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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 • 801 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 Forgotten Victims | Part 01

    The Forgotten Victims | Part 01

    Laura Richards analyses and deconstructs the murders and attacks on lone women committed by Peter Sutcliffe (known as PS throughout the series) in the north east of England in the 1960s and 1970s.
     
    This case happened before Laura started her career at New Scotland Yard. It was the very reason her unit was set up.
    Listen and find out why Laura believes this is one of the most misunderstood cases of our time and why we should stop referring to this serial killer as The Yorkshire R*****
     
    Join Laura each week in the intelligence cell as she behaviourally breaks down each attack and highlights which cases she believes to be linked, why PS did what he did and how he was allowed to get away with it for so long.
    You won't want to miss this.
     
    #HerNameWasWilmaMcCann
    #HerNameWasEmilyJackson
    #HerNameWasIreneRichardson
    #HerNameWasDebraSchlesinger
    #HerNameWasPatriciaAtkinson
    #HerNameWasJayneMcDonald
    #HerNameWasJeanJordan
    #HerNameWasYvonnePearson
    #HerNameWasHelenRytka
    #HerNameWasVeraMillward
    #H...

    • 35 min
    The Forgotten Victims| Part 02 | My Mum Wilma McCann

    The Forgotten Victims| Part 02 | My Mum Wilma McCann

    Ep #2 The Forgotten Victims, Part 2: My Mum Wilma McCann

    In this episode Laura interviews Richard McCann, Wilma McCann's son.
    Richard shares his memories about the fateful night his mother was murdered by PS, as well as who his mother was and the impact his mother's murder has had on him, his family and the other victim's families.
    Richard and Laura discuss the impact of the West Yorkshire Police Service's handling of the case, how the media report on the case and the details of an important campaign you can all support. You won't want to miss this powerful episode. It will change the way you see the world.

    #HerNameWasWilmaMcCann
    #HerNameWasSoniaMcCann
    #WomenMatter
    #VictimsMatter
    #Shameless
    #PostTraumaticGrowth
    #Netflix
    #RealCrime
    #TrueCrimePodcast


    Clips used:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kMhnKX9xmI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kMhnKX9xmI)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuxVdf46sJk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuxVdf46sJk)

    • 59 min
    The Forgotten Victims | Part 03 | The A1 Linked Offenses

    The Forgotten Victims | Part 03 | The A1 Linked Offenses

    The Forgotten Victims, Part 3: The A1 Linked Offences
     
    Laura analyses the A1 linked attacks committed by PS on Emily Jackson, Marcella Claxton, Irene Richardson, Debra Schlesinger, Patricia ‘Tina’ Atkinson and Jayne MacDonald and shares some startling revelations about the crimes and crime scene behaviours and what it reveals about PS. You won’t want to miss this.
    Listener discretion advised. This episode contains graphic details and may be triggering and/or upsetting.
    #HerNameWasEmilyJackson
    #HerNamesWasMarcellaClaxton
    #HerNameWasIreneRichardson
    #HerNameWasDebraSchlesinger
    #HerNameWasPatriciaAtkinson
    #HerNameWasJayneMacDonald
    #TheForgottenVictims
    #TrueCrime
    #Podcast
    #TrueCrimeCommunity
    #CrimeAnalyst
     
     
    Sources
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqRHyJ4iruk
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbNsY6j9xSc&feature=youtu.be
     
    https://www.town-hall-online.com/yorkshire-ripper-investigation/view.php?title=Marcella-Claxton-Yorkshire-Ripper-Victim
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13194327/woma...

    • 46 min
    The Forgotten Victims | Part 04 | The A1 Linked Attacks Ctd

    The Forgotten Victims | Part 04 | The A1 Linked Attacks Ctd

    Ep #4 The Forgotten Victims, Part 4
    Laura continues to analyse the A1 offences, the attacks on Maureen Long, Jean Jordan, Marilyn Moore, Tracy Browne and Olive Smelt by PS and Laura comes up with a hypothesis which she puts to the test. If right, it will blow the case out of the water. You won’t want to miss this.

