My morbid obsession

I can’t remember the first time I read about serial killers. What I do know is it was just so intriguing I had to learn more. We are usually afraid of what we can’t understand. When I don’t understand something, I must learn more. On murderpedia.org there are 5,701 recongized male serial killers but only 900 females. Dont let the numbers fool you though..

One thing that that annoys me is defining ‘serial killers’. Technically,  a serial killer is defined as someone who murders a number of people over a period of time with the same motive. Though, motives can progress. Killing a single person does not define one as a serial killer.

About sickhearted

Free spirited, crocheting nerd. I love all things that make me think.

Posted on January 6, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Technically, it’s 3 murders, with a cooling off period between the kills. So someone who kills 4 people, but does it all at once, isn’t a serial killer. He’s a mass murderer. I’ve got the same morbid fascination. I read all the serial killer books I can get my hands on. Not sure why, it’s an awfully gruesome subject, but I do.

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