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Join host Ariel Cooksey as she delves into the psychology, sociology, environments, family dysfunction, neurobiology, and extenuating circumstances that create violent offenders.

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Malice: A True Crime Podcast Ariel Cooksey

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 159 Ratings

Join host Ariel Cooksey as she delves into the psychology, sociology, environments, family dysfunction, neurobiology, and extenuating circumstances that create violent offenders.

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/malice-a-true-crime-podcast--4344564/support.

    Patreon Archive: Bad Psychology: Stanford Prison Experiment

    Patreon Archive: Bad Psychology: Stanford Prison Experiment

    Join host Ariel Cooksey as she brings you an exclusive from the Patreon archive from the Bad Psychology series. If you'd like to support the show and get bonus episodes, visit Patreon.com/MalicePod

    Contact us at MalicePod@gmail.com and @MalicePod across socials. 

    To check out Human Monsters, visit https://humanmonsterspod.podbean.com/
    You can find the show anywhere you listen to podcasts. And in the future, you can find me there too. 

    Sources for this episode include:

    The Lucifer Effect by Phillip Zimbardo
    Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert Ressler
    Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas
    Anatomy of Evil by Michael Stone
    More Evil by Michael Stone and Gary Bruccato
    Dangerous Personalities by Joe Navarro
    Murderpedia.com

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    • 41 min
    Patreon Archive: Sleepover with Petals of Support

    Patreon Archive: Sleepover with Petals of Support

    I was asked to be a guest on Petals of Support to discuss victim shaming/blaming versus victimology, and to share tips for minimizing the risk of being victimized by violent offenders-- and some may really surprise you. Enjoy!

    If you'd like to support the show and get bonus episodes, visit Patreon.com/MalicePod

    Contact us at MalicePod@gmail.com and @MalicePod across socials.

    To check out Human Monsters, visit https://humanmonsterspod.podbean.com/
    You can find the show anywhere you listen to podcasts. And now you can find me there too. 

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Patreon Archive: Profiling the Cleveland Torso Killer

    Patreon Archive: Profiling the Cleveland Torso Killer

    Join host Ariel Cooksey as she brings you a rare unsolved case from the Patreon archive. If you'd like to support the show and get bonus episodes, visit Patreon.com/MalicePod

    Contact us at MalicePod@gmail.com and @MalicePod across socials. 

    To check out Human Monsters, visit https://humanmonsterspod.podbean.com/
    You can find the show anywhere you listen to podcasts. And in the future, you can find me there too. 

    Sources for this episode include:

    Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert Ressler
    Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas
    Anatomy of Evil by Michael Stone
    More Evil by Michael Stone and Gary Bruccato
    Dangerous Personalities by Joe Navarro
    Murderpedia.com

    Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/malice-a-true-crime-podcast--4344564/support.

    • 34 min
    THE BURDEN

    THE BURDEN

    In the 1990s, Detective Louis N. Scarcella was legendary. In a city overrun by violent crime, he cracked the toughest cases and put away the worst criminals. “The Hulk” was his nickname.

    Then the story changed. Scarcella ran into a group of convicted murderers (who all say they are innocent!) turned jailhouse-lawyers. In prison they realized Scarcella helped put many of them away. They set out to turn the tables on Scarcella while still in prison. And with the help of a NY Times reporter they would succeed.

    Thirty years later, more than 20 people Scarcella helped put away have walked free. In the media he’s the “disgraced detective,” the rogue cop who hoodwinked an entire system. 

    For years, Scarcella insisted he did nothing wrong. But that’s all he’d say. Until we tracked Scarcella to a sauna in a Russian bathhouse, where he started to talk..and talk and talk. “The guilty have gone free,” he whispered. And then agreed to take us into the belly of the beast ... where justice is done (and undone).

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    • 16 min
    PART 4: Mortuary (The Conclusion)

    PART 4: Mortuary (The Conclusion)

    Join host Ariel Cooksey as she dives into this sordid tale of love gone terribly wrong. If you'd like to support the show and get bonus episodes, visit Patreon.com/MalicePod

    Contact us at MalicePod@gmail.com and @MalicePod across socials.

    To redeem your special offer, visit magicmind.co/malice and enter promo code Malice20 for 20% off your subscription! 

    To check out Human Monsters, visit https://humanmonsterspod.podbean.com/
    You can find the show anywhere you listen to podcasts. And in the future, you can find me there too. 

    Sources for this episode include:

    Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert Ressler
    Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas
    Anatomy of Evil by Michael Stone
    More Evil by Michael Stone and Gary Bruccato
    Dangerous Personalities by Joe Navarro
    Murderpedia.com
    Love Me to Death by Steve Jackson
    Crimes & Consequences: Episode 88: Welcome to my Mortuary
    https://murderpedia.org/male.N/n/neal-william-lee.htm
    https://extras.denverpost.com/news/news0930.htm
    https://www.westword.com/news/charmin-billy-5060663

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    • 20 min
    Murder in the Mojave: My Conversation with True Crime Author Doug Kari

    Murder in the Mojave: My Conversation with True Crime Author Doug Kari

    Join host Ariel Cooksey as she welcomes lawyer, investigative journalist and true crime author Doug Kari to the show to talk about The Berman Murders, the search for truth, and lessons learned along the way. 

    The learn more about The Berman Murders and to pre-order your copy, visit: 
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-berman-murders-doug-kari/1143786995

    Join the conversation with Doug on social media at
    https://www.facebook.com/DougKariAuthor
    https://www.instagram.com/dougkariauthor/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougkari/


    If you'd like to support the show and get bonus episodes, visit Patreon.com/MalicePod

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

CecileT ,

Amazing

Ariel is a fantastic storyteller and I absolutely love that she includes the psychology behind the story. She says “if you’re like me, you want to know why,” and she delivers.

Suppercatscratch747 ,

What is that Constant Rustling Noise

I couldn’t get past the first few minutes because the background sound was so distracting. I’m also not a fan of the dramatic storytelling style so definite for me🙏🏼

Crimepodna ,

Thought provoking

Malice is not your ordinary true crime podcast, it dives deep into the questions of why and what causes the perpetration of crimes. As an added big bonus, Ariel’s voice and narration wraps around you and brings you into whatever it is she’s discussing.

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