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Psychics Who Solved Crimes

There are many psychics that have visions and even though this happens to them, it is a mystery and it is hard for anyone to validate it but the truth is that if you could find closure in your life, chances are you would believe this phenomenon.

There have been years that psychics have given tips to investigators and some cases have been resolved, leaving police to question what psychics really know. Some families have been given the opportunity to have peace of mind.

The public has criticized psychic works for years and their visions and this never can be used in court as evidence. Psychics have not ever been credited with solving crimes but some mysterious show that psychic have seen visions and have helped to figure out who the murderer was in some shocking crimes. You wonder why police don’t use psychics more often.

Here are some psychics that have helped to solve crimes:

Kristy Robinett

Kristy Robinett has been a medium for years and she has communicated with spirits that are still wondering the earth. She became involved in crime where a young lady was involved and had appeared at her bedside while she was sleeping.

Ashley Howley, 21 years of age, had disappeared in Ohio and had been missing for four years when Kristy got a vision of the dead girl. She was able to track down the police and give the information that she got from the spirit.

She told the police that Ashley had been murdered and kidnapped by her boyfriend, Robert MacMichael II and then she directed them to the place where she was buried.

The cops had information and thought the boyfriend was involved but they needed to wait for more evidence. That happened later when he was arrested for murdering his mother and her boyfriend. He told the police where Ashley was buried as part of a plea deal.

The reason that Ashley visited her in the first place was so that she could be put the rest.

Irene Hughes

Irene Hughes had predicted many different things in Chicago and helped the police to solve many crimes. In 1966, she helped the police solve a crime. She had predicted that a man was buried by a large rock that was close to the Cal-Sag Canal and he had been shot. She told them that he was wearing a white shirt and only had one shoe. 

Lt. Jerry Harmon who was part of the Cook County Sherriff Department was found just like she predicted he would be. She also helped to work on eight cases including one where she was able to give the name of the killer.

When she would help with the investigations, she would ask them to give her a picture of the victim and maybe clothing or other things that she would meditate with.

Annette Martin

Annette Martin did not want to be psychic but wanted to sing opera. She would use her abilities to help find missing people for over 20 years and one of her most famous was when she helped to find the body of Dennis Prado. He was an elderly man who had disappeared from his home. He had been missing and people looked over 2,000 miles in California and it was no luck. 

The local police gave Annette a picture and asked her to see if she could find the area that he was in. She focused on the map and then gave the police an area that was around 1/8 of a mile to search in. At first, they weren’t sure if they believed what she said but they did find Mr. Prado’s body right where she said. The police were surprised. She helped with many other cases.

Laurie McQuary

A mother that was twenty-eight years old form Oregon was reported to be missing by her husband, John Burke. She had been missing for three days. Mr. Burke’s reactions weren’t what the police thought they should be and for months they searched for her with no luck.

The police contacted McQuarty and she was able to figure out that their marriage was troubled and that they had fights over finances and because he was lazy. She was able to see John strangling Alexis and then his brother helped him to get rid of the body.

McQuary showed different points about the murder and her burial and they probed to be correct. They found her body only 75 yards from where John worked, and he was convicted and served thirteen years in jail. His brother was convicted but in exchange for no jail time he told where the body was. 

Without McQuary, they would never have found the body or been able to give the family closure.

Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison was able to predict many things. She worked for over 30 years to help those that needed help finding children. She helped to locate 50 different children before 1999, when she died.

She would dream of where the bodies were located and help the police to find where to look for them. She even was able to help to find a boy that drowned, and he had his shoes on the wrong foot. She was able to describe him and to give an exact location where his body would be found.

Later, she was able to find a girl that was found in a barrel that had a label on it that said, “MAR.” She predicted the girl was found for two years before they found her.

Her tips helped many people to have closure in their life.

