Criminal Psychology Ch50

Author: 长洱 / Chang’er

Translator: Kinky ||

Chapter 50

“Professor Fu…” Lin Chen raised his head and looked at Fu Hao.

Fu Hao trembled when he was called. “Shixiong, if you have any orders, just say them. I get flustered when you call me like that!”

“I need to ask Professor Fu for a little favor…” Lin Chen paused, but didn’t give Fu Hao time to think. “I remember that when freshmen enter the school, they will record a self-introduction, and it’s kept on file. I want to ask Professor Fu to look for Wang Shishi’s and Xu Haozhen’s introduction video.”

When Fu Hao heard this, he looked as if he had been struck by lightning. He turned to Lin Chen and gave him a look that said, “Shixiong, why do you treat me so cruelly?”

Xing Conglian saw it in his eyes. Although he didn’t know how difficult it would be to get the files, he still mourned for Professor Fu in his heart.

Lin Chen touched Fu Hao’s head and said, “Good.”

Professor Fu couldn’t give out the slightest resistance and could only resignedly walk away.

While looking at his back, Xing Conglian found it amusing. “Why does it look like he’s on his way to a heroic death?”

“The one who manages the admission files for the freshmen is a shijie* who acts quite interesting around Fu Hao.”

*Basically the same as shixiong but for an older/higher rank woman.

“So is Professor Fu going to sell his soul?” Xing Conglian lowered his head slightly, looked at Consultant Lin’s unmoving face, and smiled.

“No such thing.”

Thinking about the two food stall owners near the school who were married, Xing Conglian said with some emotion, “So you’re really a matchmaker.”

“He’s quite happy about it. Don’t worry.”

“Why did you suddenly think of looking at the admission file?”

“There are some problems I can’t figure out.” Lin Chen shook his head. He then asked Xing Conglian, “What kind of girl do you think Wang Shishi is?”

“She, ah, I feel is quite complicated.”

“Yes, it’s not only complicated but also contradictory.” Lin Chen paused and said, “I have analyzed Wang Shishi’s dorm. The bed was neat, and her personal belongings were placed in an orderly manner, giving people the sense that she’s very independent. At the same time, she’s working part time to earn money and loves her little brother. It can be seen that she’s filial and hardworking. Would such a person make a sex tape and behave so boldly and wildly?”

“Is it contradictory? There are many sides to everyone, no? If they are humans, they always have something to hide, and inadvertently, those things will get expose.”

Lin Chen took a deep look at Xing Conglian, then said, “Looking at it from another angle, if you just look at Wang Shishi’s mother, what kind of person do you think her daughter is?”

Thinking about Wang Shishi’s strong-willed and unyielding mother, Xing Conglian felt a headache coming. “With such a fierce mother, the daughter is either particularly deviant or an obedient, cowardly girl.” After he finished speaking, he suddenly discovered that Wang Shishi was simply the perfect combination of these two types.

“Isn’t it weird?” Lin Chen thought for a while, then said, “Wang Shishi grew up in a typical authoritarian family. From a statistical point of view, most children from such families are obedient, cowardly, and lack self-confidence. There are some extremes who will become indifferent, cruel, and extremely aggressive…”

“But Wang Shishi doesn’t seem to match…”

“Yes, there must be a deep reason behind any abnormal sample that deviates from the norm.”

“What about Xu Haozhen? Is this matter related to her?” Xing Conglian keenly remembered the little shimei, whom Lin Chen had taken special notice of because of her nail polish.

“I can’t say for the time being, but Xu Haozhen looked very playful and outgoing, like a beautiful socialite. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way. Such a person should have strong opinions, so why would she be too embarrassed to refuse to put on nail polish that wasn’t suitable for her? Although I may be taking the bull by the horns, this looks too contradictory and unreasonable.”

“So that’s why you asked Fu Hao to get their self-introduction video because you want to see what they originally were like?”

“Yes, I want to see what they looked like when they were still a blank piece of paper.”


Naturally, Professor Fu couldn’t hear this conversation in the archives.

The dehumidifier hummed softly. There were neither fierce shijies nor lovable shimeis. There was actually no one in the large archive room.

