MSM reports and other links regarding serial killers *NO DISCUSSION*

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    shadowraiths LISK Liaison, Verified Forensic Psychology Special Staff Member Moderator

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    What serial killers and epidemics have in common

    Though it's often said that serial killers and diseases strike at random, a new study shows that they both kill victims in a predictable pattern. That's why the tools criminologists use to track serial killers can also pinpoint the location where an epidemic started.

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    If geographic profiling continues to work well at identifying other sources of disease outbreaks, it could prove invaluable in stopping pandemics before they start. One could imagine a future where health care workers use GP software to input and track the geographic locations of patients who've contracted deadly, communicable diseases. If an epidemic pattern begins to emerge, doctors could go straight to the source and administer antivirals or vaccines before the killer gets out of control. This will stop disease far more efficiently than trying to immunize everyone in a large geographical area.
    Full articleL click here
    Provisional Research Paper (PDF): click here
     
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    List of serial killers by country:

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_serial_killers_by_country"]List of serial killers by country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
     
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    In the aftermath of any homicide, inv*estigating the crime scene and performing an autopsy are routine steps that law enforcement takes in an attempt to solve the crime. Once all of this information has been collected, it can be entered into a nationwide database run by the FBI, as part of ViCAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program). This program can help to determine patterns, or signatures, that link separate homicides.

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/serial-killer5.htm
     
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    The Modus operandi, often referred to as MO, are specific actions taken by a perpetrator in order to complete the crime. They are a set of learned behaviors that are used because they work. An example of an MO for a serial rapist might be to hang out in shopping mall parking lots at night, forcing an unaccompanied woman into her car at gunpoint, and raping her. The MO may evolve over time as the criminal gets better, more efficient, or suffers set backs because of a particular method. The evolution of an MO is textbook operant conditioning, a form of learning. It describes a set of voluntarily learned behaviors that are reinforced or modified as a result positive or negative consequences. So, if the rapist is successful using the aforementioned strategies, he or she is likely to use them again. If not, lets say it took too long for the victim to unlock the car, he or she will modify the strategies accordingly. Thus, as most criminals attempt to improve, their MO will change gradually over time.

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/take-all-prisoners/201003/catch-serial-criminal
     
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    FBI profile: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/serial-murder

    Includes explanation of these myths:

    Myth: Serial killers are all dysfunctional loners.
    Myth: Serial killers are all white males.
    Myth: Serial killers are only motivated by sex.
    Myth: All serial murderers travel and operate interstate.
    Myth: Serial killers cannot stop killing.
    Myth: All Serial killers are insane or are evil geniuses.
    Myth: Serial killers want to get caught.
     
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    "We are seeing serial-killer tendencies in young kids," Chalmers said. "These are the faces of today's killers."

    Chalmers went through a list of warning signs and influences.

    Among the factors affecting teens who could be prone to violence are mental health, poverty, lack of discipline, peer pressure, drugs, cults and gangs and violent entertainment.
    http://www.theledger.com/article/20...n-Violence-Warns-of-Serial-Killer-Tendencies-
     
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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    2 UCLA Professors Believe ‘The Devil’s Staircase’ Could Explain Serial Killers’ Behavior

    UCLA professor Vwami Roychowdhury and researcher Michal Simkin suggest that serial killers follow a strict and predictable pattern of attacks. This pattern is driven by neurons fired by the brain in a similar way to the neurons in the brains of epileptics.
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012...ircase-could-explain-serial-killers-behavior/
     
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    Thank you for the link...


    Mr. Chalmers's credibility is a concern. It appears he makes money via sensationalism and manipulation of society's ignorance and fears. Anyone who can't address academic theory or legitimate reasons for teen violence and who promotes himself as an expert should be questioned. Mr. Chalmers does not divulge any type of professional credentials. And has a website that is rather questionable if one is trying to deter teen's from thinking firearms are cool and can make people powerful. He still continues with the rationale that listening to Manson and playing video games is why teens kill. Shockingly, he uses outdated information about bed wetting as a means of identifying young potential killers. If fact, this type of suggestion can perpetuate teen violence if certain children are taunted by their peers for normal medical conditions. I guess that is his job security, to further marginalize, alienate and target those who need help the most. And now he is enlisting teenage peers to identify those who are different? Did we not, as a society, learn our lesson with certain teen-age satanic witch hunts? :twocents:

    Here is an interview with a seasoned journalist. He later was very unhappy...see the comments.

    http://backwardmessages.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/interview-teen-killer-expert-phil-chalmers/

    Here is a great review of one of his books by a young adult...

    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/218614063
     
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    There Are Two Types Of Serial Killers And It's Easy To Tell Them Apart

    While no two serial killers are the same, everyone can be classified into one of two large groups: an organized, or a disorganized serial killer.

    Former FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood helped create the FBI's dichotomy approach to better understanding serial killers. Based on a large database of closed serial killer cases, law enforcement began inferring patterns from past cases to catch the current serial killers on the loose.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/types-of-serial-killers-2012-4
     
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    FBI publishes truths about serial killers

    The interest in serial killers is ingrained in our culture. More people can name a serial killer than can name a senator or the Vice President. In an effort to dispel the myths and assist law enforcement, The FBI published a monograph on the truth about serial killers.
    http://www.examiner.com/article/fbi-publishes-truths-about-serial-killers

    Article dispels some of the myths about serial killers.
     
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