What is proxy violence?

What is proxy violence?

Gender-based violence is one of the scourges that still rages in today’s society. So far this year, at least seven women have lost their lives at the hands of their partners, The first of them a few hours after the start of 2017. Abuse and domestic violence take their toll on both the physically and …

Evaluation and analysis of testimonies in psychology: methods and uses

Evaluation and analysis of testimonies in psychology: methods and uses

One of the most important parts of forensic psychology is that charged with studying the credibility of testimony.. We will find out how this task is performed, what tools are used and how the maximum possible reliability is achieved. What is the assessment and analysis of the testimony? Psychology plays a major role in the …

Carl Tanzler’s famous and macabre case of necrophilia

Carl Tanzler's famous and macabre case of necrophilia

Few cases of necrophilia are as well known as that of Carl Tanzler. The true story of a man who surprisingly mistook his obsession for a woman beyond death. Carl Tanzler (later known as Carl von Cosel) was able to exhume the corpse he considered the woman of his life, in order to continue having …

The 4 phases of forensic psychological expertise (and their characteristics)

The 4 phases of forensic psychological expertise (and their characteristics)

Psychology professionals are involved in a wide variety of fields that go beyond psychotherapy. Forensic psychology is an example, because the tasks performed there, although indirectly related to those of mental health care, have their own entity in the world of work and justice. In this article we will see what they are the stages …

Feminicide (murders of women): definition, types and causes

Feminicide (murders of women): definition, types and causes

Gender inequalities and violence are recurrent in the history of societies. With the advancement of feminist movements, these issues have gained much greater visibility than a few decades ago in much of the world. In this article, we will define the different types of femicide, The most extreme consequence of gender-based violence, and we will …

Filicidio (murder of own children): its 5 types and motivations

Filicidio (murder of own children): its 5 types and motivations

Our children are probably the people most of us want the most. They are fragile creatures that we have seen born, who needed us and who conquered us from the moment they came into the world and for whom we would give everything. Protecting offspring is a natural thing for most humans and many other …

Gary Michael Heidnik: Biography of this serial killer

Gary Michael Heidnik: Biography of this serial killer

Gary Michael Heidnik, known as “the baby sower” he was an American murderer and rapist known for his terrible forms of abuse and sexual abuse of the women he abducted in the 1980s. Below we will see a biography of Gary Michael Heidnik, And as he committed, he committed his heinous crimes. Biography of Gary …

Goebbels: psychological profile of the greatest manipulator in history

Goebbels: psychological profile of the greatest manipulator in history

World War II is one of the largest war conflicts in history with reliable records, one of the most documented and most recent and known to the people of much of the globe. Hitler’s rise to power, the spread of fascism, the progression and escalation of global conflict, and the Holocaust are aspects that most …

Grooming: a new danger for teens on the internet

Grooming: a new danger for teens on the internet

A few weeks ago the movie “You can trust me” was televised. This interesting film faithfully describes a case of Clean. This relatively new phenomenon, Grooming, refers to the deception and sexual harassment suffered by minors on the Internet by adults. The film shows how what a family has built for years is destroyed by …

What is “heteroagression”? Causes and associated disorders

What is “heteroagression”?  Causes and associated disorders

We call all these aggressive behaviors directed at other heteroaggressiveness. This includes physical assault, name calling, or more subtle ways of hurting another person. There are those who say that heteroagression is part of our nature and an inevitable part of the human experience that cannot be let go or let go. Others claim that …

Abused men: an unknown and silent reality

Abused men: an unknown and silent reality

“My boyfriend committed suicide,” the 37-year-old woman told police. Shortly afterwards, based on the data gathered on the results of the autopsy and repeated contradictions, the woman was arrested for murder. This happened in Valencia last year, and it is one of the rare cases of violence by women against a man they have had …

Learned helplessness from victims of abuse

Learned helplessness from victims of abuse

The concept of learned helplessness is one of the most widely studied concepts for its decisive influence on a multitude of psychosocial processes. It has its origin in 1975, when Martin seligman and his collaborators observed that the animals in his research suffered from depression in certain situations. What is learned helplessness? To find out …

6 manipulation strategies used by aggressors

6 manipulation strategies used by aggressors

I write this article as a tool for the abused person to identify the weapons that an abused person can use in order for the victim to forgive them and resume the relationship. In many cases, when the abuser commits the act of mistreatment, a series of behaviors occur which can repeat over time and …

Psychological expert report: what it is and how it is done

Psychological expert report: what it is and how it is done

The field of psychology is quite broad, its application ranging from clinical to a myriad of other fields. Among them, forensic psychology is distinguished by a number of its own characteristics and tools in which the interests of those assessed are not the most important. The psychological expert report is one of these tools. Like …

Jeffrey Dahmer: The Life and Crimes of the Terrible “Milwaukee Butcher”

Jeffrey Dahmer: The Life and Crimes of the Terrible "Milwaukee Butcher"

Jeffrey Dahmer, Also known as “Milwaukee Butcher”, was one of the serial killers who marked the criminal history of the United States. Along with other infamous criminals such as Ed Gein, Charles Manson, Dennis Rader, Ted Bundy, and John Wayne Gacy, among others, he forms what we might call “the Hall of Monsters.” Childhood and …

