Episode 022: Mutilation, Part 1on March 25, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Victimology by Brian Combs
Listener Lalith asks:
“What is the significance of mutilation pre and post death? Why do some killers mutilate the face while others only the genitalia?”
She actually asked this question intending it to be part of last week’s Questions and Answers episode, but I thought it was meaty enough for its own episode. In fact, due to the length of the material, it looks like we’ll have to dissect it into two parts.
Mentioned: Jack the Ripper, Derek Percy, Andrei Chikatilo, Doug Clark, Carol Bundy, Donald Gaskins, Erzsebet Bathory, Edmund Kemper, Lawrence Bittaker, Roy Norris, Wesley Evans, George Heirens, Albert Fish, Belle Gunness, Fred West, Rose West, Gary Ridgway, H.H. Holmes, Robert Pickton, John George Haigh, Joel Rifkin, Jerry Brudos, Ed Gein, Robin Gecht, Jeffrey Dahmer
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“Serial Murderers and their Victims” by Eric W. Hickey
“Forensic and Medico-legal Aspects of Sexual Crimes and Unusual Sexual Practices” by Anil Aggrawal
“Murderers who Rape and Mutilate” by Robert Ressler, Ann W. Burgess, Carol Hartman, John E. Douglas, and Arlene McCormack
“The Serial Killer Files” by Harold Schechter
“Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters” by Peter Vronsky
“Serial Murder” by Holmes and Holmes
“The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition” by Michael Newton
“Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool” by Holmes and Holmes
“The Organized/Disorganize Typology of Serial Murder: Myth or Model?” by Canter, Alison, Alison, and Wentink
“Crime Scene and Profile Characteristics of Organized and Disorganized Murderers” from the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin of August 1985
“Criminal Mutilation of the Human Body in Sweden” by Jovan Rojs, Maja Lundstrom, Magnus Broberg, Lars Lidberg, and Olle Lindquist