Episode 003: Organized, Disorganized and Mixed Serial Killers

on November 12, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Podcast Episodes by

The organized/disorganized dichotomy was developed by agents of the FBI training academy at Quantico. The typology is a system of crime scene analysis that attempts to predict an unsub’s characteristics based upon the specifics of the crime. It is based upon a series of interviews with 36 incarcerated offenders, 25 of which were serial murderers. The interviews took place between 1979 and 1983 in the United States.

Serial Killers Mentioned: Ted Bundy, H. H. Holmes, Henry Lee Lucas

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Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky
Reliability, Validity, and Utility of Criminal Profiling Typologies by Maurice Godwin of Methodist College in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
The Organized/Disorganized Topology of Serial Murder: Myth or Model? by David V. Canter, Laurence J. Allison, Emily Alison, and Natalia Wintink in Psychology, Public Policy and Law

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