Sunday, April 19, 2009

Top 7 Serial Killer Myths

Forensic Psychology

Following on the from the last forensic psychology blog post, I've been working my way through the excellent Serial Murder: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives For Investigators. One of the issues that is addressed early on is that the rarity of serial murder combined with inaccurate, anecdotal and fictional portrayals of serial killers has resulted in a number of common misconceptions. As a result of this discussion 7 main serial killer myths were identified.

1. Serial Killers Are Dysfunctional Loners.

2. Serial Killers Are All White Males.

3. Serial Killers Are Only Motivated By Sex

4. Serial Killers Operate Interstate.

5. Serial Killers Cannot Stop Killing.

6. Serial Killers Are Insane Or Evil Geniuses

7. Serial Killers Want To Get Caught

I've included full details on each of these myths over at the main forensic psychology website, which you see via the following link.

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