10 Suggestions for Overcoming a Season of Sorrows

10 Suggestions for Overcoming a Season of Sorrows

Abusive political rhetoric, D.C. shooting and wounding of a congressman, a truck attack and deaths in Barcelona, Charlottesville and NYC, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria, sexual assaults by Weinstein and multiple others, admissions by survivors @#metoo, an ambush in Niger, shootings in New York City, Sutherland Springs, Tehama County California, and at the Egyptian Mosque, all while suffering through a cacophony of inflammatory tweets.  As I write this, I lament over this series of tragedies, one after another, and no doubt more to come. What are we to make of it all?

Clergy Sexual Abuse and the impact on Victims

Clergy Sexual Abuse and the impact on Victims

Recent news releases have identified another clergy member as having been abusive to one or more members of their congregation. Although it would be ill-advised to condemn someone in the court of public opinion when the facts or a jury of one’s peers has not found the...

American Sniper: A Trial Focused on Insanity

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness American Sniper: A Trial Focused on Insanity and NGRI Many Americans have already enjoyed the popular Oscar nominated film – American Sniper. The film, based on the autobiography of the “American Sniper,” Chris...
When should an individual Voir Dire motion be considered?

When should an individual Voir Dire motion be considered?

Dr. Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness Can We Talk Honestly in Public? “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swami Vivekananda Jury deselection, in Texas,...
High Profile Jury Selection

High Profile Jury Selection

Dr. Ken Manges PhD | Forensic Psychologist | Expert Witness In light of the upcoming webinar on Voir Dire, on the jury selection process,we wanted to bring your attention to some very recent high profile cases in which jury selection is underway. Early last week, jury...
When you don’t pay attention in Kindergarten bad things happen

When you don’t pay attention in Kindergarten bad things happen

Dr. Kenneth J. Manges, PhD, Forensic Psychologist Like moths drawn to a flame, we look, wonder and converse about violence. Our attraction, simultaneously curiously morbid and filled with rife, we look on and chat with our friends and loved ones about the tragedies we...