Monthly Archives: July 2015

How to spot a serial killer: Criminologists reveal five key traits the most notorious murderers have in common

The first recorded serial killers date back to the Roman Empire when a group of matrons were said to have poisoned men using a deadly ring.

Today, thanks to modern technology, psychologists and criminologists have defined and identified what makes a person commit such cold-blooded murders again and again .  

Working with Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University, Real Crime magazine has highlighted five key characteristics of serial killers…


‘Serial killers typically have a real affinity with power, even when they’ve been caught and know the game is up,’ explained the experts.

Killers: Ian Brady (left), the Moors Murderer who was convicted of killing five children with accomplice Myra Hindley (right)  between 1963 and 1965 withheld<p>Read more at: <a href=