A Reasoned Crime Approach

For years I have absorbed crime and its history. For a long time I had direct involvement in the justice system. I was brought up in a tradition that had crime discussed and dealt with daily for over a century.

On 21st February 2021 I was nagged by a particular set of cases. These are three aging murders from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. I felt that the names of the victims should be remembered as much as possible. These people, Janet Brown, Dr Spike Meenaghan and Carolann Jackson, started what has become a bit of an obsession.

Now, as I write, I have many, many articles remembering victims of crimes where their killer escaped justice.  The content is mostly unsolved cases and the aim is not just to memorialise the innocent dead.

All over the internet are ‘web sleuths’ who proclaim the most ridiculous theories imaginable. Often they get it wrong and in doing so they do harm. A good example of this is the unfortunate, accidental death of Elisa Lam. If you click on her name you will see I have written an article that is scathing of many who dabble in crime on the web. It also illustrates clearly what Reasoned Crime Chronicle is about.

Here I will try and be as logical as possible. Where I fail then please pull me up and I will correct anything and credit you for giving me a clip around my illogical ear. This is an open site. Only what can be cross referenced (at least in the press) is written here. If I give an opinion it is only ever that.

I don’t have the police files, I was not there and so in the vague hope of sparking a bit of information I will never create controversy or conspiracy where there are no grounds for it. That is where I see this site as somewhat different to many others. At the heart of all unsolved crimes are the victims. The least we owe them when writing about them is respect and an adherence to the publicly known facts.


Tim Hodge