Rachael Bell is a licensed mental-health therapist with masters degrees in both clinical forensic and health psychology and worked for Time Warner’s Crime Library for more than a decade researching, reporting and writing more than 70 in-depth feature stories on major criminal cases, such as O.J. Simpson, the Green River Killer, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. She has also worked in psychiatric hospitals and forensic institutes in Europe and the United States, specializing in adult, adolescent and teenage male and female sex offenders, as well as with patients with other psychiatric problems.
Her vast experience in the realm of abnormal psychology and the legal system has provided her with unique insight into understanding criminal and deviant behaviors. She is also a Vice President of DarkHorse Multimedia, Inc. and Associate Editor of Crimescape.
- Welcome Rachael Bell back! (1:45)
- Rachael Bell continues to discuss her book and defines paraphilia for us. (3:45)
- Bell describes how a paraphilia may affect someones identity. (8:20)
- Examples of paraphilias among couples in a relationship are given. (13:15)
- Bell explains why fetishes are the most common paraphilia. (18:45)
- A listener calls in to ask a question! (20:25)
- The role that society plays in determining fetishes and the norm. (24:45)
- Rachael Bell goes on to discuss a specific paraphilia and laws surrounding it in other countries. (29:00)
- Paraphilic behaviors and the link between hormonic and organic levels are debated. (35:00)
- The development of paraphilias are explained and theorized. (42:00)
- Piquerism is defined. (51:52)
- Rachael Bell’s book “Sexual Obsessions Gone Wrong” can be found on amazon.com or www.crimescape.com. (56:00)
- Next weeks guest is announced. (56:45)
- Joey Ortega has a message. (58:00)
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