At Gunpoint

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #262: At Gunpoint

It’s early in the morning, when most people are still asleep. You’re at an intersection waiting for the traffic light to turn green when suddenly the car approaching from behind runs into your vehicle. What do you do? Almost everyone would get out of their vehicle and exchange insurance information—big mistake. Read More

Identifying Criminals

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #261: Identifying Criminals

Everyone knows about fingerprint identification and DNA identification; these methods are advancing, making it harder for criminals to get away with crimes.

The massive investigation because of the U.S. Capitol protest last week is being assisted by modern technology to identify those who committed crimes.

Today, I’m sharing an overview of some resources available to law enforcement to help identify criminals. First, some of the crime fighting acronyms… Read More

The Biggest Bully

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Author, websiteBLOG POST #251: Research on an incident involving a middle school teacher.

This school bullying case differs from most. In this true-crime case, there were several bullies in a classroom tormenting a student—including the teacher.  Read More

Locker Room Assault

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons Fiction AuthorBLOG POST #212: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving two high school football players.

The Bet

Two football teammates made a harmless small bet on a basketball game. The boys were also friends. The one who’d lost the bet promised to pay his friend as soon as he had money.

A few weeks later, after football practice, in the locker room, one boy pushed the other and asked about the money. When the boy who’d been pushed asked his friend to stop pushing him, the friend replied with, “What are you going to do about it?”

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No Weapons Allowed At School

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Posts about real school tragedy, crime, and/or events can be upsetting.

Robin Lyons BlogSadly, I’ve asked this question too many times before… Have your children experienced bullying in school? Even sadder, most people will answer yes or acknowledge that they were bullied when in school.

This case research is a must-read for you and a conversation starter for you to have with your children.

BLOG POST #207: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an 18-year-old bullied high school senior.

It was an autumn morning when the senior packed his books and inhaler in his backpack and tucked a switchblade in his pocket. He’d purchased the knife online and wanted it to protect himself against the boys who he said had bullied him for years.

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