Victimology

Victimology

Victimology: the study of the victims of crime and the psychological effects on them of their experience. Join host, Melissa Lee, as she utilizes her platform to share information about cases new and old, fresh and cold. Victimology is based on facts and is conversational. If you want to be apart of the conversation, please reach out to Melissa at victimologypod@gmail.com. We are always accepting case suggestions. Victimology is partnered with The Oracl3 Network.

Episodes

October 28, 2021 23 min
Welcome back to Victimology! Thanks for joining me on this special Spooktober episode!

Henry McCabe appeared to be living the American dream until he disappeared under mysterious circumstances...join me on this week's episode as we dive in and discuss the weird voicemail and strange circumstances surrounding his death.



https://spokesman-recorder.com/2016/03/30/vanished-without-trace-really-happened-henry-t-mccabe/
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WELCOME BACK TO VICTIMOLOGY!

Enjoy this extraspecial episode with Melissa Lee answering listener questions!
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August 1, 2021 68 min
Welcome back to Victimology!

I am joined by John Palmer to discuss the tragic case surrounding the passing of his beautiful wife, Katie Palmer. Katie was struck by a vehicle while walking on April 21, 2020. The man that hit her, Cory Foster, has a 20 year history of vehicular crime, including DWI, PI, Fleeing Arrest, Reckless Driving, Speeding...the list continues on. He has somehow gotten away with a slap on the wrist every ti...
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Welcome back to Victimology!

I am joined in this week's episode by the lovely ladies of the Ye Olde Crime podcast talking about the Hinterkaifeck Murders.

Make sure to check out Ye Olde Crime -

Ye Olde Crime- https://www.yeoldecrimepodcast.com/

Want a chance to win a signed copy of Dr. Engel's book?
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https://form.jotform.com/212057969530056


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July 19, 2021 63 min
Welcome back to Victimology!

In this week's episode, I am joined by forensic psychologist, Dr. Tristin Engels. Join us as we discuss her career as well as her book, The Power of Truth: The Life of Louis R. Vitullo and the Legacy of the Rape Kit. In 2013, she completed graduate school, and now treats offenders with significantly long, violent, and sexually deviant histories with the hopes of addressing maladaptive behavioral p...
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Welcome back to Victimology!

In this week's episode, I am joined by the lovely ladies of the True Crime Broads podcast to talk about the Missy Bevers case on a live q&a event on Facebook. Missy was murdered early one morning while setting up for an early morning workout class. There are more questions than answers surrounding the case. Crystal and Renae have been covering Missy's case for a while now and actually fund...
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March 1, 2021 47 min
Thank you so much again to Steven David Lampley for joining me to discuss the murder of Kathy Jones. And thank you to all those who watched and participated!


If you happened to miss the livestream, here is the video! https://fb.watch/3XkGPv6p6E/

The Kathy Jones Tip Line in Nashville (615) 567-3268.


https://www.stevenlampley.com/kathy-jones-cold-case
If you were one of the winners for the book giveaway, I will be reaching out soon!


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Welcome back to Victimology! I am joined by Steven David Lampley on this week's episode talking about his newest book, 12 and Murdered - the case of Kathy Jones.

Want a chance to win a signed copy of Steven's book and a Victimology shirt? Keep an eye out for the contest entry on Victimology's social media!

Here is Steven's website and podcast:
https://www.stevenlampley.com/

https://www.crimeandforensicsmedia.com/?fbc...
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Welcome back to Victimology! On this special bonus episode, I am joined by one of the hosts of the All Things Anime Podcast, Dr. Weeb.

During the bonus episode, we have an open discussion about the disappearance of Kristin Smart and Madeleine McCann as well as the 2020 case updates. This was recorded on December 29th, 2020.

Thank you for supporting Victimology during 2020...we are hoping and praying for some amazing 2021 case u...
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Welcome to this extra-special episode of Victimology!

This episode was recording at CrimeCon House Arrest with the brilliant host of Mask of Sanity, Melanie Peterson!

Sit back, relax, and have a listen to our discussion on Family Annihilators!

