Crime Analyst

Crime Analyst

If you are curious about the ‘who dunnit’ and the ‘why dunnit’ and how and why victims become footnotes in their own murders, Crime Analyst is for you. Hosted by world renowned and award-winning Criminal Behavioural Analyst Laura Richards.

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December 19, 2020 3 min
You’ve met the CSIs, the detectives and the profilers – well now it’s time for Crime Analyst.
If you're interested in real crime and good storytelling that's respectful to victims
and you want more insight and in-depth analysis about the who, the what, the where, the when, the how and the why... congratulations! You’ve found your next podcast!

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Announcing the first case... Come join me, Laura Richards, in the intelligence cell, as I deconstruct one of the most misunderstood cases of our time. It will literally blow your mind.
The first episode of Crime Analyst drops January 8 2021.

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January 8, 2021 37 min

Laura Richards analyses and deconstructs the murders and attacks on lone women committed by Peter Sutcliffe (known as PS throughout the series) in the north east of England in the 1960s and 1970s.

 

This case happened before Laura started her career at New Scotland Yard. It was the very reason her unit was set up.

Listen and find out why Laura believes this is one of the most misunderstood cases of our time and why we should sto...

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Ep #2 The Forgotten Victims, Part 2: My Mum Wilma McCann
In this episode Laura interviews Richard McCann, Wilma McCann's son. Richard shares his memories about the fateful night his mother was murdered by PS, as well as who his mother was and the impact his mother's murder has had on him, his family and the other victim's families. Richard and Laura discuss the impact of the West Yorkshire Police Service's han...
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The Forgotten Victims, Part 3: The A1 Linked Offences

 

Laura analyses the A1 linked attacks committed by PS on Emily Jackson, Marcella Claxton, Irene Richardson, Debra Schlesinger, Patricia ‘Tina’ Atkinson and Jayne MacDonald and shares some startling revelations about the crimes and crime scene behaviours and what it reveals about PS. You won’t want to miss this.

Listener discretion advised. This episode contains graphic detai...

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Ep #4 The Forgotten Victims, Part 4

Laura continues to analyse the A1 offences, the attacks on Maureen Long, Jean Jordan, Marilyn Moore, Tracy Browne and Olive Smelt by PS and Laura comes up with a hypothesis which she puts to the test. If right, it will blow the case out of the water. You won’t want to miss this.


#HerNameISMaureenLong

#HerNameWasJeanJordan

#HerNameISMarilynMoore

#HerNameISTracyBrowne

#HerNameISOliveSmelt

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Laura continues to analyse the A1 linked offences, the brutal attacks on Yvonne Pearson, Helen Rytka, Anna Rogulskyj and Vera Millward by Peter Sutcliffe. Laura analyses Joan Harrison’s rape and murder, the letters received by Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield as well discussing a major breakthrough in the investigation. You won’t want to miss this.

#HerNameWasYvonnePearson

#HerNameWasHelenRytka

#HerNameWasAnna...

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Laura continues to analyse the A1 linked offences, the brutal attacks on Ann Rooney, Barbara Leach, Marguerite Walls and Dr Upadhya Bandara by PS.

Laura details the two-hour interview with PS by DC Andrew Laptew,  Tracy Browne’s reaction to the Geordie voice on the tape,  a staggering decision made by Chief Constable Gregory in the wake of Tracy Browne’s statement and important new information received by the police about the t...

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Laura analyses the near miss attacks on Dr Upadhya Bandara, Maureen ‘Mo’ Lea and Theresa Sykes and the murder of Jaqueline Hill by PS. Laura discusses the three police interviews with PS in 1980 and the events leading to his arrest on January 2 1981, which will blow your mind. You will not want to miss this.

#HerNameISDrUpadhyaBandara

#HerNameISMoLea

#HerNameIsTheresaSykes

#HerNameWasJacquelineHill

#TheForgottenVic...

