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 degree within the information and leisure media. The insurance of real-life murderers similar to Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has reworked them into ghoulish celebrities. equally, the recognition of fictional characters comparable to Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates simply how keen the general public is to be worried through those human predators.

But why is that this so? may perhaps or not it's that a few of us have a grotesque fascination with serial killers for a similar purposes we'd morbidly stare at a catastrophic car twist of fate? Or it truly is whatever extra? In Why we adore Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our strong urge for food for the macabre, whereas additionally supplying new and detailed insights into the area of the serial killer, together with these he has received from his correspondence with of the world’s so much infamous examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). additionally, Bonn examines the felony profiling recommendations utilized by legislation enforcement execs to spot and recognize serial predators, he discusses some of the behaviors—such because the air of secrecy of the sociopath— that appear themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why those killers frequently develop into renowned cultural figures.

Groundbreaking in its method, Why we like Serial Killers is a compelling examine how the media, legislations enforcement firms, and public belief itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst.

Show sample text content

Download sample