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serial killer

A person who murders 3+ people over a period of > 30 days, with a n inactive period between each murder, and whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification.

Prototypic serial killer (US)
White; age 30; 97% male; 80% sociopathic.

Typical profile
Arson tendencies, compulsive, drug and/or alcohol-abusing parents, often victims of cruel/abusive parenting, evidence of biochemical and/or genetic defects, history of sexual assault, drug or alcohol abuse, cruelty to animals, interrupted/absent happiness during childhood, pathological lying, sexual deviancy, suicidal tendencies, ritualistic behaviours, possible feeling of powerlessness to prevent killing, may have a history of perinatal head trauma, severe memory disorders.

serial killer

Forensic psychiatry A person who commits serial murders Prototypic SK White ♂ age 30; 97% are ♂; 80% are sociopaths. See Dahmer, Depraved heart murder, Ice Man. Cf Megan's law, Son of Sam law.
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Other items in the collection include signed letters and items by famous serial killers David Berkowitz (Son of Sam), Faye Copeland, Angelo Buono, Niculas Claux, Harvey Louis Carignan, Lynette Sqeaky Fromme, Robin Gecht, Roy Norris, Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker), Daniel Lee Siebert, Warren James Blan, Andrew Kokoraleis, Herbert Mullin and Carol Bundy.
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The Birmingham City University professor has been dubbed a "real-life Cracker" as one of the country's foremost experts on serial killers.
The Birmingham City University-based academic is one of the country's foremost experts on serial killers and his work has led him to meet several murderers.
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Child and serial killers are never safe to be released back into society and quite frankly keeping them behind bars till they die is a waste of taxpayers' money.
Horrible killings by scores of maniacal serial killers have terrified Americans periodically, and riveted their attention as well.