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The Psychopathology of Serial Killers
The Psychopathology of Serial Killers

Author(s): Alexandra Huidu
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Victimology
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: serial killers; psychopatology; profiling;

Summary/Abstract: Serial criminals have always influenced, with great fascination, the imagination and thoughts of the general public. From the earliest eras of history, such criminal personalities, widely publicized at the time, were personalities that shocked and gave rise to reactions as diverse as possible within society. It has long been considered that a serial killer is a man who cannot satisfy his sadistic sexual instincts and resorts to crime in order to obtain satisfaction. It has been observed, however, that the trigger of the serial crime is much wider, therefore there is a vast typology of serial criminals, which we will discuss in detail in this article.

  • Issue Year: 3/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 38-54
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English