PSYCH OF SERIAL KILLERS
The Psychology of a Serial Killer will be joining us for a live discussion here at the Fremont Theater on February 25th
Learn about serial killers you’ve never heard for before in this acclaimed, sell-out show.
‘The Psychology of Serial Killers’ will give even the most dedicated true crime fan new insights to the
phenomenon of serial homicide.
During this talk, you will learn:
Why do some people become serial killers?
Is animal cruelty a red flag for later violence? We will look at the statistics and case studies to explore
the answer to this question.
How do we categorise serial killers? We will look at different methods, some which are very popular,
and others which (for the most part) have stood up to empirical exploration. By the end of this talk,
you will be able to identify the difference between categories of serial killer, the type of crimes each
typically engage with and the type of crime scene they are likely to leave behind.
Identifying serial killer myths: what misrepresentations of serial killers do you mistakenly believe?
How responsible is the media or Hollywood for such beliefs? What are the real trends which can be
Why is it that can you only name white serial killers? How does press coverage affect what crimes
we hear about? What aspects of a crime make it more ‘newsworthy’ than another similar tragedy
which goes largely uncovered?
What is the future of catching serial killers? Can statistics provide an advantage to detection? Is the
incidence of serial killers in decline or on the rise?
Female serial killers are less common than male, but not as rare as you probably think. What
differences are there in the nature of their crimes, the victims they select, and the amount of time
they remain at large for before being caught?
Why do some women fall in love with serial killers? The condition of Hybristophilia is a complex
one, but we shall explore the different psychological elements at play in the mind of an individual
who seeks out a relationship with a known killer. We will also explore the condition Folie a Deux (or
‘madness for two’); another commonly misunderstood phenomenon.
Killer couples or partnered homicide is another fascinating facet of serial homicide. How and why do
such partnerships occur and what are the dynamics of such a relationship?
Finally, this talk will conclude with answering one of the most commonly-asked questions: “Why am
I so interested in serial killers?” As you will see, an interest in true-crime is far from a new
sensation. But why some people so fascinated with the criminal mind? This talk will explain all the
factors of such content which have provoked your interest, and you will find that you are not as
unusual as you may think.
Please be advised that no crime scene photos are used in any of talks.