Every police dept., investigative unit and crime detective should go through courses given by Laura Richards! Not only is she highly trained, an intuitive and highly experienced in solving criminal investigations, she’s a wonderful storyteller of cases she has been involved with and has studied. I learn something every time I listen to her!
Laura is an amazing crime analyst! She brings the most interesting and insightful perspective to professional crime analysis. This is the podcast we all want and need to hear. She is always respectful and considerate to the victims. She gets down to the why and often empowers the listeners to learn the red flags. Excellent podcast! I wish it was required listening for law enforcement officers.
Answers. If you’re looking for them you came to the right place. Answers that put puzzles together and allow you to decide yourself how you think about a particular case. But if there is any doubt left after listening to Laura (Scotland Yard) and Jim (FBI) you’d be in rare company. Plus they do all their work with the utmost respect. 5 stars isn’t enough!
Hi! I’m writing from Peru. This is, with no doubt, my favorite podcast out there about true crime. I was a bit tired and sad that most podcasts were going on the show side of things, flashy cases, flashy “killers”. Crime Analyst not only goes deep into the cases Laura covers but also gives a lot of helpful information and tips about how to spot the red flags BEFORE an actual crime happens and puts into context the society we live in. In a genre full of dead women, male serial killers and such, this is one of the few that puts the victims at the forefront and the only one that not only brings information of the past but actually tries to change the future by educating the listeners. I’m a woman. I find this so valuable. I also wish many men listen to this podcast. And, especially, law enforcement officers. Because we need allies.
Finally a TC podcast that honours victims and corrects the narrative that there is no innocent/good or guilty/bad victim. Thank you Laura
Laura you are amazing. I have been listening to your podcast for a while now and have learned so much. Thank you!
This is an excellent podcast. It focuses on the why and how people get away with it, and, frankly, most of the time it is not because they were smart, but it was because the police did not do their jobs and misogyny on the part of certain police agencies. Truly eye opening to learn of the discrepancy in various law enforcement circles. Recommended.
Laura has taught me so much about the subtle signs of coercive control and what it means in relationships. In my opinion, she is a valuable resource for looking at any crime that involves violence against women. She breaks open the patriarchy that we have all come to accept and that has harmed women. We need more people like her.
As a long time activist and survivor of rape and assault I’m painfully aware of many of the details contained in this podcast, while I have never been so informed about the ‘connect the dots’ analyzation as is done on this podcast. NO ONE has ever made women’s experiences in the world this vivid, much less called out the justice system, culture and how we are affected by blatant misogyny. This is the way to create change. Keep pointing out the obvious and be loud about it. It’s time for change. Too many women die every year at the hands of men. It has to stop. THANK YOU!!
Laura’s insight and analysis is always so thought provoking. She is not afraid to call out the obvious inherent misogyny in the legal system and I am here for it!
I learned about Laura Richards after hearing her on Real Crime Profile. Laura deep dives on cases and she takes you on a journey to analyze every nuance that makes up a criminal case. Her analysis is fascinating and I feel like I’m getting a serious education in true crime! She exudes passion and intelligence and is a strong advocate for victims and their loved ones. In listening to Laura’s takes, I’ve been deconstructing my own views on misogyny and power and the ways in which I’ve played into these structures as a woman. I’ve had many mind blowing revelations when listening to this podcast, and I’m so thankful to Laura for her courage to push against cultural structures that disempower women and cost many with their lives. This is a brilliant podcast and I highly recommend it to pretty much everyone. Laura’s work is deeply important to the advancement of our culture and society.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Such and incredible show! First heard Laura in Real Crime Profile and always liked her takes. She never disappoints !
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.