Carol Pate

A mother was looking for her 17-year-old son, Tyson Efird, who went missing at a food center in Malvern, Alaska. He disappeared on November 14, 1991 and there were no leads. His mother came to Pate and gave her a picture and Pate was able to find a connection that lead to the boy. She saw visions of him being abused both sexually and physically and what the people who took him looked like.

She saw that the boy was alive, and it gave the parents hope. She led the police a half of a mile where he was being held as a prisoner in a house and after six days, he was found, and he was returned to his family. Pate’s visions were right on course and she was able to know exactly what happened to him.

The two men that took him were arrested and given three live sentences for rape and kidnapping. 

Etta Louise Smith

Even though a psychic has visions does not mean that people will listen. Smith had visions that led her to the body of Melanie Urbe who was a nurse that had not shown up for work. She was 31 and Smith saw a vision that the corpse was nude except for her nurse shoes and that she was facing down in a bush. 

The police flagged down Smith and even after she told them what she saw the police came back and questioned her. She was able to tell so much detail in the story that the police thought she was the one that murdered Urbe and arrested her. She spent four days in jail until the police caught the real killers.

Smith sued the police and won a settlement for a wrongful arrest.

Phil Jordan

Phil Jordan was able to help find Tommy Kennedy who was five years old and had a tantrum and then ran away from his family. He was not able to be found and the family was panicking. The police came and searched, and they were very desperate to find him.

Phil Jordan was contacted to see if he could have a vision and he saw the boy by the pool, but he believed he was alive. Jordan was given the boys t-shirt and he could see the boy sleeping under a tree and was able to draw out where the boy was. He was found by a small house close to a boat. The family went to the exact place where the boy was and they found him, dirty but he was safe.

Jordan was then made a deputy by the Tioga County Sherriff’s department and he helped with many other cases.

Nancy Weber

A lady was found raped and murdered in her apartment and the DNA was not able to help the family or the police to find the guy guilty

When they called Weber, she met with the sister at the scene of the crime and she was able to give them clues that would help solve the case. She was able to tell the detectives that the neighbor who was upstairs and had a belt that had a western buckle on it and a scar was the one that attacked Cornish. She was also able to tell the right date and time of the murder.

The police took this information and they went to the neighbor and questioned him again and they were able to get a confession and he was convicted to life in prison.

The murder of Cornish was just one of the cases the Nancy Weber helped the police with, and she was given a badge for her service.

Rosemarie Kerr

Andre Daigle disappeared from his home in New Orleans and the sister was not able to figure out where he was. He was last seen near a poll hall around closing time and he offered a girl a ride home in his truck. He never made it back to his family and they were worried about him.

They contacted Rosemarie Kerr and gave her a photo of a map of the area. She was drawn to an area that was 30 miles outside of New Orleans and told them to go there.

The police went to the town and found Daigle’s truck that was being driven by two men that admitted that they had killed him because he picked up one of their girlfriends. He was strangled and dumped into a swam.

Kerr took the stand at the trial and helped to solve the murder.

 

Career Options in Criminal Justice

If you are considering a career in criminal justice you may be surprised by the diversity and variety of jobs that are available. Opportunities can range from working in prisons or probation, legal aid or public defender positions and even charities serving specific criminal justice interests.
The possibilities are wide ranging and almost all of the jobs help you contribute to society and have a direct impact on people’s lives.

While each of the specific jobs has different requirements you will typically be deeply involved with protecting society and assuring the safety of the general public.

You will be required to interact with people from all different backgrounds and will need to very quickly develop a connection with them.

Your intuition and interpersonal aptitude will be put to the test with almost every encounter, and the more skilled you are in these areas the greater positive impact you will have.

Typical Jobs in Criminal Justice

There are diverse job categories and opportunities within criminal justice. For instance, you may choose to be a police officer that protects the community and keeps people safe from crime. In this role, you will have direct on the street interaction with a wide range of individuals in potentially difficult situations.

If you prefer to work in a different environment, you could consider become a parole officer. In this role you would work with offenders and provide pre-sentence recommendations to the court. You would also work with individuals about to be released from prison and help monitor them and ensure public safety after they are placed back into the community.

