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Addressing topics in crime and psychology and working to better the world through the power of morbid curiosity.

Addressing topics in crime and psychology and working to better the world through the power of morbid curiosity.
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Addressing topics in crime and psychology and working to better the world through the power of morbid curiosity.




014 The Stranger Danger Danger

Elle has a revelation about how we talk about crime and PROPERLY teach people personal safety from childhood through adulthood - courtesy the Netflix series The Keepers, a little bit of Forensic Psych data, and her own misspent youth. NO SPOILERS for The Keepers in this episode. REMINDER: I will be away for the first two weeks of August. I’d like to thank my newest Patreon supporter(s): Lanie from the True Crime Fan Club Podcast and Tom Kull. I’d also like to thank my newest five star...


013 The Monster

Two books enter! One podcast episode leaves! Today I look at Panzram A Journal of Murder through the lens of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, because why not? Music by Kai Engel - ICD 10 - 03 Delirium Provided under an Attribution license Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a word from Kristi Lee of the Canadian True Crime Podcast Not done digging up parts? PleasingTerrors ep 017: A Monster of Many Parts pieces together the Woman who made the Man that made The Monster. I’d like...


012 Is it Nature or Nurture? Yes!

Nature vs Nurture is basically the title card fight of psychology. Episode 12 gives a broad overview of Nature/Nurture history leading into your intrepid host's very favorite take on the question. Guest starring Carl Panzram, one of the most stone cold dudes ever to walk the earth. Music by Kai Engel - ICD 10 - 03 Delirium Provided under an Attribution license Many thanks to my newest Patreon supporter: Mary Viginia I’d also like to thank my newest five star Itunes reviewer(s):...


011 It's not the size of your pillar, except when it is

A surprisingly common delusion, the story of the original Flagpole Sitta, and what they can tell us about the intersection of culture and mental health. Warning: repeated usage of anatomical terms for uh... certain portions of anatomy... but NOT in any sort of racy or gory fashion. Further reading The Geography of Madness - Frank Bures The Atlantic - The Diseases You Only Get if You Believe in Them Reuters - Penis theft panic hits city..New Advent - St. Simeon Stylites the Elder The...


010 Double Trouble

Have you ever heard the Bauhaus song Terror Couple Kills Colonel? I recently spent the three days earwormed with it after Netflix bingeing a British television series called "Killer Couples". This got me thinking: True Crime media is pretty obsessed with "Partners in crime" but what factors create these infamous poisonous pairs? This episode discusses a relevant turning point in social science and a specific flavor of the "Partner in Crime". Thank Yous and Announcements I’d like to thank...


009 The Policy of Truth

By request: today's episode discusses Polygraph Testing in Criminal Justice settings addressing the theoretical basis for its use and where and why problems arise. I’d like to thank my most recent Patreon supporter Leslie Lavigne from Shawville, Quebec and my newest five star Itunes and Stitcher reviewers: KCauling, VioletElectricP, Bookshelves91, and Bossypants16 Useful links Podcasts We Listen To Facebook Group Inventor of the Lie Detector APA on Polygraph testing Criminal Podcast...


008 You Keep Using That Word

Back to basics. Today's episode discusses the most basic building block of psychological science, with a little help from one of my favorite movies. I mentioned two NIH articles in the episode, they can be found here: Women and Health Research: Ethical and Legal Issues of Including Women in Clinical Studies: Volume I.Women’s health and clinical trials Patreon supporter links: Aside from having the good taste to pledge, all of these people are doing awesome things Scott from The...


007 Insanity Two Electric Boogaloo

Further detail on the particulars of the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity defense with MORE special attention to the Andrea Yates trial, and the sad but illustrative plight of three (thankfully imaginary) unfortunate neighborhood kids. CNN article covering Yates' second verdict A neat article I thought you might like: What Happens If You Commit a Murder While Sleepwalking? Music by Kai Engel - ICD-10 Provided under an Attribution non commercial license


006 Literally Insane

This is it folks, THE big topic whenever forensic psych comes up. This is indeed the Insanity episode, well... the first one anyway. A very broad overview of Insanity definitions and statistics with special attention to the Andrea Yates trial and an unfortunate imaginary man named Bob. Music by Kai Engel - The Scope Provided under an Attribution non commercial license Helpful Links: NYC criminal courts annual report 2011 Frontline Insanity Defense FAQCornell.edu on diminished...


005 New Year, New You

January is a time when many people look to make radical changes in their lives. But be careful what you wish for, especially when you're talking about forensic psychology. Episode 5 focuses on a rare but fascinating disorder which adds a whole new twist to the idea of personal reinvention. 005 New Year, New You by Quid Pro Quo Special Mention: I brought up an episode of the excellent The Thin Air Podcast briefly during today's episode - you can check it out right here and then go...


004 The Zodiac Filler

004 The Zodiac Filler by Quid Pro Quo How one of the most well known books on the Zodiac case caused a severe crisis of True Crime lit faith. Elle reluctantly expresses her ire at the book Zodiac by Robert Graysmith and asks "what are our responsibilities as consumers and creators of the next generation of true crime literature and media content?" Music: Home Runner Single by Vir Nocturna http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Vir_Nocturna/Home_Runner_-_Single/HomeRunnerVir Licensed under...


003 Fit to be Tried

003 Fit to be Tried by Quid Pro Quo Why discuss the Constitution in connection with a mass shooter? Hint: No, not *that* amendment. Today's episode is a broad overview of determining fitness to stand trial in the United States with a special focus on: the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. ConstitutionDusky v United Statesthe Jared Loughner mass shootinglink for The State v MJK (reference for further study in episode) Libsyn was being fighty for a few minutes on Sunday Night, if by chance you...


002 Fool Me Once

What do you do when your worldview asks you to look for the best in someone but what you are faced with is the very worst? The documentary "A Wise Fool" has one take on this question, but this week's Quid Pro Quo episode discusses why in this particular case a background in Forensic Psychology might lead you to a different conclusion. Helpful links: A Wise Fool Documentary - Facebook Page Florida Commission on Capital Cases - Case Synopsis The Hare Psychotherapy Checklist The St...


001.1 Halloween and launch Bonus

Bonus launch episode: Elle reads The Cask of Admontillado by Edgar Allen Poe Background Music by Kai Engel from album ICD-10 Songs - Anxiety, Comatose, Oneiri http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ICD-10/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


001 A Time Before True Crime

001 Launch Episode - The man and the women who each in their own way started the True Crime genre. Spoiler alert: neither had a good time of it. Discussing the historical Mary Rogers case and its influence on modern true crime and detective literature via Edgar Allen Poe Reviewing and discussing The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower https://www.facebook.com/authordanielstashower/ Background Music by Lee Rosevere from...


000 Introduction to the QuidProQuo Podcast

000: Intro to the QuidProQuo Podcast Introducing QuidProQuo and laying down the basics of forensic psychology re-recorded 3-27-17 Music by Kai Engel Songs - Cloudburst, Rainbow PON VI from album: Chapter Three-Warm http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/