What really makes a murderer? In this article we take a look at some of the early behavioural patterns that have been identified in serial killers, and have a think about how these might help us to create the monsters …read more →
When we talk about serial killers in fiction (and in real life) we tend to talk in terms of ‘psychopath’ or ‘sociopath’ and, often, interchangeably. Let’s have a look at what makes them similar, but also they behave differently and …read more →
In real life the chances of you falling victim to a serial killer are extremely slim, aren’t they? Perhaps not as slim as you thought. Every year approximately 437,000 people die violently around the world. That’s a rate of around …read more →
Have you ever wondered how profilers make it look so easy to find the suspect in the likes of hit US show Criminal Minds?
One of my fave TV shows is Criminal Minds, and so one of the first approaches to catching criminals I researched was profiling. If you’ve ever watched that show, you’ll know that the FBI identifies information about a criminal based …read more →