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Learn about red flags

This podcast is so insightful about controlling men. I am learning a ton - especially about recognizing the red flags when you’re starting a relationship. Highly recommend!


A must listen for everyone

Listening to this podcast has been so validating for me and I wish it existed 10+ years ago when I started trying to put my finger on exactly what was happening in my marriage. I didn’t learn about coercive control until I left despite it being such a big part of my experience. Listening to this podcast should be a requirement for all family court professionals, especially those dealing with child custody cases.


Expert Analysis

I knew Laura from RCP. I took a break from true crime for a while, so I didn’t realize she had her own show (and congrats on the baby, Laura!). I don’t think you can find this level of expert analysis in many places. Laura’s coverage of the Petito case has been particularly on point. (Laura has a way of explaining my reactions (“hey, that’s sketchy”) in an academic and intellectual way. Thanks, Laura!


Sys gen white male

I admit that I’ve been on the moving sidewalk most of my life, taking thing for granted, taking things easy and after I went through a difficult personal relationship I turned to podcasts, oddly enough, to find my footing. When I first heard the expression “ woman is the future of man,” I didn’t really get what it meant. Laura is the future of man. Her IQ and her relatability informs us all how to become more civilized, better men. I am sure her own son and husband will benefit from her strong voice as I know I have. She is dogged and energetic and inflagging in her pursuitbif justice and, let’s erect a statue already because she is way out and in front of the future we should strive for. Men need to be educated and held accountable for what they have failed to see and for what they have taken for granted. Laura is the future of mankind and I become smarter and more civilized with every listen. Thank you Laura for being strong and dedicated. You are a diamond.

This is one of the all-time-best crime analysis podcasts. Laura Richards is brilliant, articulate and passionate in her analyses. Her attention to detail and experience as a criminal behavioral analyst result in podcasts of rare insight. She performs an invaluable service to women by calling attention to the signs of domestic violence. This podcast is one for the ages.


Purposeful & victim-focused true crime

Laura is an experienced expert & absolute legend. I wish more people listened to her rather than many of the other unethical and exploitative podcasters in the true crime space. Learning how to recognize red flags is so important & can truly save lives!


So grateful!

I'm so grateful for your knowledge and expertise Laura! This podcast is 💯!!!


Eye-opening and excellent

I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough. Laura has done something amazing—become a bridge between the reality of crime and coercive control and our experiences as humans. She isn’t an armchair detective, she’s an expert—and she is reaching out to us. I have learned so much from her and have been able to look at some of my past experiences in a new light. Thank you so much, Laura!


Amazing

Such and incredible show! First heard Laura in Real Crime Profile and always liked her takes. She never disappoints !


So much respect!

I have so much respect for the work you do and your efforts to educate about coercive control and other abuse issues. This podcast is truly terrific for the educational AND entertainment values.

This is without a doubt one of the best podcasts out there. Laura is the most insightful host and it is so refreshing to listen to crime podcasts where the victims are at the centre of the dialogue. I have just finished a degree in criminology and was unsure what career path to pursue however after many weeks of listening to Crime Analyst, I have made it my goal to become just like Laura. I find the episodes which cover coercive control and violence against women particularly interesting as these are areas which other true crime media outlets do not always go into. Would recommend to everyone!


A Real Life Superhero

Laura I can’t put into words how lucky we are you came to America. Your experience and drive to put forth the right education, feelings and thoughts for everyone to see is exactly what we need today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring about not just women, but humans, truth, justice and educating people on what is right. Crime Analyst is by far the best educational binge to date.


100% worth your time

Each episode I’ve listened to so far is an insightful deep dive into a specific case of domestic abuse and/or coercive control, subjects on which Ms. Richards is a professional expert (and it shows!). She offers a framework for understanding misogyny and how it impacts how we view and often blame victims of abuse/crimes, and she asks her listeners rhetorical questions at just the right moment to challenge how we might’ve internalized those ideas and can begin to reshape our thoughts and hold the right people accountable.


Excellent education

I just can’t get enough of Laura’s insight and experience. Watching crime reports and documentaries make so much more sense. It’s easier to spot biases and framing. Her passion for being the voice of survivors and victims is inspiring. I’ll take as much content as she can create!


Great Podcast

Love listening to Laura’s expert opinion! So thought provoking!


100% worth your time

Each episode I’ve listened to so far is an insightful deep dive into a specific case of domestic abuse and/or coercive control, subjects on which Ms. Richardson is a professional expert (and it shows!). She offers a framework for understanding misogyny and how it impacts how we view and often blame victims of abuse/crimes, and she asks her listeners rhetorical questions at just the right moment to challenge how we might’ve internalized those ideas and can begin to reshape our thoughts and hold the right people accountable.


