Monday, August 29, 2011

No Psychics Needed, We Don't Use Dowsing Rods Either

There was an interesting story over at Miller-McCune this weekend looking at how often police departments use psychics to help with criminal investigations. From the story:

Psychic detectives often show up in stories about missing children, unsolved murders and cold-case crimes. Many people believe that police departments and detectives hire psychics for assistance, but one study found that two-thirds of the 50 largest U.S. police departments have never consulted a psychic to help them out in an unsolved crime. What’s a bit scary is that 35 percent did, although many times it is at the request of a family member, and their work typically interfered with the search.

I hope that this answers that burning question about the prevalence of psychics in police investigations. We finally managed to get rid of dog scent lineups too.

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