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Serial Murder: Multi-Disciplinary Perspective for Investigators

Serial Murder: Multi-Disciplinary Perspective for Investigators – http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/serial-murder

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • How is serial murder defined?
  • How does the FBI deal with media in serial murder cases?
  • Why is it important for law enforcement to know traits of psychopathic behavior?

Description:

This publication was put out by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, the inspiration for the series Criminal Minds. The report contains the following sections plus introductory material and appendices:

  • II. Definition of Serial Murder
  • III. Causality and the Serial Murderer
  • IV. Psychopathy and Serial Murder
  • V. Motivations & Types of Serial Murder: Symposium Model
  • VI. Investigative Issues and Best Practices
  • VII. Forensic Issues in Serial Murder Cases
  • VIII. Prosecution of Serial Murder Cases
  • IX. Media Issues in Serial Murder Investigations
  • X. Issues Regarding Talking Heads in the Media

This report seems like it would be helpful in adding realistic touches to serial killers and to the investigators charged with finding them.

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