    #HerNameISMaureenLong
    #HerNameWasJeanJordan
    #HerNameISMarilynMoore
    #HerNameISTracyBrowne
    #HerNameISOliveSmelt
    #VictimsMatter
    #TrueCrime
    #Podcast

    Link to petition for serial perpetrators and stalkers to be proactively, identified, assessed and management by police across the UK. Please sign and share:
    https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-prime-minister-stop-serial-perpetrators-and-stalkers-abusing-multiple-women

    Sources for show notes
    https://youtu.be/UbNsY6j9xSc (https://youtu.be/UbNsY6j9xSc)
    https://www.execulink.com/~kbrannen/otherv.htm
    The R word, Netflix documentary 2020
     
    The R word Hoaxer True North Documentary 2017

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Forgotten Victims | Part 05 | The A1 Linked Attacks Ctd

    The Forgotten Victims | Part 05 | The A1 Linked Attacks Ctd

     
    Laura continues to analyse the A1 linked offences, the brutal attacks on Yvonne Pearson, Helen Rytka, Anna Rogulskyj and Vera Millward by Peter Sutcliffe. Laura analyses Joan Harrison’s rape and murder, the letters received by Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield as well discussing a major breakthrough in the investigation. You won’t want to miss this.

    #HerNameWasYvonnePearson
    #HerNameWasHelenRytka
    #HerNameWasAnnaRogulskyj
    #HerNameWasVeraMillward
    #HerNameWas Joan Harrison
    #TheForgottenVictims
    #TrueCrime
    #Podcast
    #CrimeAnalyst
    #TrueCrimeCommunity

    Link to petition for serial perpetrators and stalkers to be proactively, identified, assessed and management by police across the UK. Please sign and share:
    https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-prime-minister-stop-serial-perpetrators-and-stalkers-abusing-multiple-women (https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-prime-minister-stop-serial-perpetrators-and-stalkers-abusing-multiple-women)

    Sources for show notes
    https://youtu.be/Ub...

    • 46 min
    The Forgotten Victims | Part 06 | The A1 Linked Attacks Ctd

    The Forgotten Victims | Part 06 | The A1 Linked Attacks Ctd

     
    Laura continues to analyse the A1 linked offences, the brutal attacks on Ann Rooney, Barbara Leach, Marguerite Walls and Dr Upadhya Bandara by PS.
    Laura details the two-hour interview with PS by DC Andrew Laptew,  Tracy Browne’s reaction to the Geordie voice on the tape,  a staggering decision made by Chief Constable Gregory in the wake of Tracy Browne’s statement and important new information received by the police about the tape and letters.  You won’t want to miss this.
    #HerNameISAnnRooney
    #HerNameWasBarbaraLeach
    #HerNameWasMargueriteWalls

    #HerNameISUpadhyaBandara
    #TheForgottenVictims
    #TrueCrime
    #Podcast
    #CrimeAnalyst
    #TrueCrimeCommunity

    Please sign and share my petition for serial perpetrators and stalkers to be proactively, identified, assessed and management by police, probation and prison services across the UK:
    https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-prime-minister-stop-serial-perpetrators-and-stalkers-abusing-multiple-women (https://www.change.org/p/boris-johnson-prime...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
801 Ratings

801 Ratings

D Maryland USA Analyst ,

Superb Analysis Case by Case I’m Hooked

The case analysis is methodical and well researched. Laura Richards asks the questions, the important questions that need asking. Her guests are wonderful additions to each case understanding details and context. You walk away feeling informed. Thank you for what you do and many thanks for sharing! I can’t stop listening excellent podcast!

Astronstar ,

Second to None

This podcast will save lives. Laura’s professionalism and experience alongside her concise delivery and soothing cadence allows easy listening for difficult subjects. She does not sensationalize or hypothesize beyond reasonable conclusions. It is obvious she is compelled to produce this information as an artist is compelled to create art. Anyone who read the book The Gift of Fear will find this podcast a masterclass to build upon techniques for self-protection. Thank you, Laura.

baroness willa ,

Thank you Laura!

I’ve posted before, but I want to say again that I so appreciate Laura’s expertise, and her willingness to say the words ‘male violence.’ Try looking up the term even on the FBI website and you’ll find nothing. Use these words and people will immediately point out, ‘Well, women are violent too.’ ‘Men kill other men.’
Of course this is true, but the stats are clear. Women are targeted because of their sex, and that’s a truth that must be recognized.

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