Episode 011: Nature versus Nurture – The Making of a Serial Killeron January 7, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by Brian Combs
In this week’s episode, we look at what causes someone to become a serial killer.
We’ll be mostly discussing psychopathic sexual murder, rather than psychotic murder. Psychopathy, also known as sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder, is a behavioral disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with abnormal immoral conduct, despite an ability to appear normal. Psychosis, on the other hand, is characterized by a severe break from reality, such as the experience of a paranoid schizophrenic.
We will focus on males primarily, as females develop very differently. Although some female cases, such as Aileen Wouros profile very similarly to males.
This episode is really an introduction to these issues. I will likely explore some of these issues more completely in future episodes.
Please be aware that some of the images discussed in this episode are rather disturbing, and that profane language is included in some of the quotations.
Serial Killers Mentioned: Aileen Wouros, Henry Lee Lucas, Berkowitz, Joel Rifkin, Edmund Kemper, Joseph Kallinger, Jerry Brudos, Gary Ridgway, Ed Gein, Peter Woodcock, Arthur Shawcross, Bobby Joe Long, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Gary Heidnik, Albert Fish, Mary Bell, Earle Leonard Nelson, Carlton Gary, Richard Ramirez, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Clifford Olson, H. H. Holmes, Richard Angelo
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