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  Stories about famous serial killers and murder cases at the Crime Library.
The most frightening of serial killers: a handsome, educated psychopathic law student who stalked and murdered dozens of young college women who looked very much like a young woman who broke off her relationship with him.
One of the most notorious serial killers, "respectable" Chicago-area businessman hires young men to work in his contracting company, then rapes and murders scores of them, burying their bodies on his properties.
This extraordinary murderer killed by decapitation unique in the annals of serial killing but then, he was a surgeon by training, brought down by alcoholism and drug addiction, and knew the human anatomy like the back of his hand.
www.crimelibrary.com /serialkillers.htm   (2223 words)

  Serial killer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Serial killer entered the popular vernacular in large part due to the well-publicized crimes of Ted Bundy (for who the term was first used) and David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") in the middle years of that decade.
Serial killers are generally perceived to be largely consisting of white males and it is true that they are distinctly over-represented in percentile figures of known serial killers.
Serial killer memorabilia and serial killer lore is a subculture revolving around the legacies of various infamous and notorious serial killers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serial_killer   (3944 words)

 Serial Killer ; Hannibal Lecter & Ted Bundy
Moreover, the serial killer is understood as condemned to repetition - each killing is a replica of the original sin, and in the traces that the killer leaves upon the corpse and upon the crime-scene is to be read his signature - inimitable and ever the same.
Recently, the idea of the serial killer as nomad has undergone a certain redefinition; now it is posited that, during what is referred to as the 'trolling phase', they get in their cars and drive around looking for victims, with little care for where they may find themselves (Norris, 1988, p.
The serial killer as depicted in Rule's letter goes some way to solving the image problem with which the police are confronted; he is an unusual criminal and is especially difficult to catch.
www.timothyjpmason.com /WebPages/Publications/Serial_Killers.htm   (6319 words)

 SerialHomicide.com - Who are Serial Killers?
The serial killer continues to hurt and murder victims, whereas the mass murderer makes his or her "final statement" in or about life through the medium of abrupt and final violence.
The mass murderer and the serial killer are quantitatively and qualitatively different, and disagreement continues about their characteristics just as it does about the types of mass and serial offenders that appear to have emerged in recent years.
Although serial murder is believed to represent a relatively small portion of all homicides in the United States, already researchers have begun the difficult task of classifying serial killers.
www.serialhomicide.com /defining-serial-killers.htm   (2289 words)

 Serial Killers
Serial Killers: Issues Explored Through the Green River Murders by Tomas Guillen Serial Killers is intended to fill a void in the serial killer literature.
Guy Georges, 38, a self-confessed serial killer was described by the public prosecutor as "the incarnation of evil" and psychiatrists warned that he could not be cured of his desire to kill.
Serial Killers -- Through extensive research and interviews with 5 notorious serial killers, Joel Norris demonstrates serial killers have biological and genetic makeups that can be identified as early as five years of age.
www.karisable.com /skaz.htm   (4894 words)

 Serial Killers
What allows many serial killers to keep killing is that their carelessness is dwarfed by police and investigative incompetence.
The great majority of serial killers, like John Wayne Gacy, are well known to the police as violent sexual offenders long before their murders finally catch up with them.
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was a born salesman with a natural charm.
crimemagazine.com /serial.htm   (666 words)

Some serial killers have a preference for their victims, choosing to eliminate a certain group of people (prostitutes, young women, children, etc.).
The killer will fantasize about the murder until the fantasy is no longer enough to bring about pleasure, and he must commit the crime.
*Serial killers are seeking an object or prop to victimize, not a partner.
members.tripod.com /~SerialKillr/SerialKillersExposed/characteristics.html   (322 words)

 Serial Killer Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Serial Killers They belong to a newly identified class of criminals called serial murderers, motiveless killers, recreational killers, spree killers, or lust murderers whose numbers are increasing at an alarming rate every year.
Addicted to the act of murder as if it were a drug, serial killers compulsively and silently troll for their victims amid shopping malls, at twilight, darkened city streets, or country roads in isolated rural communities.
Always hidden in plain sight, some killers ask to be caught, promise to turn themselves in so they can receive therapy, but vanish again only to emerge after the next murder.
www.angelfire.com /zine2/serialarchive/right1.html   (332 words)

 Serial Killer Essays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The serial killer tightens the proverbial noose around his neck by interacting with law enforcement agencies and the media and thus providing them with clues as to his identity and whereabouts.
The overriding emotion of terrorists and serial killers, the amalgam and culmination of their tortured psyche - is deep seated disdain for everything human, the flip side of envy.
The serial killer and the mass murderer rationalize and intellectualize their murders by purporting to "liberate" or "deliver" the victims from a fate worse than death.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/serialkillers/object.htm   (17716 words)

