30 episodes

Dr. N dives into the captivating world of forensic psychology in a twist on true crime podcasts. Can you make a murderer? Can we trust expert witnesses? How are false memories made? How likely is it that you would confess to a crime you didn't commit? All these questions and so much more are discussed on the podcast. Weekly episodes will touch on different topics, stories, and empirically-based research that highlight forensic psychology's contribution to true crime and the legal system as a whole.

The ForenPsych Files Dr. N

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Dr. N dives into the captivating world of forensic psychology in a twist on true crime podcasts. Can you make a murderer? Can we trust expert witnesses? How are false memories made? How likely is it that you would confess to a crime you didn't commit? All these questions and so much more are discussed on the podcast. Weekly episodes will touch on different topics, stories, and empirically-based research that highlight forensic psychology's contribution to true crime and the legal system as a whole.

    Colleen Stan and Cameron Hooker

    Colleen Stan and Cameron Hooker

    Join Dr. N as she discuses the case against Cameron Hooker: the abduction, imprisonment, and sexual abuse of Colleen Stan and the trial that followed.
    All sources and episode notes are in a google doc folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vAH8D6TmeHQbIYaWVwecD8zCuYYpdYlW?usp=sharing
    Have questions? Please email theforenpsychfilespod@gmail.com
    Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram @theforenpsychfilespod
    Visit the website: https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/ (https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/)

    • 18 min
    Daryl Atkins, Intellectual Disabilities, and the Death Penalty

    Daryl Atkins, Intellectual Disabilities, and the Death Penalty

    Join Dr. N as she discuses the case that led to a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court exempting those with intellectual disabilities from the death penalty.
    All sources and episode notes are in a google doc folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vAH8D6TmeHQbIYaWVwecD8zCuYYpdYlW?usp=sharing
    Have questions? Please email theforenpsychfilespod@gmail.com
    Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram @theforenpsychfilespod
    Visit the website: https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/ (https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/)

    • 16 min
    The Exoneration of James Blackmon

    The Exoneration of James Blackmon

    Join Dr. N for a discussion about James Blackmon and how he spent 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. This is a great case study in false confessions and competency.
    All sources and episode notes are in a google doc folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vAH8D6TmeHQbIYaWVwecD8zCuYYpdYlW?usp=sharing
    Have questions? Please email theforenpsychfilespod@gmail.com
    Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram @theforenpsychfilespod
    Visit the website: https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/ (https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/)

    • 10 min
    The Mathis Family Murders

    The Mathis Family Murders

    Join Dr. N as she discusses the murders of LaDonna Mathis and her two sons. This case is still unsolved after nearly 40 years, and some believe the murderer walked free.
    All sources and episode notes are in a google doc folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vAH8D6TmeHQbIYaWVwecD8zCuYYpdYlW?usp=sharing
    Have questions? Please email theforenpsychfilespod@gmail.com
    Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram @theforenpsychfilespod
    Visit the website: https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/ (https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/)

    • 9 min
    The Unsolved Murder of Betty Gail Brown

    The Unsolved Murder of Betty Gail Brown

    Join Dr. N as she discusses the unsolved murder of Betty Gail Brown. Little forensic evidence, , even fewer leads, a possible false confession, and a hung jury leave this case cold after nearly 60 years.
    All sources and episode notes are in a google doc folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vAH8D6TmeHQbIYaWVwecD8zCuYYpdYlW?usp=sharing
    Have questions? Please email theforenpsychfilespod@gmail.com
    Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram @theforenpsychfilespod
    Visit the website: https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/ (https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/)

    • 9 min
    The Iceman: Richard Kuklinski

    The Iceman: Richard Kuklinski

    Join Dr. N as she discuses The Iceman, aka Richard Kuklinski. She covers the differences between hitmen and serial killers and dives into the psychology of The Iceman himself.
    All sources and episode notes are in a google doc folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vAH8D6TmeHQbIYaWVwecD8zCuYYpdYlW?usp=sharing
    Have questions? Please email theforenpsychfilespod@gmail.com
    Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram @theforenpsychfilespod
    Visit the website: https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/ (https://the-forenpsych-files.captivate.fm/)

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Happyfeet56889 ,

Yay!

I am a psychology student and have been listening to this every chance I get. It’s very interesting!

dragonunit ,

Clear, accessible, well organized, thought provoking, great examples

Every episode raises interesting points and questions that leave me thinking about them for days. I like that the episodes are straight to the point, getting to the content right away. They're well organized with good pacing and are well researched with clear anecdotes to back up all the concepts. I feel like Dr. N always anticipates the questions I have and answers them by the end of the episode. The content is accessible for someone without a forensic psychology background but it doesn't feel dumbed down. I recently listened to the episodes on criminal lineups and eyewitness accounts and they made me think about how the same memory failures might be affecting our daily lives (and also reinforced how important it is to have experts be involved in policy decisions!). The original music always adds to the overall effect of the episodes. I'd definitely recommend this podcast for anyone!

ARomyn ,

Such an Interesting Topic!

Forensic psychology is often the hero of tv and movies, but how much does the layman actually know? These early episodes have been insightful and informative, and I’m excited to see where this a podcast goes!

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