Laura Richards is a British psychologist, criminal behavioral analyst, former New Scotland Yard, and an international expert on domestic violence, stalking, sexual violence and risk assessment. Richards is the founder of Paladin in 2013, the world’s first National Stalking Advocacy Service.
Jim Clemente, Laura Richards and Lisa Zambetti interview Academy Award nominated Love Fraud filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady about how they got involved in the case and what it was like in real time to piece together the investigative series as the case was still unfolding. We discuss the show stopping interview when Heidi and Rachel come face-to-face with the man that they and all the courageous women have been pursuing. You will not want to miss this episode as Jim and Laura forensically and psychologically deconstruct Smith's on-screen behavior. This episode was done in partnership with and is sponsored by SHOWTIME and the new four-part SHOWTIME® Documentary Series Love Fraud, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.Watch Love Fraud, now streaming, only on SHOWTIME®.Use promo code REALCRIME at SHOWTIME.COM to get 50% off your first month of SHOWTIME® after a 30-Day Free Trial. This offer is for new customers only and expires 9/30/20.
Laura, Jim and Lisa discuss Richard Scott Smith's ability to manipulate and ingratiate himself into other people's lives, as well as the people he is using to help him hide in plain sight. One of the women we discuss is Lee who firmly believes that Smith is the victim of a "witch hunt." We break down Lee's version of Smith, the mirror it holds up to Smith's behavior and what it reveals. Later in the episode, Jim and Lisa interview the two private investigators who helped track down  Smith.This episode was done in partnership with and is sponsored by SHOWTIME and the new four-part SHOWTIME® Documentary Series Love Fraud, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.Watch Love Fraud, now streaming, only on SHOWTIME®.Use promo code REALCRIME at SHOWTIME.COM to get 50% off your first month of SHOWTIME®  after a 30-Day Free Trial. This offer is for new customers only and expires 9/30/20. 
Jim, Laura and Lisa breakdown Richard Scott Smith's behavior in the SHOWTIME® Documentary Series "Love Fraud" as we see him target a new victim, Karla. He persuades Karla to leave her partner of many years, Jim, and skip town. Laura and Jim analyze Smith's behavioral traits and whether he has changed his modus operandi by targeting a married woman and also discuss the incredible women who are determined to stop Smith in his tracks, including female bounty hunter Carla who takes the case on pro bono to ensure Smith is prevented from harming other women.This episode was done in partnership with and is sponsored by SHOWTIME and the new four-part SHOWTIME® Documentary Series Love Fraud, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.Watch Love Fraud, now streaming, only on SHOWTIME®.Use promo code REALCRIME at SHOWTIME.COM to get 50% off your first month of SHOWTIME®  after a 30-Day Free Trial. This offer is for new customers only and expires 9/30/20. 
Laura, Jim and Lisa deconstruct SHOWTIME® Documentary Series “Love Fraud” by first introducing you to Tracy, Ellen and Sabrina, just some of the women who were targeted by Richard Scott Smith, a man who has dedicated his life to lovebombing, grooming and marrying women whilst simultaneously enabling and stealing their dreams, frequently, they say, leaving them with massive debt.  Jim and Laura discuss Smith's behavior, and more importantly, we discuss how and why Smith keeps getting away with it and whether a group of women - who refuse to be "victims" - can stop him? This episode was done in partnership with and is sponsored by SHOWTIME® and the new four-part SHOWTIME® Documentary Series Love Fraud, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.Watch Love Fraud, now streaming, only on SHOWTIME®Use promo code REALCRIME at SHOWTIME.COM to get 50% off your first month of SHOWTIME® after a 30-Day Free Trial. This offer is for new customers only and expires 9/30/20. 
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