Truly fascinating and engaging podcasts that cleverly unpick society's attitudes to victim blaming and the incredible police failings in the capture and arrest of PS. Highly recommended listening, in particular to Laura's interview with Julie Bindel, which exposes the 'macho culture', police cognitive bias, society's attitudes to violence against women/girls and prostitution.
Thank you, Laura! Your passion and insistence that the status quo is not acceptable, is not kind to victims and is NOT the solution! Thank you for helping to define our mission!
I’ve been a long time listener of Laura and I’m so grateful for her dedication to give a voice to the victims and fighting misogyny in this world. Laura is the voice we need.
I’m a huge fan of Laura Richards, having first heard her on RCP. Her intelligence, passion for her work, unflinching honesty and, above all, empathy and advocacy for victims, especially women and girls, separates this podcast from all the rest. We get fascinating insight into criminal behavior from her many years of experience. I also think having the perspective of a woman in a field that is still largely male-dominated really does bring a different focus to certain areas of investigating and solving these hideous acts of violence against women. I don’t know how she finds the time, but we are all grateful for her hard work and dedication.
So many important issues that are very much contemporary societal problems are discussed by Laura and her guests. She is truly an advocate for women who are so often blamed and shamed for the acts of violence men perpetrate against them. Let’s keep talking about how this happens and how we can change it. Your work is helping to save women’s lives, and to validate the experiences of survivors. <3
Laura’s perspective speaks to what is needed to protect the most vulnerable, hard to reach individuals that need it the most. The lack of training and understanding in police lead to inaccurate criminal profiles and victimology. Laura’s life work is to change that, and I feel fortunate Laura shares her knowledge on this and other podcasts.
I’d have preferred to give this podcast 100 stars. It is not story time to tell the tale of this criminal. It is meant to drive home the point that male violence and women’s conditioning to fear men is real and has literally harmed ALL of us either directly or indirectly. I encourage all to listen with an open mind and the understanding that this isn’t an attack by man-haters. Men, I value you and I believe in you. I respectfully ask you to listen and gain a wider perspective to this reality. This podcast is an amazing start.
Laura should be our goals! She is intelligent and fighting for the well being of other women. We should be grateful for people like her spreading knowledge on this type of crime.
Laura is a wealth of knowledge and I truly love hearing her insight and perspective! I learn something from every episode. She fights the good fight!!!! Thank you Laura!
This interview had me in tears at times. I was living in the UK during the time that PS was killing women. I was too young and ignorant at the time to really make sense of the effect on women. Today when the two of you talked about rape not killing you, and the effect of sexual abuse, you confirmed my own feelings. I was sexually abused in my home, and some people expect me to wallow in the pain forever. I refuse to do that, but I am all to aware of how different my life would be now if it hadn’t happened. I’ve made so many life decisions based on the abuse (often without knowing why) and now I’m VERY aware of how different my life would be if the abuse hadn’t shaped my life.
Laura is an advocate that is needed today. Looking back at cases to see how things could have been handled differently in order to protect more people today is necessary. Thank you for all your hard work and speaking out for us all.
I have listened to every episode of Crime Analyst as it comes out and almost every episode of Laura's other show, Real Crime Profile. The insights that she has provided over the years have taught me SO much about the warning signs of Domestic Violence. I've followed up with reading several books and learning what I can about the topic, not knowing how important it would be in my life. My mom recently ended a 2+ year relationship with an abusive man. In her words, "it wasn't long before he was going to get physically violent with me. I could see it coming." She told me how he threated to kill her and bury her in a mineshaft. I know this guy was totally serious. Part of what helped her make the decision to leave was information that I learned from Laura. I was able to teach her and my family members what the warning signs were and help her to safely leave. This information coupled with the book "Why Does He Do That" by Lundy Babcroft opened her eyes to exactly what was going on. Laura, thank you for being such a staunch advocate for women and for providing so much teaching on what domestic abuse truly looks like. I honestly and fully believe that your dedication to teaching others about gendered violence played a large role in saving my mom's life. Thank you for being so passionate and dedicated to your work. You are an amazing woman! ♥️
The women of Earth are safer and better off because of Laura and the enormous amount she has done in her career as a behavioral analyst, specifically in the areas of domestic abuse, serial rape, murder of women and the common correlation between the three.
Best true crime podcast in the world. No sensationalism, all facts, all criminology and all in the name of saving women and children.
This podcast goes way beyond the telling of a story. It makes victims and their families human. It speaks to effects of acute and chronic trauma. It’s a window into the thinking processes of law enforcement and behavioral analysts. I’d say there is no other podcast that gets this deep. It an education on so many levels. Thank you Laura for making this!!
In this new solo podcast, Laura Richards is truly in her element - taking a deep dive into a vexing case that has haunted her since the beginning of her career. It’s amazing to be a fly on the wall of Lauras intelligence cell, and follow along as she peels back layer after layer in her re-investigation of this horrendous case. Laura leads us through every detail, leaving no rock unturned, in her quest to understand the many failures of the original investigation. As always, the victims are front and center and Laura brings a rare compassion, intelligence and a critical lens - to finding the actual truth and connect all the dots - every episode is a treat. So good.
Fantastic podcast ! Laura Richards is brilliant so many people failed these women it’s nice to hear Laura calling them out!
Laura Richards is a shero and this podcast is really great. She is an expert in the field and a fierce advocate for victims which is rare in the crime podcast world. We’re lucky she is taking the time to share her insight and be a voice for the victims of crime.
Laura Richards brings a wealth of knowledge and true empathy to her analysis of criminal behavior as well as assessing police response. She puts the victims front and center and shines a light on coercive control. Absolutely fascinating and so needed
Instead of sensationalizing the crimes and glorifying the perpetrator, in Crime Analyst, Laura Richards puts the victims at the center of their own stories. And she calls out the misogyny and male entitlement at the heart of violence against women. This podcast is a must-listen. Thank you, Laura, for your authenticity, compassion, and for reminding us real crime enthusiasts that these are real people, suffering real tragedy.
Laura Richards is a force. She’s a passionate no-nonsense victim centered advocate with so much experience and knowledge. Already loved her on her other podcast, RCP, but crime analyst is my new fav. Have binged all the episodes one after another. Keep them coming!!
The hostess takes a novel approach to discussing crime- focus on the victims, both direct & indirect, living and dead. This approach provides a more thorough view of motive, compulsion, and psychology of crimes. Also delivers a more compassionate story when the victim and their families are given more attention.