Monthly Archives: December 2012

Victor/Victoria

Cross-dressing, transvestism (is that a word?), drag queen, transgender, gender queer are all words that are part of today’s vocabulary. Throughout history, an existence as the opposite gender for a variety of reasons has existed, in most cases as an illegal … Continue reading

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Murder, Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide and Other Criminal Pleasantries

The courts are baffling things aren’t they?  Juries make the most outrageous decisions in the eyes of the public, however they are privy to information the rest of us aren’t.  Often we wonder why a person is charged with a … Continue reading

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Horrific Horror Films that Horrified Legal Investigators

A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin: Carlo Rambaldi was the special effects man responsible for E.T.; he was also involved in the notorious horror flick A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin, Lucio Fulci’s 1971 LSD-fueled crime story. In the film’s most infamous scene a … Continue reading

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Measuring Madness and the Macabre

Aside from the renowned Dr. Robert Hare and his PCL-R checklist (see Dr. Robert Hare’s Hare Psychopathy Checklist  ) there exists yet 2 more scales rating the depravity and the evil that various criminals possess.  Although most of these criminals … Continue reading

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Darling Darlene does a Damnable Deed

To look at 32-year-old Darlene Gentry was to look at Texan perfection:  a gorgeous blue-eyed Texas blonde, she resembled a Barbie Doll, and, not surprisingly, was a home-coming queen in her teens. She met her husband Keith Gentry while attending a small … Continue reading

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Nuances, Norms, Influence “Names and Nature” of Social Abnormalities

Every era and every decade produces its own “brand” of misfit, abnormality, or outsider. It would appear that the historical context of life during that era or decade has great sway over the type of mental pathology or behaviour a person develops and how … Continue reading

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School Shootings are Old News in America

Lest you think Columbine and Sandy Hook are anything new (pathetic, I know) school attacks and massacres have a long and (un)distinguished history in the US of A. This dubious history had no influence over Columbine and SH since I … Continue reading

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