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Hickey ch 10 and 11 - Chapter 10 Serial Murder From A...

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Chapter 10: Serial Murder From A Global Perspective 1) What are the primary issues about serial killing from a global perspective? Cultural variation in SK definitions Methods/motives vary American SK profiles have poor applicability outside U.S. 2) What were the findings of the study done by the German police on serial killers in Germany? All SK 1945-1955, Germany, had 3+ victims Resulted in 54 Male SK and 7 Female SK 10% homicides that start as robberies and sex offenses are SK Each crime equally linked sexual motives based on FBI designation not found 3) What were the findings of Harbort’s research? SK had normal IQ “emotionally void” [Hickey 2006:293] Criminal history Problem childhood “various brain abnormalities” [Hickey 2006:293]. SK do not stage crime scence Signatures and trophy taking rare Rarely have traveling mobility pattern Most 30 kilometers home More likely local or place-specific “higher IQ SK, faster arrest time” [Hicker 2006:294] Average 4 ½ yrs 1 st kill to arrest Lower IQ don’t fit well into profiles, hence harder to catch 4) Hickey compared serial killers in the U.S. to those in 222 other countries. What were the basic points he made about this comparison? In the US numbers are exaggerated as a product of sensationalism
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Gerghaty during the Spring '08 term at Longwood.

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Hickey ch 10 and 11 - Chapter 10 Serial Murder From A...

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