Bobby Joe Long

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
Bobbie Joe Long, The Classified Ad Rapist10+MaleCaucasianUSATerritorialSexual1953/10/14 (Kenova, West Virginia, USA)n/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Bound To Die: The Shocking True Story of Bobby Joe Long, America's Most Savage Serial KillerAnna FlowersAmazon
Smoldering EmbersJoy Wellman, Susan Roplogle, and Lisa McVeyAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review

Bobby Joe Long, the so-called Classified Ad Rapist, raped and murdered at least ten women in the Tampa Bay area in 1984. Half his victims were prostitutes, and two others were exotic dancers.

Blog Posts

Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 011: Nature versus Nurture – The Making of a Serial Killer

on January 7th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

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…

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