The curtains were half drawn, and the room was dim. As Fu Hao walked deeper into the two rows of data shelves, suddenly the door creaked shut. He hurriedly turned around but saw no figures. There was only the sound of leather boots hitting the floor over and over again.

“Wang Shijie?” Fu Hao tentatively shouted but got no response.

Fu Hao looked around. There were iron shelves on both sides, and he didn’t have anything to take advantage of.

He hesitated for a moment as the sounds of footsteps closed in. Through the bottom of the information cabinet, he could vaguely see that the visitor was wearing a pair of black calfskin boots, with smoky gray trousers. Their clothes were well-made, and their steps were unhurried.

Fu Hao took a deep breath. The other party had already walked to the bookshelf away from him. He could now clearly see the corner of the black cashmere sweater they were wearing.

He went through all the names of his colleagues in his mind but couldn’t match anyone who would wear such an outfit. The tension in his heart became stronger. “Who are you?”

There was no answer.

The next moment, the man moved again. The side of his face flashed, causing Fu Hao’s heart to thump heavily. He suddenly turned his head and saw a handsome and elegant face.

Silky, soft hair, amber eyes that were a bit elongated, and at the end of those eyes were slightly curled, like he was smiling, but his gaze held an indescribable iciness.

Fuck me. A psychopath…

Countless swears were stuck in his chest. Fu Hao looked at the visitor as if he were a ghost. His body reacted faster than his mind. Without saying a word, he turned around and ran away.

However, before he could reach the door, a warm, soft male voice came from behind him.

“Walk out that door, and I will break your legs.”



The traffic in the big cities was always too congested. When Lin Chen and Xing Conglian returned to the police station, a young man wearing a black cap was already sitting in the conference room of the Second Division Criminal Unit, receiving the praise and worship of the entire department.

As soon as Xing Conglian pushed the door open, he heard a very dissatisfied voice from the office.

Wang Chao was holding a cola-flavored lollipop as he pointed his finger at the strong-willed little policeman in front of him and said very unhappily, “Captain, don’t you know it’s tacky to joke around with our names?”

“It’s not my fault!” Comrade Ma Han said helplessly*.

*Clarity: Again, it’s referring to their names as homonyms of the two constables who serves Justice Bao.

“Why are you so fast?” Xing Conglian looked at the time and saw that it had been only three hours since he made the call.

“Oh, I hitchhiked from the highway and zoomed over.”

“Didn’t I tell you to take the high-speed train?” Xing Conglian said as he walked up to Wang Chao.

“No way! You said that money is for me!”

Xing Conglian ruffled the boy’s furry head, leaned close to the screen of his laptop, and found that Wang Chao was dragging the explicit photos that Wang Shishi’s mother had “handed in” and putting them on a timeline.

“What are you doing?”

“Making an MV.” Wang Chao laughed. “It will move.”

Xing Conglian slapped him on the back of the head. “Did you find out what I wanted you to check on?”

“It’s a trivial matter.” Wang Chao gripped his lollipop and beckoned Ma Han, who presented them with a personal file with both hands.

Xing Conglian frowned slightly as he took the file.

Sure enough, the other girl in the video was also a student at Yongchuan University.

Jiang Liu, female, 20 years old. A top student in the Department of Biology at Yongchuan University.

Xing Conglian glanced at the file and handed it to Lin Chen, then looked at Wang Chao. Before he had the chance to speak, Wang Chao had already spoken for him.

“I’ve already checked it. They use fingerprint scanners to punch in at Yongchuan University. This chick didn’t go back to the dorms last night and didn’t go to class today. There’s no record of her on her ID or bank card. In other words, she didn’t seem to open a room with anyone.”

Xing Conglian was about to speak again when Wang Chao continued, “This chick, Jiang Liu, has no intersection with Cheng Weiwei. After all, their ages are a bit too far apart. However, she and Wang Shishi were both officers in the student union of the literary and arts department and had organized the National Day Ball together.” After Wang Chao finished speaking, he spread his hands, indicating this was all he could do.

Xing Conglian nodded and saw Jiang Chao walking down the hallway from a distance.

