Tagged with CriminalJustice

How Criminal Try to Fool the Courts, and Other Amusing Stuff

Sean Mactire, in his book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think, offers a nice long section of real-life criminals who tried to mess with the courts and see how much they could get away wit… Continue reading

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Have that Guy Committed

You’ve created a deliciously believable character who’s two crayons short of a full box. He’s committed a couple of heinous crimes, including a murder or two. Now he’s been caught and the legal system is having their way with him. Just how do the … Continue reading

Battered Wife Syndrome

You’ve created a deliciously unpredictable female character. She murders her abusive husband, then she’s caught. She pulls out the “Battered Wife Syndrome” defense, hoping it’ll save her from death row. Will it work? Sean Mactire covers this in hi… Continue reading