Crime Analyst

A weekly True Crime podcast featuring
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This podcast is so fascinating. Laura talks in depth about a case that I thought had been fully disclosed to the public but there is so much more to learn. Laura is really respectful when she speaks of the victims - she clearly puts the feelings of the families at the forefront. She uses historic tapes from the news etc. which add to the context. The best pscyhologically based crime podcast I have heard.
These podcasts are amazing, the knowledge of the case and in general about male violence is incredible. Laura is clearly very passionate about making a change and finding the truth which comes across in the level of detail she goes into. If you love real crime, you will love this and Laura is great and east to listen to.
Laura Richards's approach to telling the story of a crime resonated deeply with me. Her argument, that approaching a criminal investigation with preconceived bias against the victims leads to dangerously inadequate conclusions, seems both clear and just. However, I am not very interested in the grisly details of true crime, and I am especially repelled by the crime that is the only topic of the first five episodes. If I were already familiar with the crime and this podcast was giving me a fresh and totally different perspective on it, I might be interested. But brutal serial killers who fetishize preying on women is just not how I want to spend my free time.
This is a brilliant podcast. Laura Richards uses her years of experience and amazing empathy to share the stories of the mostly forgotten and silent victims - the family and loved ones left behind after these horrifying crimes. I have always wondered about these people and how they get on with their lives and Laura is allowing them and their memories a voice. I have never been interested in the monsters that commit the atrocities so as heartbreaking as it is we now have a focus for those effected.
What a unique and amazing tale about the strength of families during the worst moments in their lives. I appreciate the more human approach to the stories being told. you get just as much information but in a smart and respectful way. Hearing about it from all of these different angles somehow makes it more real and not just another murder talkshow on a podcast show. It's horrifying and intriguing at the same time
Brilliant job by Laura! I’m a fellow Crime Analyst having worked hundreds of murder cases in the UK and have had the pleasure to know and work with Laura for many years. What separates this podcast from other true crime podcasts is the humanity behind the headlines. It provides a clinical breakdown of how the job gets done but the golden thread is always the victim and the huge impact violence against women and children has. As a society we are hotwired to focus on the offender and this podcast brings into sharp focus how totally wrong that is. Always question, always be curious, always realise the impact that language and assumptions has. Dig for the truth and always know behind every crime there is a family who has been destroyed by events. Bravo Laura, this podcast is a triumph and a heartfelt tribute to those lost lives and those living with the memories. #hernamewas
First episode conveys Laura's commitment to seeking out the victim's underlying story, involving family members who tell the story behind the headlines. A good in deptt, well thought out podcast.
Talking about crime with the right lens! No glory for offenders and only respect and honour for the victims. Thank you Laura for your continued leadership in this space.
I love this podcast series that very refreshingly focuses on the victims rather than perpetrators whilst exploring crime
I have been following Laura Richards for quite some time now. I am so grateful for and in awe of her critical mission! Her work is truly changing lives. I devoured the first 2 episodes of Crime Analyst and cannot wait for the next. Taking the power away from the offenders and giving voices back to the victims and their families in a very profound way. No one realizes how fancy names and media obsession of the OFFENDERS punish the victims and/or their families over and over again. Keep it up Laura! This podcast is incredibly well done!
Love Laura's stuff , the victims are always at the forefront . A great start Laura well done 👏 looking forward to the rest .
I have been looking forward to this podcast, and was not disappointed. Laura Richards knows her stuff and comes at cases from all angles, particularly the psychological and behavioural. As Laura says "the devil is in the details" and that is what was so tragically missed in this series of appalling crimes. The key though i think is that this podcast focuses on what is ultimately the most important part, which is the victims, and their loved ones. Very much looking forward to the next episode, addictive stuff!
Laura is such an important advocate for the forgotten victims and their families in historic murder and domestic abuse cases and for her proactive work to identify patterns of coercive control. This platform changes the narrative and gives the voice back to the victims. A fascinating and important listen.
Laura Richards' passion for bringing victims back to the forefront of their own murders, her passion for giving them their voice back really shines through in this podcast. One episode and I am hooked. Awesome start so far.
I grew up in 80s Yorkshire and people were still talking about you know who in the same breath as the Moors murders. Great show.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Laura Richards
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Dec 19th, 2020
Latest Episode
Jan 22nd, 2021
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
33 minutes
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