Joseph P. Franklin

A racist mission-oriented serial killer, Joseph P. Franklin killed at least seven people. He primarily targeted mixed-race couples.

Demographic Info

James Clayton Vaughn, Jr.At least 7MaleCaucasianUSANomadicPersonal Cause1950/04/13 (Mobile, Alabama)n/a


Dark Soul of the South: The Life and Crimes of Racist Killer Joseph Paul FranklinMel AytonAmazon

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Episode 005: Power/Control, Hedonistic, Mission-Oriented, Visionary

on November 26th, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Ronald M. Holmes and James Deburger developed a system for categorizing serial murderers in 1998. Stephan T. Holmes joined them in developing later versions. The system is now referred to as the Holmes Typology. It was based upon the analysis of case material and interviews from 110 serial murders. Their…

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