A study published in Psychology Today saw researchers ask convicted criminals – armed robbers, rapists and murderers – to view a video of pedestrians walking down a busy street. Within seconds, the prisoners identified which pedestrians they would pick as victims – and they all picked the same people. Read why in my body+soul story
NEARLY every crime, from terrorism and theft of intellectual property to workplace fraud and the download of child porn, has the potential to leave such digital footprints. Read more in my story in The Australian.
THE Probation and Parole Office in the inner-city Brisbane suburb of Spring Hill tends to get busy in the late afternoon. Read more
OUTSIDE a Queensland real estate office in January last year, a small shrine of condolence cards and wreaths told a sad, shocking story. Property manager Rachael Myring, 23, filling in on the reception desk, had been killed by a tenant apparently enraged after his bank account was mistakenly debited twice for rent. The man then shot himself dead.Just how safe are any of us at our cubicles, desks or shopfronts? Read more
FROM the top of Brisbane’s landmark Story Bridge, climbers can peer down on the site of a savage murder that shaped the fortunes of the city. Read more