 Phoenix killings spark serial killer scare - Boston.com
A photo of 19-year-old Liliana Sanchez-Cabrera, who was gunned down in March 2006 by one of at least two serial killers terrorizing the city of Phoenix, is part of a memorial her family keeps at their home, shown Thursday, July 13, 2006, in Phoenix.
Sanchez-Cabrera is believed to have been the youngest victim of the serial killer Phoenix police have dubbed the "Baseline Killer," who they suspect is responsible for as many as eight robberies, seven sexual assaults and six murders since August 2005.
Another Baseline Killer victim, Liliana Sanchez-Cabrera, 20, was shot to death with 23-year-old George Chou, a co-worker, after they left their jobs at a restaurant the night of March 15.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2006/07/15/phoenix_killings_spark_serial_killer_scare   (939 words)

 Zodiac Killer
Zodiac Killer a mysterious murderer known only as the 'Zodiac'(signed from his taunting letters sent to newspapers), killed five people in San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969.
Letters were sent to newspapers in San Francisco supposedly claiming to be from the killer, and were signed 'Zodiac' which was adopted by the media to name the mysterious killer.
The Zodiac Killer stalked Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s when he killed 5 people beginning in 1968 and claiming responsibility for 17 murders in the San Francisco area in the late 1960s.
www.allserialkillers.com /zodiac_killer.htm   (420 words)

 Serial Killer Movies
The title strongly indicates that it was based on the career of Sweeney Todd, the serial killer from 1790s England, who was often referred to as "the demon barber of Fleet Street".
It appears to have been inspired by the Guangzhou Ripper, a serial killer who prowled that region of China which was previously known as Canton.
An Ordinary Killer - (2002) - A movie said to be based on the murder of Dawn Magyar and the pursuit of her killer, Jerald Wingeart.
www.thecrimeweb.com /serialkillermovies.htm   (7660 words)

 Serial Killer Central
An interview with self-professed serial killer Robert Browne in Colorado Springs, Colo., was a "major step" in the investigation of three apparent unsolved homicide cases in Red River Parish, a state police investigator said Monday.
Sam sez jail's OK Son of Sam serial killer David Berkowitz is such a happy prisoner that when he came up for parole recently he didn't even request to be released, the upcoming issue of New York magazine reports.
Phoenix residents who have been on edge as police struggled to solve two serial killer cases are breathing a hesitant and cautious sigh of relief.
www.skcentral.com /news.php   (1270 words)

 Serial Killer Victims Index * serial killer victims * serial killers and their victims * victims of robert pickton * ...
Serial Killer Victims Index * serial killer victims * serial killers and their victims * victims of robert pickton * victims of ted bundy
Serial Killer Victims Index provides a place of memory for victims of serial killers.
NEW: Victims of Serial Killer Robert William PICKTON
www.victimzzz.net   (244 words)

 BTK Killer - BTK Serial Killer
The killer known as BTK is Wichita's most notorious serial killer, now connected with eight unsolved homicides from 1974 to 1986.
The serial killer used the initials in letters he sent to local media.
BTK Killer is also Known as; BTK, BTK Killer, BTK Serial Killer, Serial Killer, Killer, BTK Strangler, Dennis Rader, Dennis Radar, Dennis Rador.
www.allserialkillers.com /btk_killer_-_btk_serial_killer.htm   (490 words)

 USATODAY.com - Police nab two in serial killings case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police had two accused serial killers in custody Thursday — a female ex-wrestler suspected in the deaths of at least 11 elderly women and a former soldier accused of torturing and killing at least four gay men.
Police had suspected that the killer was a man dressed as a woman, and they spent months detaining, questioning and fingerprinting transvestites.
She resembles police composite profiles and a sculpted rendering of the suspected serial killer — including a similar haircut and facial mole.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-01-26-mexico-serial-killer_x.htm   (759 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Crime (Baton Rouge Serial Killer)
With a serial killer on the loose, ordinary presumptions are pushed aside and the worst assumed.
The case of the Baton Rouge serial killer was a puzzling one in that serial killers almost always follow their own peculiar sets of patterns of murder without deviating from their programmed agendas of how they must perform every step.
While the killer was still on the loose, women in the Lafayette and Baton Rouge area were fearful and took to jumping at shadows.
www.snopes.com /crime/warnings/batonrouge.asp   (2172 words)

