the psychology of crime in her articles.

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PSYCHIC CYNTHIA AND A CASE OF SPIRITUAL FRAUD

The Legacy Harry Houdini Left Me

Aug 20, 2022

WHY WOULD A SON WHO HAS EVERYTHING MURDER HIS LOVING MOM?

When Money and Love Aren't Enough

Jul 27, 2022

SADISTIC SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER CAPTURED FORTY YEARS LATER

The Recent Arrest of Billy Ray Richardson Shows Justice Never Forgets

Jul 17, 2022

PREGNANCY, LIES, KIDNAPPING AND MURDER

Who Would Steal a Baby Just to Keep a Man?

Jul 9, 2022


A HUNDRED YEARS OF MURDER-SUICIDES

Children Lost to Violence Then and Now

Jun 28, 2022

SEARCHING FOR ONE MISSING WOMAN LEADS TO DIABOLIC SERIAL KILLER

Meet the New "Printz" of Darkness

Jun 24, 2022

CRUEL EX USES HORRIFIC FAMILY MURDER TO TERRIFY FEARFUL STALKING VICTIM

Steven Rose Decided to Impersonate a Family Annihilator

Jun 16, 2022

VIOLENCE, DRUGS     AND GUNS

The Terrifying Story of an Online Romance

May 30, 2022

THREE EYE-OPENING REASONS SONS KILL THEIR FATHERS

Guess Which One Fit James Edward Riley?

May 16, 2022

ENGINEER BEAU ROTHWELL WEIGHED THE PROS AND CONS OF WIFE VERUS MISTRESS

Five Months Later, His Pregnant Wife Disappeared

May 5, 2022

HOW MUCH INFLUENCE CAN ONE PERSON HAVE?

The Story of a Young Mother, a Destructive Cult Leader, and a Dead Child

Apr 29, 2022

NO MORE SECRETS FOR THIS SERIAL KILLER

Patsy Skiple is Finally Headed Home

Apr 25, 2022

THE BETRAYAL AND MURDER OF AMY FITZGERALD

A Tale of Deception, Secrecy and Double Lives

Apr 15, 2022

DO WISDOM AND INSIGHT COME WITH AGE?

Maybe Not if You're a Murderer

Apr 5, 2022

MURDERED BY A SERIAL KILLER: THE ANSWER NO FAMILY WANTS TO HEAR

Serial Killer Khalil Wheeler-Weaver Now Charged with Raping and Strangling Another Young Victim

Apr 2, 2022

TOO MANY HEARTLESS MURDERERS GET AWAY WITH IT

After 34 Years and a Relentless Investigation, Diane Dahn's Son Know Who Killed His Mom

Mar 21, 2022

SOME PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE A LOVED ONE REALLY COMMITTED SUICIDE

Sometimes They're Right

Mar 19, 2022

HERE'S WHY YOUR TEENAGE DAUGHTER SHOULD BE A TRUE CRIME FAN

You Won't Have to Nag Her About Safety. Plus, It Could Save Her Life

Mar 17, 2022

AFTER SIXTY YEARS OF MYSTERY, "LITTLE MISS NOBODY" IS FINALLY SOMEBODY

An Abducted Four-Year Old Will Finally Go Home

Mar 15, 2022


ARE YOU GLUED TO NETFLIX'S NEW "WORST ROOMMATE EVER?"

After You've Watched Serial Dorothea Puente's Sordid Tale, Check Out What's Happening with Serial Killers in the Real World

Mar 4, 2022

SERIAL KILLER ROBERT TYRONE HAYES MURDERED FOUR INNOCENT WOMEN

He and One of His Victims Went to the Same College. So Why do We Hear about His Cheer-leading and All We Hear About Her is Her Sex Work?

Mar 1, 2022

HOW COULD 100 CHILDREN BE MURDERED AND NO ONE RAISE THE ALARM?

How Killers Find Their Targets, and Why They Often Get Away with It

Feb 23, 2022

THINK YOU COULDN'T BE DUPED BY A CON ARTIST? THINK AGAIN.

The Netflix Documentary The Tender Swindler Shows Just How Far Cons Can Go 

Feb 15, 2022


IT INVOLVED MURDER

Accused Serial Killer and Miami Realtor Willy Suarez Maceo May Have Thought He Had a New Way to 'Clean Up' His Neighborhood

Feb 10, 2022

"IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING" BUT WHAT DID YOU SEE?

Here's How Eyewitness Mistakes are Made and What Police Can Do to Prevent Them

Feb 1, 2022

PEOPLE CALL ME WHEN THEY THINK SOMEONE IS POISONING THEM

It Happened to Lisa Bishop. Could It Happen to You?

Jan 26, 2022

WHY WOULD A FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL STAB HER SLEEPING SISTER?

And What Should Happen Next?

Jan 18, 2022

STADISTIC STALKER & KIDNAPPER DUSTIN BEACH SAYS HE HAS FOUND RELIGION

Hallelujah. Hes Sas Ten Years to Do Good Deeds Behind Bars.

Jan 10, 2022

lYNDON McLEOD GUNNED DOWN FIVE PEOPLE

But First He Wrote a Book About It

Jan 6, 2022

 KILLER JASON THORNBURG SAYS HE HAD TO MAKE "HUMAN SACRIFICES"

He Started With His Girlfriend

Dec 30, 2021


DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

C'mon, Crime Fighters, Let's Help Catch This Sexual Predator

Dec 19, 2021

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SOLVE YOUR SISTER'S MURDER?

Sister Sleuths Solve a Mystery and Get Justice for Someone They Love

Dec 13, 2021

DID YOU KNOW A CRIME VICTIM MAY HAVE SAVED YOUR LIFE?

Santa, Please Bring Me the Courage to Be Like These Advocates

Dec 8, 2021

IF YOU ARE BEING STALKED, PLEASE READ THIS CAUTIONARY TALE

Stalker Roger Keeling Tried to Murder His Ex-Girlfriend Despite Restraining Orders

Dec 1, 2021

HAVE YOU SEEN LATECHE NORRIS? PLEASE HELP US FIND HER

Let's Pray it Has a Different Ending Than That of The Gabby Petito Case

Nov 30, 2021

THE STALKING SERGEANT

It Can Happen to Anyone. Here's What Survivors Say They Wish They's Done Sooner

Nov 22, 2021

WHAT IF A SERIAL KILLER MURDERED YOUR GRANDMA?

Serial Killer Billy Chemirmir Reminded Us That All Deaths of Older Persons Are Not Due to Natural Causes

Nov 15, 2021