Excellent

Laura Richards is the real deal. Her insight, experience and passion are hard to match.


Interesting, insightful and educational

This podcast has challenged me to look at some of my sacred cows. Sometimes the ideas presented have made me uncomfortable which usually is the indication a deeper look is warranted. I appreciate the expertise of Laura and her guests, the victim based lens she has helped me acquire and the additional resources provided for further exploration. If you listen and are unhappy with her view explore that with an open mind…a little squirm can lead to some learn.


Great coverage

Wonderful depp case coverage - looking forward to checking out more eps!


Heard/Depp

In all due respect…having been a long standing fan of all of your opinions. I love your insight and podcast. I follow anything I can find of your expertise. In this case, I think AH is a liar and the jury made their opinion based on AH’s poor demonstrations on the stand. I also didn’t see her as a victim. On the UK case - JD was suing the Sun and not AH. JD did not testify- so the decision was based on AH performance. I believe AH has issues, I believe Dr Curry. In this specific case, AH has done more to damage true victims coming forward. All this to say I have never been a JD fan…..whether AH had a poor representation with poor legal team…is open for discussion- AH lost this case on her testimony. Period. We must also admit that men can be a victim too.


Changing the linguistics of crime

Listening to Ms. Richards analysis of criminal behaviour is like being given a key into a secret chamber you didn’t know existed. The guests are well chosen and the subject matter is meaningful and handled with grace and honour. Her voice is modulated and firm, and there’s kindness and compassion for victims and families. She pushes through difficult material and relays it to listeners. The deep and thoughtful process of how Richard’s mind processes data is remarkable. She also reminds us all to trust our gut instinct and explains the biology of the sensory system in our body and why we should pay attention to it. She uses the platform to change the linguistics of crime. Richards is talking about the prevalence of violent crime toward women. And she also works for the greater good regarding law in the U.K. and other countries. She is tireless it seems. Jane Austen wrote this over 200 years ago…“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” Anne Elliott in Persuasion. It’s time for women hold the pen to tell the story and Richards is definitely making this happen.


A class by itself

I have learned so much from Laura and this podcast! Her thorough analysis and commentary goes deep into the minds of the criminals and she dissects all aspects of the crime. I am a mh therapist and her work helps me in my work daily. Thank you Dr Richards!


Eye opening & binge worthy

I don't know why I waited so long to listen to Crime Analyst as a long time fan of RCP, but I couldn't stop once I started. Laura gives her perspective on crime like no other, focusing on victims & giving real life crime prevention suggestions. Highly recommended for true crime fans. Thank you Laura for being a truth teller!


Finally - A true professional

I thoroughly enjoy Laura’s insight and analysis of true crime. Domestic violence hits very close to home for many and it’s wonderful to hear the validation for victims and how to properly identify warning signs. As men, we have a responsibility of protecting the women in our life and learning signs of “hidden violence” in others lives. Thank you, Laura. I have learned so much from you.


Changing the linguistics of crime

Listening to Ms. Richards analysis of criminal behaviour is like being given a key into a secret chamber you didn’t know existed. The guests are well chosen and the subject matter is meaningful and handled with grace and honour. Her voice is modulated and firm, and there’s kindness and compassion for victims and families. She pushes through difficult material and relays it to listeners. The deep and thoughtful process of how Richard’s mind processes data is remarkable. She also reminds us all to trust our gut instinct and explains the biology of the sensory system in our body and why we should pay attention to it. For many years I’ve said women are raised to be polite—I was awed when I heard her say it as well. I was a long time listener to the podcast Richard’s does with Jim Clemente, Real Crime Profile. I tweeted once wishing she had her own podcast because it would be excellent. I guess it’s worked out and it is even better than I expected. Better because she created the platform to change the linguistics of crime. Richards is talking about the prevalence of violent crime toward women. And she also works for the greater good regarding law in the U.K. and other countries. She is tireless it seems. Jane Austen wrote this over 200 years ago…“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” Anne Elliott in Persuasion. It’s time for women hold the pen to tell the story and Richards is definitely making this happen.


outstanding insightful and forward thinking

I cannot express enough thanks and appreciation for Laura and her work here. It’s revolutionary, hopeful and really important work. If you want to understand how we might undo the toxic traits of masculinity, in and for both men, women, and non binary people, please give a listen to this podcast. It is so much more that a true crime series, it’s a difficult and honest look at where we are with violence and where we need to be heading to prevent it.


So much insight into investigations

This is a revelation in true crime podcasts. Listeners, if you think you have already learned how victims, police, criminals, surviving family and friends work, listen to Laura for a new understanding. If you like detailed thoroughness in crime analysis from someone who knows, this is for you.


Love this podcast

Laura is so thorough, thoughtful and compassionate.


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!


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.