As soon as he saw Xing Conglian, Vice Captain Jiang seemed as if he had caught a lifeline and started yelling from a distance, “Lao Xing, when will you interrogate Wang Shishi’s fierce mother? She’s already starting to ask for compensation from our police department for emotional damage!”

“Hey handsome, is there anything else I can do for you?” Wang Chao interjected.

“Come with me to make a statement,” Xing Conglian said.

Wang Chao was somewhat flattered.

After all, Lao Xing is telling him to go make a statement together and not A’Chen. Did this mean that he was going to finally move from a technician to a real criminal investigator post?!

In the interrogation room, a woman with messy hair and a fierce aura was sitting behind the table with her arms crossed.

Wang Chao followed Xing Conglian through the sliding door and was met with the woman’s glare. His legs softened a bit on the spot, but Xing Conglian acted like everything was fine. He dragged a chair and sat opposite the extremely fierce woman. Naturally, there wasn’t a third chair in the interrogation room, so Wang Chao had to awkwardly stand…

“Mrs. Wang, I hope you can hand over the original video, and we’ll strive for leniency.” Xing Conglian got straight to the point.

“Captain Xing, are you kidding me? Your policeman detained me here for more than three hours for no reason, and now you’re saying you’ll give me leniency?” The woman crossed her legs and pointed her toe, looking extremely haughty and cold.

“Mrs. Wang, I think you may not realize the current overall situation…” Xing Conglian said as he reached out and pointed to Wang Chao. “This is Yongchuan’s Network Information Security Officer Wang. He was appointed by his superiors to investigate the pornographic products in your hand.”

When Wang Chao was suddenly named, he hurriedly stood up straight. He looked at the Captain, who was sitting upright, and then at the arrogant woman. He quickly understood the situation. Ah, the boss brought him in to put on a farce…

“Yes, madam. Recently, we’ve been focusing on typical cases, and yours is quite representative. According to Article 8 of Chapter III of China’s Internet Video Security Regulations, we will impose a 15-day detention and a fine of 10,000 yuan.” Wang Chao began to spout off bullshit solemnly.

“Are you kidding me? I’m just here to assist in the investigation. I’ve never spread any pornographic products. You can’t arrest me!” Mrs. Wang still looked like a calm and relaxed barrister, but there was a hint of light panic in her voice.

“Of course, the severity of this penalty is mainly determined by the number of videos you spread and how many people viewed them, but you must first provide the original video before we can judge.”

“I… I don’t have the original video…”

Xing Conglian leaned forward abruptly. His tone changed harshly. “Mrs. Wang, please don’t think the IQ of the police is low. The photos you took are obviously screenshots of a video. Now, you’re telling me you don’t have the original video? Do you think this will clear you of the crime?”

“But I really don’t have it. I secretly saw it on Shishi’s laptop when she was taking a shower,” Mrs. Wang said. She suddenly remembered something and raised her voice. “Ah, the laptop. You can look for that video on Shishi’s laptop.”

“You mean to tell me you had time to see that video and take screenshots one by one, but you didn’t have time to save the entire thing?” Xing Conglian asked coldly.

“The video isn’t on her laptop. It’s on the internet. I can’t copy it. It’s an English website.”

“What kind of website?” Wang Chao asked quickly when he heard her reply.

“It’s all in English. The page is black, and it looks weird and scary.”

“Is there a url?”

“It can’t be copied. It’s very long…”

“Does the beginning start with www?”

“It doesn’t seem to be… I don’t remember.”

The face of the little policeman on the opposite side was livid. The more Mrs. Wang spoke, the more guilty she felt.

Wang Chao rarely became serious. He grabbed Xing Conglian’s notebook, tore a page, and, together with a pen, pushed it in front of the woman. “Draw the website and try to include as much detail as possible.”

Xing Conglian didn’t expect this either. He originally just brought Wang Chao as a prop to fool her, but looking at the young man’s current appearance, it seemed he had found an incredible clue.

Mrs. Wang quickly finished sketching the webpage. Since it was so long ago, there weren’t many details she could recall.

When Wang Chao glanced at the paper, he flew out the door in a rush.

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