LISTEN: Forensic psychologist speaks out about the Oscar trial, the "Springs Monster" case and child pornography
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LISTEN: Forensic psychologist speaks out about the Oscar trial, the "Springs Monster" case and child pornography

Former colonel and forensic psychologist Bronwyn Stollarz joined Breakfast with Martin Bester on Tuesday morning.

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forensic psychologist Stollarz on Breakfast/Supplied

Stollarz has dealt with a number of high profile cases in South Africa, including the 'Springs Monster' case and the Oscar Pistorius trial. 

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Her role involves psychological and forensic profiling of individuals and which includes checking and analyzing traits which include narcissistic behaviour and lying amongst other traits.

During their conversation, Stollarz said that there are many reasons why police would ask her for assistance. She stated “It would depend if we’ve worked with the police before. They would come to us early on in the case. Secondly, they come to us much later and thirdly, we would be invited to attend court to tell police if they (the accused) would do it again and look for character traits.”

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The most common red flag?

According to Stollarz, denial and minimisation are definitely red flags. "There’s a red flag when there is victim-blaming and no insight into the severity of their deeds lacks remorse and blames others. Body language can be very, very misleading." 

Listen to the riveting conversation about the Oscar trial, the "Springs Monster" case, child pornography and the red flags between Martin Bester and Stollarz below.

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