Hickey Ch. 2

Hickey Ch. 2 - Chapter Two: Cultural Development of...

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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  Earthly events controlled by unknowable/unseen forces Mental illness = possession by evil spirits  Biblical references  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  In past at times mentally ill viewed as having second sight and revered  Some seen as possessed by multiple demons Modern = multiple personalities Case of Sybil, Eve Used as defense by few SK  Hillside Strangler = Kenneth Bianchi, unsuccessful Animals can be possessed  E.g., wolves most common, i.e., werewolf Human possessed could turn into wolf...
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