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Excellent podcast!

This is the most intelligent, thorough & dignified true crime podcast out there. Always an insightful perspective from Laura Richards with deep-dive analyses, eloquently delivered (with an accent that is genuinely endearing to the typical American fan-girl 😊…) I appreciate that she reads all of the promos herself - it’s a welcome change to the usual sudden, loud, late-night assault to the earbuds.

Terrific, timely, and top priority

If you want evidence-based information that provides insight into behavior, biased perception, and how certain attitudes are societally ingrained, you can ask for no better educator than Laura Richards. Teacher, student, and advocate, she provides information and understanding that allows the listener to truly see the world around them and understand it fully so that we can, bit by bit, change things to make them more equitable and better. Thank you for a wonderful show.

Thank you Laura for supporting women by giving us the strength to speak up and leave these bad situations. You are saving lives and shutting down these brutal bullies.


Laura Richards is my shero! She has a special place in my life, as I consume anything she is involved in. I admire her almost as much as my mother, and that is the highest compliment. This podcast is so well done and informative. Thank you Laura!

I absolutely love how Laura has went about analysing the Sophie Tuscan du Plantier case. It's done in such a calm manner, giving Sophie and the case the respect it deserves. What I particularly like is how she delves into the profiling of the chief suspect as I think this is vital in understanding so many aspects of the case. Something I want to thank Laura for is her simple and straightforward explaination of domestic violence and coersive control. This, no doubt, will help so many women who might not be aware of the signs. Thank you Laura.


Just when you thought you knew most everything concerning the Du Plantier case, Laura and guests shed much light. There is no sugar coating Mr. Bailey’s character, history of abuse and denial, and duplicity which they do a great job of highlighting in this podcast. Do I agree with Laura that this man had no achievements in life? That is simply not the case. He was a successful reporter and newspaper man. He dabbled in poetry and the arts. He continues to sell his homemade wares at market. He has law degrees. But he is a sick man and a very viable suspect. Just wish they could definitively nail Bailey and connect him to the crime scene and the victim herself. Why Sophie?? Not a whole lot of concrete evidence to connect them. But Bailey is a strange one with connections to the adjoining property owner and very well could have had a secret obsession. But nothing in his diaries or disclosed to friends about any interest or obsession with Sophie prior to the murder which I find not in keeping with his blabbering nature.

Knowledge is Power

Learning so much from Laura and guests! This is such important work and everyone should be listening!

Brilliant True Crime Podcast!

Absolutely BRILLIANT podcast by experts that know so much. Laura breaking down facts along with Jim is a treasure cove of informational facts. My favorite true crime podcast. 5 Stars!!! Thank you. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I would recommend The Crime Analyst to anyone who is interested in the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case. Laura’s perspective is different from any other I have heard in the media so far. She brings considerable professional expertise to the table, as well centring the victim as a whole person. Listeners familiar with previous media treatment of this case and the main suspect will be punching the air as they finally hear a broadcaster (with criminal justice expertise, to boot) refuse to trivialise serious domestic violence. Highly recommended.

I absolutely adore Laura. Having followed other projects that she has worked on, I was so happy when I found this podcast. She is always fair and balanced but her focus on victims over perpetrators and her work with protecting girls and women makes her my actual hero!


Thank you for bringing some of the darkest realities of women to light. You are truly helping to start the change. Your work on coercive control should be taught in high school health classes

I have the greatest admiration for Laura.

Excellent expert analysis that puts victims first.

Crime Analyst

Laura brings it as usual, she’s an advocate for those that cannot speak for themselves.

Excellent, informative, refreshing

Brilliant Teacher! I love listening to Laura I have learned so much about Cohersive Control and in turn I have been able to help many of my patients. Clinically relevant and interesting. I hope Laura champions changing laws in the US as she did in the UK re domestic violence and coercive control. 🙌🏻

Laura Richards expose on the treatment of the women who were victims and victim survivors of a notorious UK serial killer is a must-listen. She picks apart the misogyny and incompetence of the investigation in a way that will open your mind and leave you reeling. It's amazing.

Thorough — Revealing

THE best crime podcast out there. I appreciate the focus on the victims as well as the broad and deep approach to the current day investigation. *The terrible music devalues the overall experience and lowers the expectation of valuable information.

Does it get any more important than this?

Laura is truly the most knowledgeable, experienced, hardest-working, best informed, and most articulate person in podcasting, and that’s not to mention her tremendously impactful career in law enforcement, victim advocacy, and public awareness. I can’t recommend this podcast enough, it’s eye-opening and extremely educational, the prevalence of violence against women and girls is horrifying and every possible measure should be taken to end it. Educating yourself and the men in your life particularly is so important!!!!

Finally some in-depth knowledge and real intelligence in the field of crime analysis. Laura's meticulous nature and highly considered delivery is truly infectious, leaving the listener wanting more and finally being able to see the crimes from the perspective of the person who matters the most. The Victim. Women and children now have a voice through her. Laura's delivery is impeccable, I am utterly hooked.

Laura Richards is truly amazing. Her passion and drive are insperational. I urged you to listen to her podcasts; which at times can be a challenging and disturbing experience. Laura, thank you.

Critical forensic analysis from a modern woman’s perspective

Have so much respect and admiration for all the work Laura Richards does for victims. I love listening to her logical, empathetic, and no-stone-unturned podcast.

Strong Analysis

Laura gives victims a voice. Great analysis of the case and impact on families and survivors. Highly recommended.

Aside from her impeccable credentials, experience and expertise, Laura is so very articulate and clear and champions the victims and their families, raising up the victims to front and centre, relegating the ghastly perps to only such mention as is necessary to analyse their terrible crimes. Follow Laura, too, in the Realcrimeprofile podcast and on Twitter, she's marvelous!

Listen carefully and learn ❤️

I devour my podcasts of choice. I listen at 1-1/2 speed on most so I can enjoy them more quickly. However I leave CRIME ANALYST on standard speed. So much to take in and think about. Dig in, listen, learn, and be empowered! Thank you Ms. Richards you’re our hero 🤟🏼.

This is an excellent, well informed podcast which discusses serious issues such as femecide, coercive control, domestic violence/abuse, murder and what needs to change for the system to do better.

Love this podcast!

I have been a fan of Laura Richards for many years… Laura is an incredible advocate for women, and for all victims of crimes! I love how she always puts the victim first! Thank you Laura for all of your hard work!


You can feel how much Laura cares about her work and all the victims/survivors discussed. Laura's passion and empathy are unmatchable. Thank you Laura for all that you do!

Kerri Kasem and Casey Kasem

Excellent podcast featuring Kerri Kasem. Insightful and thought-provoking. Elder abuse is not discussed enough in society. Laura lets her guests not only tell their stories and share expertise, but allows them to process their thoughts in a kind, respectful way. Highly recommend! Nanette

Forgotten Victims

We don’t have much knowledge in America about the massive manhunt for England’s maybe second most notorious serial killer. This went on in Yorkshire, England between 1969 and 1980, but the series of gruesome attacks on women gripped the entire country. Laura’s deep dive into the police investigation and criminal analysis of the perpetrator and his background are instructive to the point of mind-blowing. Everyone can learn from Laura’s experience and should listen to this.

Powerful and insightful

Episode 2 is outstanding. Richard McCann is such an insightful and compassionate person. I have been a fan of Laura Richards for years. These two activists together: there is hope for the world. Throughout this series: Excellent points on treatment of victims, the legal process, focus on the perpetrators, language used in these cases, and media. I was enthralled with this series from the beginning. More so with each new episode. Important criminal justice lessons as applicable in the USA as Britain. Highly recommend.