What is a serial killer?
- Someone who killed a minimum of 3~4 victims with a “cooling off” period in between.
- The victims are usually strangers, and the murders appear unconnected or random.
- The serial murders reflect a need to sadistically dominate the victim. And they are rarely “for profit” because the motive is psychological, not material.
- The method of killing may reveal a “symbolic” value the victim has for the killer.
- Serial killers often choose vulnerable victims (e.g. prostitutes).
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