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They are the men and women tasked with getting inside the minds of Australia’s most hardened criminals. Whether it’s the forensic psychologists and psychiatrists who meet the crooks once they’ve caught, or, the criminal profilers tasked with trying to predict what’s driving an offender on the loose – this is high-stakes work.

If they stuff up, it’s our safety that’s placed at risk.

We’ll hear what it’s like to sit across from a serial killer or a violent sex offender and ask them what makes them tick, and why they do the things they do.

It’s their evidence that helps courts understand often unthinkable actions and gives parole boards insight into if - or when - they may strike again. 

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    • True Crime
    • 3.0 • 160 Ratings

Listen, read and watch Twisted Minds now at twistedminds.com.au

They are the men and women tasked with getting inside the minds of Australia’s most hardened criminals. Whether it’s the forensic psychologists and psychiatrists who meet the crooks once they’ve caught, or, the criminal profilers tasked with trying to predict what’s driving an offender on the loose – this is high-stakes work.

If they stuff up, it’s our safety that’s placed at risk.

We’ll hear what it’s like to sit across from a serial killer or a violent sex offender and ask them what makes them tick, and why they do the things they do.

It’s their evidence that helps courts understand often unthinkable actions and gives parole boards insight into if - or when - they may strike again. 

    Madness

    Madness

    Dr Richard Furst has seen it all. He has sat down with Jessica Camilleri, the young woman who decapitated her mother, dropping her head in a neighbour’s frontyard. He also called Derek Barrett’s bluff, after he murdered his niece then stuffed her in a blowhole, and he’s one of the few to get inside the mind of school teacher Stephanie Scott’s killer, a depraved cleaner who simply took the opportunity to rape and murder when he spotted Stephanie alone at her desk. 

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    • 43 min
    Murder

    Murder

    Dr Claire Ferguson is an expert in concealed homicide. A trained forensic psychologist turned criminologist she works closely with Queensland police to help them investigate the most complex of cases, usually when a murder has been concealed as a suicide and when investigators must re-evaluate evidence. Dr Ferguson believes Gerard Baden-Clay represents a particular type of cruelty, unique to domestic violence murderers in which the perpetrator seeks to control the victim not only during the relationship but also after death. Baden-Clay did this through a “double barrel” concealment strategy but not even that could save him thanks to the astuteness of first responding officers

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    • 39 min
    Stalked

    Stalked

    Professor James Ogloff is one of Australia’s leading experts on stalking. He gave evidence in the Jill Meagher case after assessing Adrian Bailey, a matter he said was the hardest of his career as he saw the personal impact on the Meagher family. Professor Ogloff also assessed Eurydice Dixon’s killer and serial killer Paul Haigh. In this episode of Twisted Minds Professor Ogloff discusses what makes a man rape and murder a random victim, and the best thing to do if you find yourself the victim of a stalker.

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    • 45 min
    Deception

    Deception

    She’s the psychologist who calls criminals’ bluff. Dr Susan Pullman is often tasked with sitting down with Australia’s most violent men and assessing their mental health. Often, the crooks attempt to feign mental illness to achieve a lesser sentence as was the case with baby-faced killer Daniel Kelsall, who randomly followed  businessman Morgan Huxley home from the Oaks’ pub in Neutral Bay and stabbed him to death. Also in this episode she discusses the Cowra based axe-murdering grandfather who killed his wife and two grandchildren.

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    • 37 min
    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon

    Listen, read and watch Twisted Minds now at twistedminds.com.au

    They are the men and women tasked with getting inside the minds of Australia’s most hardened criminals. Whether it’s the forensic psychologists and psychiatrists who meet the crooks once they’ve caught, or, the criminal profilers tasked with trying to predict what’s driving an offender on the loose – this is high-stakes work.

    If they stuff up, it’s our safety that’s placed at risk.

    We’ll hear what it’s like to sit across from a serial killer or a violent sex offender and ask them what makes them tick, and why they do the things they do.

    It’s their evidence that helps courts understand often unthinkable actions and gives parole boards insight into if - or when - they may strike again. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Rosie Mich ,

Impressed by guests, disappointed with host.

Interviewees are fantastic and incredibly interesting, however really not a fan of the host at all. Speaks as though she’s speaking or reading a story to children.
Extremely offended by the repeated mispronunciation of Eurydice Dixon’s name (surely someone has to edit/review these episodes before they’re published!?)

Aimeee lilllyyy ,

Best podcast I’ve ever listened to

Awesome podcast. Great interviews! My fav ☺️

crim/Jane ,

Quality journalism.

I am enjoying listening to this podcast. The guests are very highly profile professional on the field. Professional and quality journalism. Don’t be discouraged by negative comments.

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