Special thanks to the wonderful people over at CrimeCon for allowing us to be apart of their event! And of course, thank you to Melanie Peterson for joining me in the discussion!

Go and che...
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I am joined on this week's episode by the host of True Consequence and co-host of Dos Spookquenos, Eric Carter-Landin.

Eric tells us the story of his brother, Jacob Landin. Jacob was murdered as an infant and justice has yet to be served.

Content warning: we will be discussing child abuse and the death of a child. While this content is difficult to listen to, I want to remind you all why it is important we continue to talk a...
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Welcome back to Victimology! On this week's episode, I am joined by Steven David Lampley.

Content/trigger warning: we discuss graphic topics such as online predators, pedophiles, sexual assault, and child abuse.

Would you let a stranger just walk into your home? Most likely not...what if they were already there?

Join us as we discuss the importance of talking about online safety. Steven is a seasoned law enforcement profess...
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Welcome back to Victimology! Thanks for joining me this week!

In this week's episode, I am joined by the lovely ladies of the True Crime Broads podcast to talk about the Missy Bevers case. Missy was murdered early one morning while setting up for an early morning workout class. There are more questions than answers surrounding the case. Crystal and Renae have been covering Missy's case for a while now and actually funde...
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Welcome back to Victimology! So glad you could join me this week.

On this week's episode, we dive into the murky waters of the Alaskan Catfish Murder case. Quick heads up, some of the information I discuss in this episode is not suitable for all listeners and is considered to be quite disturbing.

19-year-old Cynthia Hoffman was murdered by her best friend Denali Brehmer. No one understood the true motive behind the crime unti...
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October 2, 2020 64 min
This week's episode is dedicated to DJ Fickey. October 3rd you are invited to "Go Orange" in honor of DJ Fickey. To learn more and to donate, go here: https://justicefordj.com/?fbclid=IwAR3eaNs6Gy2rLR_l10U8MjXyaaXGlG2VBNDIkaDs2YFZ-oQJ_paMI_Yl4Lo

#JusticeforDJ #GoOrange

Thank you to both Bret Rodgers and Ami Mangold for suggesting both of these cases.

I am joined by MY MOM on this week's episode. Join us as we...
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September 24, 2020 26 min
Welcome back to Victimology! Thanks for joining me for part 2 of Carl's interview!

Carl Koppelman has done some amazing things while volunteering with the DNA Doe Project.

Carl has been featured on Vice Media as well as in the TV series The Killing Season.

Check out the Vice Media video on Carl here: https://youtu.be/r86eID8R8O8

The Killing Season: https://www.aetv.com/shows/the-killing-season

You can find Carl @ https://www...
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September 17, 2020 31 min
Welcome back to Victimology! So glad to be back with you all!

Carl Koppelman has done some amazing things while volunteering with the DNA Doe Project. In part one of our interview, we discuss how he initially got involved with the DNA Doe Project as well as his process for making forensic renderings of unidentified persons.

Carl has been featured on Vice Media as well as in the TV series The Killing Season.

Check out the Vice Medi...
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October 3rd, 2016 forever changed the Fickey family when DJ “Don” Fickey was shot and killed.

I am joined once again by DJ Fickey’s sister, Amanda Shirley, to discuss closing thoughts on the case, the future, and how we can help get justice for DJ.

Please check out the following links regarding DJ’s case, and make sure to subscribe to not miss the final episode of my interview with Amanda.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE: https://www.chang...
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October 3rd, 2016 forever changed the Fickey family when DJ “Don” Fickey was shot and killed. However, according to investigators and the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation), DJ committed suicide.

I am joined again in this week’s episode by Amanda Shirley, DJ’s sister. In part 2, Amanda talks about the crime, scene, and suspect. There are many indicators that point to murder, yet investigators refuse to change the information ...
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October 3rd, 2016 forever changed the Fickey family when DJ “Don” Fickey was shot and killed. However, according to investigators and the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation), DJ committed suicide.

I am joined in this week’s episode by Amanda Shirley, DJ’s sister. Amanda has been fighting for justice for DJ since day 1. There are many indicators that point to murder, yet investigators refuse to change the information in the cas...
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