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…

1: A POWER JUNKIE

‘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=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3169359/How-spot-serial-killer-Criminologists-reveal-five-key-traits-common-notorious-murderers.html