Tickle Someone to Death?

  Everyone loves a good laugh but telling a good joke is an art most don’t master. For the joke impaired, an easy way to make someone laugh, is to tickle them. Tickling someone generally elicits a pleasurable response. I say generally, because throughout history,...

Familial DNA – What it is and how it is used to fight crime.

Researching for a novel, I came across a story where the same DNA kept being discovered at a series of murders. Though the police had the ‘gold’ standard of evidence, because it didn’t match anyone in the data base, they couldn’t identify who it belonged it. The...

You’re Not As Safe As You Think.

You have probably heard many politicians claim that crime is down. However, like all statistics, the reality is in the details.  The headline numbers seem encouraging… Despite what is occurring in several cities, murder and overall violent crime rates have declined...