Herman Webster Mudgett, aka Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, is one of America’s first noted serial murderers. Researchers have been fascinated with Holmes and the depraved acts he committed during the 19th century. Learn more about Holmes, his background, the façade he created, and his horrific atrocities. View online or by PDF.
Confabulation is a psychological phenomenon that affects a client’s memory. While some clients intentionally lie during clinical interviews, others unintentionally lie by using fabricated experiences, dates, descriptions, and anecdotes. Learn more about confabulation as it relates to forensic psychology in our introduction to the subject. View online or by PDF.
Hypnotic medications are the most common sleep aids prescribed in the United States. This article explains the role of hypnotic medications in drug-facilitated sexual assaults. Learn more about what contributes to the illicit use of sleeping pills. View online or by PDF.
A defendant’s right to a fair trial is a core principle of the U.S. criminal justice system. For defendants with a mental disorder or intellectual ability, competency to stand trial is an important consideration. This article details how forensic psychologists can properly conduct an evaluation in such cases. View online or by PDF.
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