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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Two: Cultural Development of Monsters, Demons, and Evil 1) Explain some examples of explanations from demonology have been used to provide insight into serial murder. Past civilization viewed mass/serial murders from perspective demonology &#2; Earthly events controlled by unknowable/unseen forces Mental illness = possession by evil spirits &#2; Biblical references &#2; Son of Sam [.44 caliber killer] 13 victims, 13 months, NYC, initially stated that his neighbors dog was possess by demon and told him to murder &#2; In past at times mentally ill viewed as having second sight and revered &#2; Some seen as possessed by multiple demons Modern = multiple personalities Case of Sybil, Eve Used as defense by few SK &#2; Hillside Strangler = Kenneth Bianchi, unsuccessful Animals can be possessed &#2; E.g., wolves most common, i.e., werewolf Human possessed could turn into wolf...
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