John Wayne Gacy: The Dark Case of the Killer Clown

John Wayne Gacy: The Dark Case of the Killer Clown

One of the most famous cases studied in the subjects of forensic psychology is that of John Wayne Gacy, an individual who, in front of others, was adorable, but who committed dozens of crimes, torture and abuse. Gacy was going to camel the young men after dressing up as a clown, so many of them …

Key body language to avoid being the victim of a crime

Key body language to avoid being the victim of a crime

Try to remember an acquaintance who has been assaulted several times. Now he tries to remember another but has never been stripped of his things on the street. Remember what they look like when they walk, how are they different? Who seems safer than walking? Who seems the most powerful and who the weakest? Thefts, …

Verkko’s Laws: Explaining Violence Against Women

Verkko's Laws: Explaining Violence Against Women

Rates of violence are falling in developed countries. Every year there are fewer cases of murders and other violent crimes among the population, but that in itself does not mean that all violence is reduced. There are different patterns of victimization which, despite the development of society, continue to occur quite noticeably, one of them …

Abuse in the couple: causes, effects and keys to understanding this phenomenon

Abuse in the couple: causes, effects and keys to understanding this phenomenon

Human beings are relational beingsIn other words, we can only understand ourselves in relation to others, and the main place where we learn to do this is in the family. Statistics indicate that around 30-40% of families suffer from some form of domestic or spousal violence. Abuse in a relationship affects more women, but men …

Why childhood verbal abuse affects us

Why childhood verbal abuse affects us

There are certain childhood myths that what happens to us in the early years of life determines who we will be as adults. For example, many people believe that parents’ personalities “stick” to their sons and daughters due to cohabitation, but the data shows that does not happen. However, it is true that in childhood …

The 7 Best Legal, Forensic, and Prison Psychology Courses

The 7 Best Legal, Forensic, and Prison Psychology Courses

While legal psychology is not the same as forensic or prison psychologyThese are often related areas. The truth is that each of these specializations has its own characteristics, and it is important to stress the need for psychologists to be trained in these areas of behavioral science in order to be able to practice in …

The Amstetten monster: the story of a case that landed in the world

The Amstetten monster: the story of a case that landed in the world

On April 26, 2008, a woman named Elisabeth arrived at a hospital in Austria to visit her nineteen-year-old daughter, who had suffered from multi-organ failure. Faced with her obvious state of nervousness, she was questioned by doctors at the hospital, at which time the woman said that she had spent the past twenty years locked …

10 signs that characterize battered women

10 signs that characterize battered women

Ill-treatment and gender-based violence they have become two increasingly visible concepts both in politics and in health and, of course, also in the world of psychology. However, this contrasts with the fact that many women fear retaliation so much that they may suffer for help that they often do not contact the authorities who can …

Mules: the weakest link in drug trafficking

Mules: the weakest link in drug trafficking

Known as mules, they carry narcotics from one country to another with increasingly ingenious and varied methods: in compartments hidden in suitcases, in shoes or clothes, and therefore in the body itself. These are people who they ingest capsules with medication, Usually cocaine or heroin, inside latex gloves, condoms, to prevent normal digestive processes from …

Neurosciences applied to the criminological study of crime

Neurosciences applied to the criminological study of crime

The human brain is such a complex and (almost) perfect thing that since the days of Hippocrates it has aroused curiosity. With the advancement of science and technology, neuroscience has gradually solved the puzzles of the wonderful human brain by trying to explain the why of human behavior, including phenomena as complex as crime. Why …

Jack the Ripper: Analysis of the Psychology of the Famous Criminal

Jack the Ripper: Analysis of the Psychology of the Famous Criminal

In 1888, the inhabitants of the district of Whitechapel (London), they lived terrified in the face of a wave of crimes that ravaged this working-class neighborhood of the end of the art. XIX. Five prostitutes killed between August, September and November, and a flood of clues led to the search for a tireless and slippery …

Forensic neuropsychology: what it is, what it does and what it investigates

Forensic neuropsychology: what it is, what it does and what it investigates

Psychology is a constantly expanding science, and one of its many branches is forensic neuropsychology. In this article, we will explore this sub-discipline, which links the functioning of the brain to events that can be dealt with in the legal field. Definition of forensic neuropsychology Forensic psychology is the part of psychology devoted to any …

The psychological effects of imprisonment: what goes on in the minds of inmates?

The psychological effects of imprisonment: what goes on in the minds of inmates?

Being imprisoned and deprived of liberty it has important psychological consequences. These can develop a chain of affective, cognitive, emotional and perceptual reactions and distortions, all caused by emotional tensions in the prison environment. In addition, a capacity for adaptation and resilience is required to withstand the stripping of familiar and clean external symbols. In …

Life and psychological portrait of Ed Gein, “The Butcher of Plainfield” (1/2)

Life and psychological portrait of Ed Gein, "The Butcher of Plainfield" (1/2)

Ed gein was one of the most infamous assassins in U.S. criminal history, Also known as the “Butcher of Plainfield” (Wisconsin), in honor of the locality where he committed the acts. His case has inspired many of the best known and iconic characters in literary and cinematographic horror and suspense works of the 1960s, 1970s, …