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Laura interviews author, journalist, campaigner and survivor Julie Bindel. Julie lived in Leeds at the time and the day before Jacqueline Hill was murdered and close to where she was killed, Julie was followed by a man fitting PS’s description on her way back from the pub.   Julie shares with Laura what happened that night, what it was like living through this in West Yorkshire at the time, the police response, terminology includin...
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Laura analyses the nuanced details of PS’s arrest, key aspects of his confession statement to police as well as discussing the astounding events that happened at the preliminaries of the trial.   When PS was searched before his first court appearance, detectives were shocked at what they discovered. You won’t want to miss this.     #TrueCrime #Podcast #CrimeAnalyst #TheForgottenVictims #VictimsMatter #WomenMatter     Sources https:...
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Laura forensically deconstructs the first week of PS’s trial, including the opening speech by Sir Michael Havers QC and new revelations and behavioral analysis of PS’s confession.   Laura details the significant witnesses called by the Prosecution who cast grave doubt about the accuracy and legitimacy of PS’s diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. You won’t want to miss this.   #TrueCrime #Podcast #CrimeAnalyst #TheForgottenVictims #...
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In the wake of Sarah Everard’s disappearance and murder, and in tribute to Sarah, Laura discusses police advice to women in Clapham, London about not going out alone after dark and why we must identify and tackle the problem of ‘violence against women’ and why it’s men’s issue.   Laura forensically deconstructs the second and third week of PS’s trial, including the psychiatrist’s testimony and PS’s diagnosis of paranoid schizophren...
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In this special report, Laura highlights many murders which may have been prevented if a serial domestic abuser and stalker register were in place, as well as behavioural analysis of the Atlanta shooting on March 16 2021. This special episode is in honour and memory of all the victims.   #HerNameWas #SarahEverard #ClaireParry #RuthWilliams #JaneClough #HollieGazzard #ShanaGrice #PearlBlack #JanetScott #CheryleeShennan #JanineWaterw...
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Laura interviews journalist and author Sheron Boyle, who lived in Yorkshire at the time PS was attacking and killing women. Sheron also covered the case extensively, interviewing many of the victims and police officers involved as well as John Sutcliffe, PS’s father.   Laura and Sheron discuss other potentially linked offences and a letter PS wrote to Sheron, as well as  Sheron’s interview with a number of the officers investigatin...
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In this episode, Laura analyses The Byford Report, the report that was commissioned by the Home Secretary in a bid to quell rising public criticism into the police handling of the investigation following the trial.    There are some startling revelations in this episode as Laura receives some of the missing pages from the Home Office from the section entitled "Description of suspects, photofits and other assaults” following her...
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Laura continues to deconstruct The Byford Report and the missing pages. Laura begins her behavioural analysis of other potentially linked offences that may have been committed by PS, leading to new revelations about when PS could have potentially  been arrested and stopped. You won’t want to miss this.   #TheForgottenVictims #HerNameIsGloriaWood #HerNameIsRosemaryStead #HerNameIsMaureenHogan #HerNameIsAnnaRogulskyj #HerNameIsOliveS...
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Laura continues to deconstruct The Byford Report, the missing pages and the other potentially linked offences that may have been committed by PS.  Lord Byford concluded that serial killers become serial killers because they are cute enough to avoid police detection early on. Laura has a differing view. You won’t want to miss this.   #HerNameWasCarolWilkinson #HerNameIsYvonneMysliwiec #Podcast #TrueCrime #CrimeAnalyst   Sources http...
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In this Special Report (Part 1 of 3) Laura interviews the inspiring and courageous 17-year-old Georgia Gabriel-Hooper, whose mother, Cheryl Gabriel-Hooper was shot dead in front of her by her former partner Andrew Hooper on January 26 2018.   Georgia was sat in the car late at night when Hooper appeared with a shot gun and killed her mum. Georgia is bravely sharing her story as she wants everyone to understand the warning signs of ...
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In this Special Report (Part 2 of 3), Laura interviews courageous 17-year-old Georgia Gabriel-Hooper, whose mother, Cheryl Gabriel-Hooper was shot dead in front of her by her former partner Andrew Hooper on January 26 2018.   We discuss events leading up to the murder and the red flags which include coercive control, isolation, victim’s fear, separation, rejection, escalation, stalking, threats to kill, access to weapons, child abu...
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