Serial Killers

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Are All Serial Killers the Same?

Criminal Profiling In the late 1960’s, the FBI was desperate to get a handle on the growing phenomenon of the serial killer. Yet-to-be-caught serial killers such as Ed Kemper and Henry Lee Lucas were actively killing, while eluding arrest — both terrifying the public and frustrating law enforcement. Indeed this era, peaking in 1989, would …

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Psychological Phases of a Serial Killer

When I started this true crime blog, I promised you we’d go into the mind of a serial killer. So far we’ve looked at psychopathy and sociopathy. Now it’s time to go deeper. Interview with Death In the 1980’s, psychologist and author Joel Norris was researching psychopathy and his theory that violence is a disease …

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The Ladies Man Killer

“I can’t say I’m normal…” Shawn Michael Grate, while not a household name like Ted Bundy, used his ladies-man charm to terrorized Central Ohio for a decade. A Mysterious Childhood Born August 8, 1976, in Marion, Ohio, Shawn Michael Grate has somewhat of a mysterious or missing childhood. The Wikipedia article on Grate says nothing …

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