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Paul Bernardo at the University of Toronto, Scarborough

on February 28th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

While writing Victim Studies 013: Paul Bernardo, I discovered that he had graduated from the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus (UTSC), in 1986. Although he graduated many years before I attended the same school, I felt the need to see if he had a graduation picture taken, just one year…

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Victim Studies 013: Paul Bernardo

on February 28th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Paul Bernardo, otherwise known as Paul Jason Teate, is a serial killer who was charged with two first-degree murder charges, two sexual assaults, two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of kidnapping and one count of performing an indignity on a human body. He was found guilty on September 1,…

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Victim Studies 012: Beverly Allitt

on February 20th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Beverly Allitt was charged for murdering 4 children and injuring 9 others. While employed at Grantham and Kesteven Hospital, Lincolnshire, it is believed that Allitt began her murder series in 1991, at the age of 23, and was caught 59 days later in England. Although she was convicted for murdering…

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Victim Studies 011: Robin Gecht

on February 8th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Robin Gecht was not found guilty of committing any murders, but was found guilty of attempted murder, rape, deviate sexual assault, aggravated battery and armed violence in the United States. Although Gecht was not charged with murder, he is suspected have murdered at least 7 people and to have been…

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Victim Studies 010: Joel Rifkin

on January 30th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Joel Rifkin is known for being New York’s most notorious serial killer. Rifkin was formally charged for the murders of nine women, but is suspected of and confessed to the murders of 17 women. His known murder series spanned from 1989, at the age of 30, until his arrest in…

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Victim Studies 009: Robert Pickton

on January 19th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Robert Pickton was found guilty for the murder of six women in British Columbia, Canada. Although he was charged with second-degree murder for murdering the six women, it is believed that he murdered over 60 people during his murder series. Pickton’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from…

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Victim Studies 008: Jeffrey Dahmer

on January 6th, 2012 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 3 Comments

Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted for the murders of 15 people in the United States, though it is believed that he was involved in 17 murders. Dahmer’s murder series began when he was 18, on June 6, 1978, and continued until June 19, 1991. Dahmer was arrested on July 22, 1991…

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Victim Studies 007: John Wayne Gacy

on December 27th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 1 Comment

John Wayne Gacy was convicted for murdering 33 people in the United States, but may have been involved in additional murders. Gacy’s known murder series is thought to have spanned from 1972, at the age of 30, until his arrest in 1978. There is still an ongoing investigation into Gacy’s…

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Victim Studies 006: Christopher Wilder

on December 6th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | 12 Comments

Christopher Wilder, otherwise known as the Beauty Queen Killer, was involved in the murders of 8 people, but may have been involved in many more. Wilder began his murder series in February of 1984, in the United States, though some argue that he may be involved in the unsolved Wanda…

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Victim Studies 005: Andrei Chikatilo

on November 15th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Victim Studies, Victimology by | No Comments

Andrei Chikatilo, otherwise known as the Butcher of Rostov, The Red Ripper and The Rostov Ripper, was charged with the murders of 52 women, men and children. It is believed that Chikatilo began his serial series in Russia, 1978 and continued until January of 1990. Chikatilo confessed to 56 murders,…

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