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If you are curious about the ‘who dunnit’ and the ‘why dunnit’ and how and why victims become footnotes in their own murders, Crime Analyst is for you. Hosted by world renowned and award-winning Criminal Behavioural Analyst Laura Richards.

Crime Analyst Laura Richards

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 499 Ratings

If you are curious about the ‘who dunnit’ and the ‘why dunnit’ and how and why victims become footnotes in their own murders, Crime Analyst is for you. Hosted by world renowned and award-winning Criminal Behavioural Analyst Laura Richards.

    The Crime Analyst | Ep 39 | Sophie Toscan Du Plantier’s Murder with Alison Sweeney, Part 2

    The Crime Analyst | Ep 39 | Sophie Toscan Du Plantier’s Murder with Alison Sweeney, Part 2

    Laura continues the discussion with actor, director, producer, author and true crime aficionada Alison Sweeney about Sophie Toscan Du Plantier’s brutal murder.

    • 1 hr
    The Crime Analyst | Ep 38 | Sophie Toscan Du Plantier’s Murder with Alison Sweeney, Part 1

    The Crime Analyst | Ep 38 | Sophie Toscan Du Plantier’s Murder with Alison Sweeney, Part 1

    Laura Richards discusses 39-year-old French TV and film producer Sophie Toscan Du Plantier’s brutal murder with actor, director, producer, author and true crime aficionada Alison Sweeney.

    • 59 min
    Preview: Witnessed - Borderlands

    Preview: Witnessed - Borderlands

    BORDERLANDS is the tall-but-true tale of a charismatic outlaw, an iconic small-town sheriff, and the record-setting drug bust that ensnared them both.

    • 8 min
    The Crime Analyst | Ep 37 | Deconstructing Coercive Control with Jess Hill, Part 2

    The Crime Analyst | Ep 37 | Deconstructing Coercive Control with Jess Hill, Part 2

    This is the second part of an illuminating interview with award winning author and investigative journalist Jess Hill.

    • 54 min
    Preview: Wondery - Suspect

    Preview: Wondery - Suspect

    An apartment complex hosts a big Halloween party with themed rooms and costumed partygoers. By the end of the night one of the party’s hosts is murdered. And the partygoers are the main suspects in the eyes of the police: was it the guy in the devil mask, the guy dressed as Jesus, the bank robber, the construction worker? As a complex investigation winds its way through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even a psychic, the police zero in on one suspect in particular -- but why? From Campside Media and Wondery, the makers of Chameleon and the Shrink Next Door, comes SUSPECT. Matthew Shaer and Eric Benson (Over My Dead Body) return to the scene of the crime to uncover what happened, and speak with everyone about a party that still haunts them a decade later. It’s a series about cutting-edge science and mislaid justice, race and policing, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day. Choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

    You can find Suspect here https://wondery.com/shows/suspect/ 

    • 7 min
    The Crime Analyst | Ep 36 | Deconstructing Coercive Control with Jess Hill, Part 1

    The Crime Analyst | Ep 36 | Deconstructing Coercive Control with Jess Hill, Part 1

    Laura interviews award winning Australian author and investigative journalist Jess Hill.
    Jess wrote the book ‘See What You Made Me Do’ which has been made into a three-part docuseries of the same title.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
499 Ratings

499 Ratings

Vikkiville ,

Coercive control

As a survivor of coercive control that led to all types of domestic abuse that was only escalating the episodes about this really resonated. "Entrapment" describes it perfectly & the descriptions, language used are so accurate to how it felt. It was strategic and I later discovered it was with previous partners. Excellent quality, well produced & I'll be listening to all the others now. Thank you for giving me back some sanity!

Ottilie20 ,

If you only ever listen to one podcast in your life, this must be it!

Laura gets it. Without ever living through it herself, she understands what it’s like to be controlled and the effects it has on you. I’ve been in a controlling relationship my entire adult life and 22 years down the line I’m truly broken. Laura is an absolute warrior for what she’s doing for victims, for women. I will never let my daughter suffer the same fate as me nor will I allow my sons to follow suit. Although it’s a very difficult podcast to listen to and can be very triggering, this podcast is absolutely VITAL 🙌🏼👊🏼

amanda7609 ,

Amazing podcast

Laura breaks down the case and goes through it so methodically that you understand fully why she has made certain conclusions - I’ve actually found myself talking to her going “you are kidding “ or “wtaf” when she says something and you can’t quite believe that this really did happen.
Even though I am British I do like the way she will inform Americans of what we say and what it means to them.
I think Laura is a modern day wonder woman because I just don’t know how she does what she does. Driven is the nearest thing I can think of to describe her.
I have learnt so much listening to Laura, and there are men out there who probably won’t like her approach and her views but tough, it’s right and it’s relevant.
Lastly I will in future refer to those murderers who have been given monikers by the press, by their initials.
Thank you Laura for all you do

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