Numerous jobs are available for individuals interested in working as a prison officer. These positions are very challenging. You may also want to see if working with youthful offenders is the right path for you. As a youth offending officer you may participate in youth Intensive Supervision programmes and other initiatives that are specifically designed to assure better outcomes among young people.

Other Types of Criminal Justice Jobs

 There are extensive options available for criminal justice jobs beyond the typical ones mentioned above. If your calling is to work in defense of those charged with a crime, you could consider a career with the Legal Aid Agency or the Public Defender Service. There are also numerous charities that offer the opportunity to work for criminal justice reform.

Among the careers in criminal justice there are a number of offerings that are health-related. If you focus on offender health you could pursue a role as offender health nurse, pharmacist, mental health nurse or a drug treatment nurse.

There are also specialized opportunities available in the field of substance misuse, including substance misuse recovery workers and nurses.

If you are interested in a career in criminal justice be sure to research the different options there for you. It would also be very helpful to talk with people in the jobs you are interested in and ask for their help and advice as you evaluate your career opportunities.

The Death Penalty – What’s Your View?

Capital punishment was abolished in the United Kingdom in part because of the case of Timothy Evans, an innocent man who was hanged in 1950.

There’s been a lot of talk about the death penalty floating about in the last few months, due to some horrible world events being beamed at us through the news. The Boston Bombers, the Woolwich murderers, the start of the April Jones murder trial. I’ve seen a lot of slogans and pictures on Facebook that suggest that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes should be put to death (which is a moot point in all but the case of the Boston Bombers, because although Massachusetts isn’t a death penalty state, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being charged for Federal crimes which carry the death penalty regardless of where they are committed) but I wonder if the people calling for death and baying for more blood have really thought it through?

Firstly, could you say without a shadow of a doubt, that you could be the person to administer the lethal injection, flip the switch on an electric chair or gas chamber? Sure, you don’t have to, you aren’t the executioner, but surely if you call for death you should have the courage of your convictions? Could you look a human being in the eye with 100% certainty of their guilt and send them to their grave? I’m not sure I could.

Secondly, I struggle massively with the thought of how flawed our legal system can be. I have huge respect for police officers who enforce our laws and criminal lawyers who do their best to secure convictions, but there have been cases of innocent men and women being incarcerated. Imagine if we’d excuted Barry George, the man wrongly convicted of killing Jill Dando, who spent SEVEN years in prison before evidence proved him innocent? And what about Timothy Evans, a man whose wrongful hanging was the very reason that Capital Punishment was abolished in the UK?

Another thing that bothers me is this; I firmly believe that execution is still based on religious doctrine, the concept that a person will meet their judgement in the afterlife and spend eternity burning in hell. This is simply not an idea I subscribe to, so from my point of view, killing a criminal is releasing them from life and therefore the consequences of their actions.

I’m not saying that the system of incarceration is perfect; it puts a huge strain on governments, the rate of recidivism is ridiculously high with most crimes and, if the media is anything to go by, prison is less of a punishment these days with gyms, libraries and access to video games. But I’m not sure that I agree with the death penalty either.

From a very personal place, a real hot button for me is the issue of paedophilia. I recall a few years ago watching a Louis Theroux documentary based in a maximum security prison in the USA which contained some of the most dangerous sex offenders in the country and they were running a programme of rehabilitation which claimed to be able to ‘cure’ people of paedophilia and used voluntary castration as a means of removing urges. I firmly, strongly, wholly believe that there is NOTHING that can be done to cure a paedophile, so if these people are to remain a persistent danger to children, what’s the point of allowing them to remain on the planet? But, again, could you be the one to flick the switch?

I’d be curious to hear your opinions on this; it’s one of those subjects that I go back and forth on and never seem to come to any sort of conclusion about and I don’t know if I ever will, but I’d love to know where you stand on the issue.