Month: July 2014

Shattered Lives: What Suicide Leaves Behind

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio Unlike the theme song to M.A.S.H. suicide is painful, especially to those left behind feeling like they’ve been sucker punched and left with questions that take years of searching for answers, and finding none. The gaping hole in one’s life left by the suicide of a loved one is unique in that commonly there isn’t any warning, at least ones that are easily recognized. Survivors tend to re-live every moment of every day leading up to the event, and question themselves endlessly. Often professional help is needed to assist in moving away from the event itself, and to properly grieve and heal in a healthy manner. Understanding suicide is complex. In a recent article by Dr. Scott Bonn for Psychology Today,The Reality of Suicide: A Growing Epidemic he states, “Consider this: There are now more than two suicides for every murder in the U.S., and suicides also outnumber deaths in motor vehicle accidents. To put it in perspective, there are currently about 15,000 murders, 33,000 auto fatalities and 38,000 suicides in the U.S. …

Dr. Scott Bonn, Doc Bonn, Wicked Deeds, Psychology Today

Scott Bonn Joins Crime Time with Vito Colucci: Why We Love Serial Killers!

Sunday, July 6 at 11pm Eastern time, Dr. Scott Bonn joins the weekly broadcast of Crime Time with Vito Colucci on BizTalk Radio. Criminals, crime, and its many facets, are the traditional subjects of Crime Time with Vito Colucci, and this week listeners will gain understanding about the public’s fascination with some of the most horrible criminals, serial killers, as Doc Bonn and Vito Colucci discuss the media’s role in creating public perception, sometimes shaping these heinous individuals into pop culture heroes. The theme, Why We Love Serial Killers, is also the title of the new book by Scott Bonn. Bonn approaches the subject matter with an analytical eye, examining not only the motivations of the killers, but dispelling some of the myths surrounding serial killers and their crimes. Through his personal correspondence with two serial killers, David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) and Dennis Rader (BTK Killer), Bonn is able to give readers a first hand glimpse into the reality of the infamous killers and where they are today. Dr. Scott Bonn (“Doc Bonn”) is Professor of Criminology, media expert and analyst, …