Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers

Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers


For a long time now, serial killers have taken heart level within the information and leisure media. The assurance of real-life murderers comparable to Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has remodeled them into ghoulish celebrities. equally, the recognition of fictional characters corresponding to Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates simply how keen the general public is to be nervous by way of those human predators.

But why is that this so? may or not it's that a few of us have a grotesque fascination with serial killers for a similar purposes we would morbidly stare at a catastrophic motor vehicle twist of fate? Or it's whatever extra? In Why we like Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our strong urge for food for the macabre, whereas additionally supplying new and special insights into the area of the serial killer, together with these he has received from his correspondence with of the world’s such a lot infamous examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). moreover, Bonn examines the legal profiling recommendations utilized by legislations enforcement pros to spot and understand serial predators, he discusses a few of the behaviors—such because the air of mystery of the sociopath— that happen themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why those killers usually develop into well known cultural figures.

Groundbreaking in its strategy, Why we like Serial Killers is a compelling examine how the media, legislation enforcement enterprises, and public notion itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst.

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