 Mystery Guide - Serial killer subgenre page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Books we classify as serial killer novels typically have a higher level of random violence, explicit gore, and serious mental illness than any others.
They also have somewhat different motivations than other types of mysteries -- whether the crimes are committed by a psychopathic stranger or a sociopathic acquaintaince pretending to be a psychopathic stranger, these motives are rarely about winning an inheritance or covering up a misdemeanor.
Serial killer stories can be crosslisted in any subgenre except Cozy.
www.mysteryguide.com /serial-killer.html   (105 words)

 Serial Killer Behavior 2 @ GeauxLouisiana.com
These killers keep a record of their killings, and enjoy taunting and evading police.
This item may be kept in view of the killer, or become shrine-like in their view.
It is stated that for every psychotic serial killer, there are approximately nine psychopaths.
geauxlouisiana.com /SerialKillerBehavior2.html   (423 words)

 Police: We Have BTK Serial Killer - CBS News
Meet some of the world's worst killers, find out how some have foolishly gotten caught and read what mass murderers have said about their crimes.
CBS News Correspondent Cynthia Bowers reports the killer teased police with cryptic clues that may be true or not: that he was born in 1939, raised by a widowed mother and is obsessed with railroads.
Police in Wichita have reopened the investigation of a serial killer who terrorized the city in the 1970s.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/02/26/national/main676673.shtml   (1003 words)

 Femmefreud's Couch... Serial Killer Wasteland
There are more theories about serial killers than there are actual murderers who can be qualified as serial killers.
Yes, although many believe serial killers to be monsters, they remain undeniably human.
Serial Killers Main Domain: An extensive list of serial killers plus quizes, graphics, comics, and more.
members.tripod.com /~Femmefreud/index.html   (618 words)

 Tampabay: Serial killer books to stay on shelves
After reading and reviewing The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers and The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, committees of parents, teachers and students at King and Durant high schools ruled the books appropriate for high school students.
But before students will be allowed to read the A to Z book at Durant or the Encyclopedia of Serial Killers at King, they must first obtain teacher approval.
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers at Durant will be returned to general circulation.
www.sptimes.com /2002/04/20/TampaBay/Serial_killer_books_t.shtml   (536 words)

 Amazon.de: The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations: The Grisly Business Unit: English Books: Robert ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Serial killers like Seattle's Ted Bundy, Maryland's Beltway Sniper, Atlanta's Wayne Williams, or England's Peter Sutcliffe usually outsmart the task forces on their trail for long periods of time.
Keppel and Birnes take readers inside the operations of serial killer task forces to learn why.
This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country's most notorious serial killers.
www.amazon.de /Psychology-Serial-Killer-Investigations-Business/dp/0124042600   (502 words)

 Internet Crime Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Serial killers tend to be white, heterosexual, males in their twenties and thirties who are loners with low self-esteem.
Serial killers generally murder strangers with cooling off periods between each crime.
Many killers like to insert themselves in the investigations of their crimes and some like to taunt the police with letters or carefully placed pieces of evidence at the crime scene.
www.mayhem.net /Crime/serial.html   (153 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kansas serial killer resurfaces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
WICHITA (AP) — More than two decades have passed since a serial killer terrorized Wichita, strangling or stabbing seven victims and bragging about it to the media.
The letter, apparently from the killer known as the BTK Strangler, sparked increased demand around Wichita for home security systems.
The serial killer's first letter was found in a textbook at the public library; he went on to send poems and called police with details of Nancy Fox's slaying.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-03-27-kansas-killer_x.htm   (927 words)

 Amazon.com: Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer (20th Anniversary): DVD: John McNaughton,Mary Demas,Michael Rooker,Anne ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer was loosely-based on the life of one Henry Lee Lucas.
The first scene is haunting in its graphic and realistic portrayal of the randomness of a serial killer's passing through the myriad roads and highways that criss-cross the American landscape.
It's a different killer, but the premise is similiar: lonesome psycho is drifting over the surface of this world, being forced to kill humans when the going-ons in their brains get manipulated by the outside world, making them prisoners of their own mind with all its fears and extremes that they actually hate themselves.
www.amazon.com /Henry-Portrait-Serial-Killer-Anniversary/dp/B0009OUBC4   (4082 words)

 serial killer true crime library * serial killer news * history of forensic science * list of serial killers * serial ...
As Eric Hickey (1991) describes them, "These are the quiet killers, every bit as lethal as male serial murderers, but we are seldom aware of one in our midst because of the low visibility of their killing".
Female serial killers targeting husbands, spouses, lovers and their own children usually proceed with their crimes seven years longer than their male counterparts.
The ZODIAC Killer still puzzling authorities, the manhunt for the BTK Killer, who resurfaced 25 years after his last homicide, at least came to an end, as well as the one for the Greenriver Killer - those infamous and numerous cold cases are listed in our database.
www.crimezzz.net   (755 words)

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